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Wendy Fields on all of the horrific shootings yesterday:  
My deepest sympathies to the families of the victims from yesterdays tragedies.

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Last week, Alabama restored voting rights for thousands of citizens thanks to the work of partners like NAACP LDF. While there is more work to be done in the state, it's important to celebrate the thousands of voters who can now exercise the right to vote.    

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Again, voters were the big winners as the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling on voter suppression in North Carolina's racially gerrymandered districts. Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice President at the AFL-CIO and DI board member, stated in a recent Huffington Post commentary, "our democracy suffers not from voter fraud, but voter suppression and disenfranchisement."

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The Board of Directors of the Democracy Initiative (DI) express their sincere appreciation to NAACP President Cornell W. Brooks for his strong leadership and public witness in the fight to advance pro-democracy reforms across the country. The NAACP announced on Friday, May 19 that Brooks would end his tenure as the president and CEO of the historic civil rights organization at the end of June.

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A Statement on the Appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michelle C. Whittaker, Director of Communications
mwhittaker@democracyinitiative.org 202-567-6103

May 18, 2017

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David Sanchez Joins the Democracy Initiative in Key Outreach Role

Coalition Expands Staff and Mobilization Efforts

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michelle C. Whittaker, Director of Communications
mwhittaker@democracyinitiative.org 202-567-6103

May 12, 2017

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President's Election Commission is Inadequate to Address 2016 Election Threats

The Commission is "Not a Good Use of Time" Without a Focus on Russian Interference, Voter Suppression

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michelle C. Whittaker, Director of Communications
mwhittaker@democracyinitiative.org 202-567-6103

May 11, 2017

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We have a new format for the Weekly Update that organizes mobilizing opportunities by states that are part of our new Democracy365 umbrella campaign. Use this tool to help activate your network around key reforms that will build a more reflective and responsive democracy for all.

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