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GOP state legislatures move ahead with election security bills amid outrage over Georgia law

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The efforts were highlighted by Democrats as they pushed S. 1 and H.R. 1 in Congress last month -- bills that would take many elements of elections out of the hands of the states and put them under the federal govern...

Jordan Poyer’s wife slams COVID vaccine mandate at Bills games: ‘Very disturbed’

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Erie County, New York, Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Tuesday that plans to have a full house at both Bills and Sabres games next season will only happen if fans get vaccinated.  BILLS’ JOSH ALLEN ‘DEBATING’ GETT...

Lawmakers in 47 states have introduced bills that would make it harder to vote. See them all here

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Lawmakers in all but three states have introduced bills aimed at restricting ballot access, according to a new tally by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. Their latest report finds 361 bills res...

New Jersey lawmakers approve bills expanding voting rights as GOP-led states move to restrict access

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Washington Lawmakers in New Jersey have sent the state's Democratic governor two election bills that together would expand voting rights for residents in the state, as GOP-led states move to restrict access to the ba...

Michigan Republicans push for sweeping voting restrictions with new election bills

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Michigan Republicans on Wednesday introduced a package of election bills that would bring a raft of voting restrictions to the state, the latest example of GOP lawmakers working to change election laws in a battlegr...

Texas Republicans target Houston with raft of bills seeking new voting restrictions

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Houston Texas Republicans are targeting Houston's efforts to expand voting access during the 2020 election with a series of measures that would limit early voting, make it harder to get and return absentee ballots, a...

‘Dripping in the blood of Jim Crow’: Voting rights groups say GOP-backed bills in Georgia target Black voters

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Atlanta Voting rights groups led bus tours, knocked on 1 million doors and gave out food at community events to achieve an unprecedented Black voter turnout in Georgia. The organizations have been credited with helpi...

Organization founded by LeBron James and other Black athletes turns focus to fighting GOP-backed bills restricting voter access

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Washington The political organization founded by NBA superstar LeBron James and a host of other Black athletes and artists will kick off its post-2020 work with a focus on the wave of Republican-backed legislation ai...

Bills in several states would cut funding to schools that teach the 1619 Project. But they mostly aren’t going anywhere

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The New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project has been a flashpoint in the nation's culture wars since its publication. The Pulitzer Prize-winning effort, which has been largely acclaimed by scholars, historians and ed...

Lawmakers in 14 states have proposed anti-LGBTQ bills, many of which target trans youth

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As is custom at the beginning of the legislative session, state lawmakers across the country have proposed a torrent of bills intended to boost local economies, constrain or expand spending or make much-needed infra...

Buffalo Bills fans donate money to Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s favorite charity after playoff win

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Buffalo Bills fans celebrated their victory over the Baltimore Ravens in a unique way this weekend. The Bills defeated the Ravens 17-3 on Saturday in the AFC divisional round. During the game, the Ravens lost quarte...

NYC restaurants can soon add a Covid-19 surcharge to customers’ bills

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New York City diners may soon see a Covid-19 surcharge on their bills as the restaurant industry continues to hobble due to the coronavirus pandemic. The New York City Council passed a bill on Wednesday 46-2 that w...