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Akron Beacon Journal
Akron adding 12 police officers to fight gun violence with aid of $4 million federal grant
 
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The mayor of Akron is spending $4 million from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire a dozen pmbat a olice officers to cogun violence epidemic.

Akron has not escaped a national increase in gun homicides and shootings this year. Police have recorded 767 gun-related crimes through November, a 71% year-over-year increase, as officers have confiscated
...    click to story link   
 

cleveland.com
Ohio state government unveils new data website
 
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new state website makes available data sets ranging from unemployment claims to COVID-19 rates in sewage, as part of a new transparency initiative announced on Monday.

DataOhio.gov, rolled out as part of the state’s ongoing InnovateOhio project, contains more than 200 data sets, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said Monday. St
...    click to story link   
 

The Blade
Ohio lawmakers peruse a plethora of firearms bills, but not what DeWine wants
 
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COLUMBUS — Republican legislative leaders plan to pass a bill to expand situations in which someone could use a gun in self-defense without a legal duty to first try to retreat.

They seem to have little if any appetite, meanwhile, for gun reforms sought by Gov. Mike DeWine.

Bills were recently reintroduced in both Ohio G
...    click to story link   
 

Columbus Dispatch
Column: State's leaders can make voting a lot easier in Ohio
 
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I read the Nov. 14 Dispatch editorial “We must make voting in Ohio even easier” and was moved to provide an alternative perspective that does not sugarcoat the very real barriers voters experienced this election. As a lead organizer of the state’s nonpartisan Election Protection coalition, I was on the receiving end of calls from frustrated a ...    click to story link   
 

Ohio Capital Journal
Equal pay, gender equity back in the legislature
 
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The issue of gender pay equity has come up yet again in the Ohio Statehouse, after multiple previous attempts to bring the measure to a vote.

State Rep. Stephanie Howse, D-Cleveland, introduced a bill called the Equal Pay Act and one that creates a gender pay equity task force this week, marking the sixth time the topic of equal pay ha
...    click to story link   
 

Columbus Dispatch
Ohio Democrats did so badly they undercut key anti-gerrymandering point
 
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Ohio Republicans did more than just flex their muscles in delivering another 8-point win for President Donald Trump in last month's election.

A closer look at the official results unveiled last weekend showed that they put a dent in a well-used Democratic argument about the unfairness of the state's GOP-drawn legislative and congressio
...    click to story link   
 

Dayton Daily News
Should voters know more about where undisclosed political money comes from?
 
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A $60 million bribery scandal at the Statehouse has put a spotlight on how nonprofit groups that don’t have to disclose where they get their money could corrupt politics.

In July U.S. Attorney David DeVillers alleged that Republican Larry Householder and four associates took more than $60 million filtered through these groups to pu
...    click to story link   
 

Akron Beacon Journal
Editor: We’ve added more reporters. Please support local journalism.
 
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Journalists are a resilient bunch.

They’re accustomed to people not returning calls, dodging questions and making their work more challenging. Some sources can be incredibly helpful. Others, well, let’s just say they don’t always cooperate. The best reporters still find a way to get the pertinent facts.

Perhaps that
...    click to story link   
 

Washington Post
Racial microaggressions take a major toll on Black Americans
 
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I can’t do my two favorite things right now — traveling and attending the theater with my family — because of the coronavirus. But when I can do these activities again, I have a simple request for White vacationers and theatergoers: Please stop staring at us. Don’t compliment us for doing what comes naturally. ...    click to story link   
 

Akron Beacon Journal
Akron area climbs to worst threat level as COVID-19 claims 14 more lives in Summit County
 
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Summit, Portage, Medina and Stark counties have turned purple, the most severe level, on the state's coronavirus advisory map released Thursday.

And new Ohio COVID-19 cases counted 8,921 — the fourth highest daily total of the pandemic — with 82 additional deaths reported, including 14 more in Summit County.

Gov. Mike
...    click to story link   
 

NPR
Democrats Push 'Abolition Amendment' To Fully Erase Slavery From U.S. Constitution
 
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As the nation grapples with issues of racial injustice and social inequality, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pushing to remove the so-called slavery loophole from the United States Constitution.

With the adoption and ratification of the 13th Amendment 155 years ago, the practice of slavery formally ended in this country, but it did not
...    click to story link   
 

Scholastic
Election 2020
 
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  • Kid Reporters
  • Civics in Action
  • The Candidates
  • The Issues
...    click to story link   
 

The Guardian
A disputed election, a constitutional crisis, polarisation … welcome to 1876
 
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As Donald Trump warns inaccurately of voter fraud and polls show the unpopular president staying within touching distance of Democrat Joe Biden, the prospect of an unresolved US election draws horribly near, especially as the impact of the coronavirus is widely seen as likely to delay a result by days, if not weeks. ...    click to story link   
 

Columbus Dispatch
Absentee ballot requests flooding Ohio elections boards like never before
 
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Absentee ballot applications are pouring into Ohio boards of elections at an unprecedented rate more than two months before Election Day.

Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections are hiring more staff members, teeing up orders for more paper products and redistributing other resources as they deal with what many say is an unprecedented number of absen
...    click to story link   
 

REUTERS
U.S. Postal Service launches election mail website ahead of elections
 
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(Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service said on Friday it has launched a new election mail website, as a part of its efforts to ensure voters have correct information about voting by mail for the November presidential election.

The Postal Service said it had updated its website so that both voting customers can get information on how to use the mail to
...    click to story link   
 

Akron Beacon Journal
The City of Akron Launches Racial Equality and Social Justice Task Force
 
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The city of Akron has launched a Racial Equity and Social Justice Task Force to address and change policies that have led to the disenfranchisement of Akron’s Black residents, who continue to fare worse economically and experience other inequities.

Chaired by Bishop F. J. “Joey” Johnson II, senior pastor at the House of the Lord, and composed
...    click to story link   
 

AXIOS
Where immigrants will have the most voting power in 2020
 
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Immigrant voters could be pivotal this fall to election outcomes in some battleground suburbs, according to a new analysis of county-level Census data reviewed by Axios.

Why it matters: Texas, Georgia and Virginia as well as Florida could see swings with statewide or national implications. Congressional races to watch include Texas' 22nd district, G
...    click to story link   
 

Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Seeds of women’s suffrage were sown in Seneca Falls
 
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SENECA FALLS — One of the seeds for what eventually blossomed into the 19th Amendment was planted more than 170 years ago in a Fall Street church.

The Wesleyan Chapel is where 300 men and women gathered for the first women’s rights convention on July 19-20, 1848. It was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others who were unhappy with the soc
...    click to story link   
 

WKSU
Summer Of Racial Reckoning
 
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It was Memorial Day, May 25th, 2020. The coronavirus had locked down the country for weeks. Tens of thousands had died. Millions were out of work. And in Minneapolis, a 46-year-old Black man named George Floyd went to buy a pack of cigarettes.

Floyd's stop ended with a police officer's knee dug into his neck for nearly nine minutes. Floyd begged for
...    click to story link   
 

Cleveland Scene Press Club
Western Reserve Historical Society To Open Virtual Exhibit About Women and Politics
 
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Tomorrow, Women and Politics: Empowered to Vote, Empowered to Lead, a new virtual exhibit, opens at the Western Reserve Historical Society. It traces the story of women’s role in the political sphere, and explores Ohio’s contributions to the suffrage movement, the fight for the 19th Amendment and “the birth and growth of the League of Women V ...    click to story link   
 

REUTERS
Ballot drop boxes are latest battleground in U.S. election fight
 
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As U.S. election officials gird for a dramatic expansion of mail voting in the Nov. 3 election, Democrats across the country are promoting drop boxes as a convenient and reliable option for voters who don’t want to entrust their ballots to the U.S. Postal Service.

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, meanwhile, has sued to prevent thei
...    click to story link   
 

NPR
Mail Delays Could Hurt The Census, Too
 
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Under pressure from the Trump administration to deliver 2020 census results by the end of this year, the U.S. Census Bureau has set a cutoff date for receiving paper forms for the once-a-decade head count, NPR has learned.

The bureau confirms to NPR that it plans to only process paper census questionnaires postmarked by Sept. 30 — its new end date
...    click to story link   
 

League of Women Voters
Civil Rights Groups, Civic Organizations, and Local Governments Sue to Protect the Census Timeline
 
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SAN JOSE—Today, the League of Women Voters of the United States, the National Urban League, Black Alliance for Immigration, Harris County, TX, and the City of Los Angeles, California, City of Salinas, California, City of San Jose, California, and Commissioners Rodney Ellis and Adrian Garcia of the Harris County Commissioners Court filed a lawsuit ...    click to story link   
 

League of Women Voters
LWV Statement on the Postmaster General’s Reversal of USPS Changes Until After 2020 Election
 
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WASHINGTON – Today, the League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to delay operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service until after the 2020 election:

“The United States Postal Service is one of our nation’s most trusted institutions. Americans kn
...    click to story link   
 

Reuters
Exclusive: U.S. Postmaster General to pause all operational reforms after outcry
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is set to announce later on Tuesday that he will suspend all operational reforms and initiatives until after the November presidential election, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters and sources briefed on the matter.

“I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is
...    click to story link   
 

TheUndefeated.com
More Than A Vote: A letter to fans to fight Black voter suppression
 
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We are a coalition of Black athletes and artists who came together amid the protests fueled by the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police. We are focused on systemic, targeted voter suppression in our community and have a specific mission: educate, energize and protect Black voters. We are driven by a shared understanding that our inf ...    click to story link   
 

Forbes
LeBron James-Led Coalition Issues Call To Action: Educate, Energize And Protect Black Voters
 
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Dozens of prominent Black athletes and artists from the More Than A Vote coalition, including NBA superstar LeBron James and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, published a signed letter Monday stating they are focused on combating “systemic, targeted voter suppression in our community” ahead of the upcoming 2020 presidential election, and are unit ...    click to story link   
 

Today
Video | Women got the right to vote 100 years ago, but the battle for equality is not over
 
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Video description: Sen. Kamala Harris made history this week as the first woman of color to be on a major party’s presidential ticket. This comes 100 years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, NBC’s Rehema Ellis looks at the discrimination Black women still face whe ...    click to story link   
 

National Geographic
For Black women, the 19th Amendment didn’t end their fight to vote
 
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When it comes to the story of women’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment, two competing myths dominate. The first is that when the amendment became law in 1920, all American women won the vote. The second is that no Black American women gained the vote that year. Marking the amendment’s centennial, it’s time to replace both falsehoods with histo ...    click to story link   
 

ideastream
Q&A: Reflecting On 100 Years Of Women's Voting Rights
 
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The 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, was ratified 100 years ago — Aug. 18, 1920.

ideastream’s Ida Lieszkovszky spoke with past and present leaders of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland — including Susan Murnane, a historian and past chapter co-president, and Catherine LaCroix, the Greater Cleveland League’s curr
...    click to story link   
 

  
  
  
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Akron Beacon Journal
Akron adding 12 police officers to fight gun violence with aid of $4 million federal grant
 
news picture
The mayor of Akron is spending $4 million from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire a dozen pmbat a olice officers to cogun violence epidemic.

Akron has not escaped a national increase in gun homicides and shootings this year. Police have recorded 767 gun-related crimes through November, a 71% year-over-year increase, as officers have confiscated
...    click to story link   
 

cleveland.com
Ohio state government unveils new data website
 
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new state website makes available data sets ranging from unemployment claims to COVID-19 rates in sewage, as part of a new transparency initiative announced on Monday.

DataOhio.gov, rolled out as part of the state’s ongoing InnovateOhio project, contains more than 200 data sets, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said Monday. St
...    click to story link   
 

The Blade
Ohio lawmakers peruse a plethora of firearms bills, but not what DeWine wants
 
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COLUMBUS — Republican legislative leaders plan to pass a bill to expand situations in which someone could use a gun in self-defense without a legal duty to first try to retreat.

They seem to have little if any appetite, meanwhile, for gun reforms sought by Gov. Mike DeWine.

Bills were recently reintroduced in both Ohio G
...    click to story link   
 

Columbus Dispatch
Column: State's leaders can make voting a lot easier in Ohio
 
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I read the Nov. 14 Dispatch editorial “We must make voting in Ohio even easier” and was moved to provide an alternative perspective that does not sugarcoat the very real barriers voters experienced this election. As a lead organizer of the state’s nonpartisan Election Protection coalition, I was on the receiving end of calls from frustrated a ...    click to story link   
 

Ohio Capital Journal
Equal pay, gender equity back in the legislature
 
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The issue of gender pay equity has come up yet again in the Ohio Statehouse, after multiple previous attempts to bring the measure to a vote.

State Rep. Stephanie Howse, D-Cleveland, introduced a bill called the Equal Pay Act and one that creates a gender pay equity task force this week, marking the sixth time the topic of equal pay ha
...    click to story link   
 

Columbus Dispatch
Ohio Democrats did so badly they undercut key anti-gerrymandering point
 
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Ohio Republicans did more than just flex their muscles in delivering another 8-point win for President Donald Trump in last month's election.

A closer look at the official results unveiled last weekend showed that they put a dent in a well-used Democratic argument about the unfairness of the state's GOP-drawn legislative and congressio
...    click to story link   
 

Dayton Daily News
Should voters know more about where undisclosed political money comes from?
 
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A $60 million bribery scandal at the Statehouse has put a spotlight on how nonprofit groups that don’t have to disclose where they get their money could corrupt politics.

In July U.S. Attorney David DeVillers alleged that Republican Larry Householder and four associates took more than $60 million filtered through these groups to pu
...    click to story link   
 

Akron Beacon Journal
Editor: We’ve added more reporters. Please support local journalism.
 
news picture
Journalists are a resilient bunch.

They’re accustomed to people not returning calls, dodging questions and making their work more challenging. Some sources can be incredibly helpful. Others, well, let’s just say they don’t always cooperate. The best reporters still find a way to get the pertinent facts.

Perhaps that
...    click to story link   
 

Washington Post
Racial microaggressions take a major toll on Black Americans
 
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I can’t do my two favorite things right now — traveling and attending the theater with my family — because of the coronavirus. But when I can do these activities again, I have a simple request for White vacationers and theatergoers: Please stop staring at us. Don’t compliment us for doing what comes naturally. ...    click to story link   
 

Akron Beacon Journal
Akron area climbs to worst threat level as COVID-19 claims 14 more lives in Summit County
 
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Summit, Portage, Medina and Stark counties have turned purple, the most severe level, on the state's coronavirus advisory map released Thursday.

And new Ohio COVID-19 cases counted 8,921 — the fourth highest daily total of the pandemic — with 82 additional deaths reported, including 14 more in Summit County.

Gov. Mike
...    click to story link   
 

NPR
Democrats Push 'Abolition Amendment' To Fully Erase Slavery From U.S. Constitution
 
news picture
As the nation grapples with issues of racial injustice and social inequality, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pushing to remove the so-called slavery loophole from the United States Constitution.

With the adoption and ratification of the 13th Amendment 155 years ago, the practice of slavery formally ended in this country, but it did not
...    click to story link   
 

Scholastic
Election 2020
 
news picture
  • Kid Reporters
  • Civics in Action
  • The Candidates
  • The Issues
...    click to story link   
 

The Guardian
A disputed election, a constitutional crisis, polarisation … welcome to 1876
 
news picture
As Donald Trump warns inaccurately of voter fraud and polls show the unpopular president staying within touching distance of Democrat Joe Biden, the prospect of an unresolved US election draws horribly near, especially as the impact of the coronavirus is widely seen as likely to delay a result by days, if not weeks. ...    click to story link   
 

Columbus Dispatch
Absentee ballot requests flooding Ohio elections boards like never before
 
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Absentee ballot applications are pouring into Ohio boards of elections at an unprecedented rate more than two months before Election Day.

Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections are hiring more staff members, teeing up orders for more paper products and redistributing other resources as they deal with what many say is an unprecedented number of absen
...    click to story link   
 

REUTERS
U.S. Postal Service launches election mail website ahead of elections
 
news picture
(Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service said on Friday it has launched a new election mail website, as a part of its efforts to ensure voters have correct information about voting by mail for the November presidential election.

The Postal Service said it had updated its website so that both voting customers can get information on how to use the mail to
...    click to story link   
 

Akron Beacon Journal
The City of Akron Launches Racial Equality and Social Justice Task Force
 
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The city of Akron has launched a Racial Equity and Social Justice Task Force to address and change policies that have led to the disenfranchisement of Akron’s Black residents, who continue to fare worse economically and experience other inequities.

Chaired by Bishop F. J. “Joey” Johnson II, senior pastor at the House of the Lord, and composed
...    click to story link   
 

AXIOS
Where immigrants will have the most voting power in 2020
 
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Immigrant voters could be pivotal this fall to election outcomes in some battleground suburbs, according to a new analysis of county-level Census data reviewed by Axios.

Why it matters: Texas, Georgia and Virginia as well as Florida could see swings with statewide or national implications. Congressional races to watch include Texas' 22nd district, G
...    click to story link   
 

Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Seeds of women’s suffrage were sown in Seneca Falls
 
news picture
SENECA FALLS — One of the seeds for what eventually blossomed into the 19th Amendment was planted more than 170 years ago in a Fall Street church.

The Wesleyan Chapel is where 300 men and women gathered for the first women’s rights convention on July 19-20, 1848. It was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others who were unhappy with the soc
...    click to story link   
 

WKSU
Summer Of Racial Reckoning
 
news picture
It was Memorial Day, May 25th, 2020. The coronavirus had locked down the country for weeks. Tens of thousands had died. Millions were out of work. And in Minneapolis, a 46-year-old Black man named George Floyd went to buy a pack of cigarettes.

Floyd's stop ended with a police officer's knee dug into his neck for nearly nine minutes. Floyd begged for
...    click to story link   
 

Cleveland Scene Press Club
Western Reserve Historical Society To Open Virtual Exhibit About Women and Politics
 
news picture
Tomorrow, Women and Politics: Empowered to Vote, Empowered to Lead, a new virtual exhibit, opens at the Western Reserve Historical Society. It traces the story of women’s role in the political sphere, and explores Ohio’s contributions to the suffrage movement, the fight for the 19th Amendment and “the birth and growth of the League of Women V ...    click to story link   
 

REUTERS
Ballot drop boxes are latest battleground in U.S. election fight
 
news picture
As U.S. election officials gird for a dramatic expansion of mail voting in the Nov. 3 election, Democrats across the country are promoting drop boxes as a convenient and reliable option for voters who don’t want to entrust their ballots to the U.S. Postal Service.

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, meanwhile, has sued to prevent thei
...    click to story link   
 

NPR
Mail Delays Could Hurt The Census, Too
 
news picture
Under pressure from the Trump administration to deliver 2020 census results by the end of this year, the U.S. Census Bureau has set a cutoff date for receiving paper forms for the once-a-decade head count, NPR has learned.

The bureau confirms to NPR that it plans to only process paper census questionnaires postmarked by Sept. 30 — its new end date
...    click to story link   
 

League of Women Voters
Civil Rights Groups, Civic Organizations, and Local Governments Sue to Protect the Census Timeline
 
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SAN JOSE—Today, the League of Women Voters of the United States, the National Urban League, Black Alliance for Immigration, Harris County, TX, and the City of Los Angeles, California, City of Salinas, California, City of San Jose, California, and Commissioners Rodney Ellis and Adrian Garcia of the Harris County Commissioners Court filed a lawsuit ...    click to story link   
 

League of Women Voters
LWV Statement on the Postmaster General’s Reversal of USPS Changes Until After 2020 Election
 
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WASHINGTON – Today, the League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to delay operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service until after the 2020 election:

“The United States Postal Service is one of our nation’s most trusted institutions. Americans kn
...    click to story link   
 

Reuters
Exclusive: U.S. Postmaster General to pause all operational reforms after outcry
 
news picture
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is set to announce later on Tuesday that he will suspend all operational reforms and initiatives until after the November presidential election, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters and sources briefed on the matter.

“I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is
...    click to story link   
 

TheUndefeated.com
More Than A Vote: A letter to fans to fight Black voter suppression
 
news picture
We are a coalition of Black athletes and artists who came together amid the protests fueled by the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police. We are focused on systemic, targeted voter suppression in our community and have a specific mission: educate, energize and protect Black voters. We are driven by a shared understanding that our inf ...    click to story link   
 

Forbes
LeBron James-Led Coalition Issues Call To Action: Educate, Energize And Protect Black Voters
 
news picture
Dozens of prominent Black athletes and artists from the More Than A Vote coalition, including NBA superstar LeBron James and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, published a signed letter Monday stating they are focused on combating “systemic, targeted voter suppression in our community” ahead of the upcoming 2020 presidential election, and are unit ...    click to story link   
 

Today
Video | Women got the right to vote 100 years ago, but the battle for equality is not over
 
news picture
Video description: Sen. Kamala Harris made history this week as the first woman of color to be on a major party’s presidential ticket. This comes 100 years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, NBC’s Rehema Ellis looks at the discrimination Black women still face whe ...    click to story link   
 

National Geographic
For Black women, the 19th Amendment didn’t end their fight to vote
 
news picture
When it comes to the story of women’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment, two competing myths dominate. The first is that when the amendment became law in 1920, all American women won the vote. The second is that no Black American women gained the vote that year. Marking the amendment’s centennial, it’s time to replace both falsehoods with histo ...    click to story link   
 

ideastream
Q&A: Reflecting On 100 Years Of Women's Voting Rights
 
news picture
The 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, was ratified 100 years ago — Aug. 18, 1920.

ideastream’s Ida Lieszkovszky spoke with past and present leaders of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland — including Susan Murnane, a historian and past chapter co-president, and Catherine LaCroix, the Greater Cleveland League’s curr
...    click to story link   
 

  
  
  
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