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Alabama Election Protection Network

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The Alabama Election Protection Network provides Alabamians with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting, from registration to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to participation.

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History

The History of Racial Gerrymandering

Racial gerrymandering has impacted minority communities by suppressing votes and representation for over a century. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 made racial gerrymandering illegal, but partisan gerrymandering continues to deprive communities of fair representation.

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WOMEN IN POLITICS: 50 YEARS OF PROGRESS IN U.S. POLITICS

From women-focused legislature to the first woman Vice President, the last 50 years for women in politics have been extremely significant. Women have succeeded and broken multiple barriers, inspiring women and girls to continue making changes for a brighter future. Follow the timeline below to learn more about how far we’ve come.

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Black History: 50 Years of Progress in U.S. Politics

Black History Month has been celebrated by Americans every February in the US since 1976. The celebration, also known as African American History Month, was officially recognized when President Gerald Ford called upon his fellow citizens to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

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about alabama election protection network

Alabama Election Protection Network is a collaborative of nonpartisan grassroots organizations who are dedicated to upholding the core values of democracy. We work to ensure an open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

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How much do you know about redistricting?

In America, elections should reflect the will of the people, not elected officials. We all want our voices to be heard in determining the future of our communities.

Alabama Election Protection Network is working to ensure a fair, accurate process for drawing district boundaries that puts our communities, and not the needs of elected officials, first.

Let's see how much you know about redistricting!

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