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H.Res. 758: Designating a “National Month of Voter Registration”. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Aug 2, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Designating a ``National Month of Voter Registration''.

Whereas the United States has overcome the stains of State-sponsored voting discrimination, which included State voting qualifications such as property ownership, religious qualifications, grandfather clauses, poll taxes, and literacy tests, designed to exclude from voting racial minorities, poorer voters, and certain religious groups; Whereas the courts have struck down these State practices because the State laws conflict with the Constitution; Whereas the Congress has continuously moved to expand the franchise of voting; Whereas the 13th amendment, the 14th amendment, the 15th amendment, the 19th amendment, the 23d Amendment, the 24th amendment, and the 26th amendment were enacted by Congress to protect minorities, poorer voters, women, the elderly, and youth from voting discrimination; Whereas in 1965, the Congress passed the Voting Rights Act in order to remedy past discrimination in voting and protect vulnerable citizens from practices that infringe on the right to vote or elect a candidate of their choice; Whereas in 1993, the Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act to declare protections around the voting process, increase the number of citizens who register to vote, and encourage governments to protect the integrity of the electoral process; Whereas in 2002, in response to the controversy surrounding the 2000 Presidential Election, the Congress passed the Help America Vote Act that provided new standards for voting systems, created an independent Commission to assist with the administration of Federal Elections, and established minimum standards for States and local governments who administer Federal elections; Whereas...

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Bill Summary

H.Res. 758: Designating a “National Month of Voter Registration”.

H.Res. 757 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Members of... H.Res. 759 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that supporting...