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July 27, 1992 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The procession of men and women who were called up from the audience to stand before the Rev. Jesse Jackson in a steamy gym on Sunday wore the woeful look of sinners seeking absolution. The 20 or so residents of this rural community who were cajoled into a public confession had committed what for Jackson is an almost unpardonable sin: They were eligible voters who had failed to register to vote.
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July 27, 1992 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The procession of men and women who were called up from the audience to stand before the Rev. Jesse Jackson in a steamy gym on Sunday wore the woeful look of sinners seeking absolution. The 20 or so residents of this rural community who were cajoled into a public confession had committed what for Jackson is an almost unpardonable sin: They were eligible voters who had failed to register to vote.
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November 8, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
The Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin. At stake on this "off-year" general election day are a pair of governorships, control of several state legislatures, a slate of local offices and 34 statewide ballot measures on issues such as collective bargaining and abortion. Here's a look at some of the day's high-profile votes.
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January 23, 1985 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
In unusually blunt terms, the Justice Department's chief civil rights enforcer accused national black leaders Tuesday of making "calculated misstatements" and engaging in a "campaign of disinformation" in criticizing the Reagan Administration's efforts to protect minorities. Moreover, Assistant Atty. Gen. William Bradford Reynolds declared in an interview, leaders of the civil rights movement in private have been "very positive, laudable even," about the Administration's accomplishments.
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June 30, 2013 | David Zucchino
To Allison Riggs, a voting rights lawyer, North Carolina's 1st Congressional District looks like an octopus with its arms stretched menacingly in all directions. Each arm, Riggs says, sucks in black voters to pack them into the district and dilutes their voting strength in nearby districts -- "a cynical strategy to disenfranchise blacks. " With Republicans adding the governor's mansion last fall to their control, on top of the North Carolina Legislature, Riggs and other civil rights activists have counted on protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act to prevent GOP geographical empire-building through redistricting.
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November 14, 1986 | GARRY ABRAMS, Garry Abrams
Matthew Weaver, a 19-year-old Santa Monica College student, is trying to put together a Christmas party for the homeless of downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 14. It's a project that Weaver concedes has met with some skepticism among his friends. Weaver's idea is to set up Christmas trees and provide a deejay and seasonal music as a backdrop for a handout of food and personal hygiene packages.
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January 19, 2004 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
To listen to him, you might not know that he was a pivotal figure during the 1960s civil rights struggle and a confidant of the late Martin Luther King Jr. You don't hear him volunteering that he was the one who invited King to support striking garbage workers in Memphis, where the civil rights leader was assassinated. You don't hear him divulging that he performed a wedding ceremony for King's convicted assassin, James Earl Ray. It's not that the Rev.
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