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Holder Stands Up for the Right to Vote

Holder Stands Up for the Right to Vote

By Elizabeth Beresford, ACLU at 4:21pm
Today’s excellent New York Times editorial rightfully praises Attorney General Eric Holder’s efforts this week to highlight the sanctity of the right to vote in America. In his speech from the Lyndon Baines Johnson presidential library in Austin, Texas, the attorney general said, “The right to vote is not only the cornerstone of our system of government — it is the lifeblood of our democracy. And no force has proved more powerful — or more integral to the success of the great American experiment — than efforts to expand the franchise.”
Lost in Detention

Lost in Detention

By Elizabeth Beresford, ACLU at 5:35pm

On Tuesday, October 18, Frontline takes a penetrating look at the Obama administration's immigration policies and the hidden world of immigration detention.

Report From Alabama: Ferrying Panicked Families, and Fighting Racial Profiling at Schools

Report From Alabama: Ferrying Panicked Families, and Fighting Racial Profiling at Schools

By Elizabeth Beresford, ACLU at 2:48pm

A photo essay about those affected by the enactment of H.B. 56, the harshest anti-immigrant law in the nation.

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