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CNN Op-ED-Opinion: For some, ‘I Voted’ sticker isn’t easy to get

Blog November 1, 2016

CNN Op-ED-Opinion: For some, ‘I Voted’ sticker isn’t easy to get

Updated 1:23 PM ET, Tue November 1, 2016 Early voting has allowed many Americans to post their “I Voted” stickers on social media. Story highlights Kristen Clarke: High court ruling on Voting Rights Act has harsh repercussions for 2016 Voting rights advocates play “Whac-a-mole” with suppressive state measures, she says   Editor’s Note: Kristen Clarke is president and executive director of the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which leads the Election Protection program and 866-OUR-VOTE hotline for voters. The views expressed in this commentary are hers.   (CNN) — While some Americans are already posting selfies online with “I Voted” stickers from early voting, too many more may find it difficult to exercise their rights at the polls November 8. Americans should be on the lookout for violations of voters’ rights next week, now that the US Supreme Court has stripped away many of the protections of […]

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“The attorney general occupies the most important law-enforcement role in the nation and, as such, must be someone committed to equal justice under law for all,” said Kristen Clarke, president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. “There were questions about [Sessions] ability to be fair and impartial on the bench back then and those questions remain today.”

The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar's leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity - work that continues to be vital today.

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