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Trump administration nominating judges who back voter suppression
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Trump administration nominating judges who back voter suppression

Authors Michele L. Jawando and Billy Corriher urge the Senate to take a critical look at President Trump's judicial nominees who have a history of defending racial discrimination.

Authors

  • Michele L. Jawando
  • Billy Corriher

In the last two weeks, three different federal courts have ruled that Texas discriminated against certain voters. This prompted many voting rights advocates to point out that white supremacy does not always come with a white hood or carrying torches in a march. Around the same time, faith leaders around the country launched a “righteous resistance” campaign to highlight and combat efforts to suppress voter participation, particularly among communities of color.

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Authors

Michele L. Jawando

Vice President

Billy Corriher

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