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Cost Of Freedom

he Cost of edom GALA SAYS. SEGREGATED; RULES AN FE! 1963 PUBLIC SCHOOLS WE LAW Non DEMAND Greah FREED M VOTING RIGHTS JOBS FOR ALL OR ALL NOW! NOW! T PAY August 28, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 1964 24th Amendment banning poll taxes and literacy tests ratified. Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner killed by a mob of Klansmen in Neshoba County, Miss. CALL MISSIN G BI THE PO SEEKING NFORMATION CONCERNING THE DISAPPEGANCE AT PHILACELPHIA THESE TREOCATEPOOMAN CHANEY SCHERNE VESTICAI EOLLONS JAMESEARL CHANEY 1965 March 7, "Bloody Sunday," civil rights activists brutally assaulted on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. August 6, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Voting Rights Act. 1966 Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Virginia's poll tax. Che Virginian-Pilot Va. Poll Tax Killed by Court Teen, 1971 26th Amendment 6-3 Decision lowering voting age to 18 ratified. Cites Equality 3/LAROLT SUORT You 18 YR OLD VOTE SUPPORT 18 VIETE 1993 President Bill Clinton signs National Voter Registration Act which requires states to allow people to register to vote when they apply for or renew their driver's license or apply for social services. THIS IS America. m a. every VOTE very vere ACIE 2000 THIS COUNT very OTE THIS, IS America. U.S. Supreme Court stops vote counting in Florida. George W. Bush wins Florida by a margin of 537 votes. C rOTE THIS IS merica COUNT ery VOTE 2002 ा। President George W. Bush signs the Help America Vote Act which establishes Register to Vote National Mail Voter Registration Form mandatory minimum standards for states to follow to improve election administration and voter education and turnout. First time voters who register by mail must show a form of identification when they go to the polls. 2008 Who Voted In 2008 The Census Bureau reported that 131 million people voted in 2008, an increase of 5 million from 2004. The increase included about 2 million more black voters, 2 million more Hispanic voters and 600,000 more Asian voters. The number of white voters was unchanged from 2004. The overall turnout rate was 64 percent. African Americans had the highest turnout rate among voters aged 18 to 24. Black Voter Turnout 70 60 Black Men Black Women Black Youth 50 40 30 20 10 Voters MUST SHOW HD TO Since 2008, voter ID laws have been introduced in 34 VOTE states. Who Doesn't Have A Photo ID? African Americans Asian Americans Latino Amerieans Age 18- 24 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 0. 2 4. 6. 10 12 1 in 10 Americans Do Not Have a Government-Issued Photo ID 1 in 4 African Americans Do Not Have an Official Photo ID Pennsylvania, more than 750,000 registered voters do not have a PennDOT ID. In Philadelphia, 186,000 voters – 18 percent of all registered voters – do not have a PennDOT ID. 2012 As of August 28, 2012, voter ID laws will be in effect in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. The cost of freedom is eternal vigilance. Stand your ground. We've come too far to go back now. Register. Verify. Vote. For information on your state's photo ID requirements, visit or call 1-866-OUR-VOTE. FOOT SOLDIERS EDemocracy NCBCP Youthe UNITY infolicious CAMPAICN VOTER EMPOWERMENT Think2012 ANDREW GOODMAN FOUNDAIIUX

Cost Of Freedom

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This infograph shows the struggles minorities have faced fighting for equal rights, and how the modern voter id laws are no different.



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