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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 2:47am

NAACP Launches Voter Registration Push

Updated: 2 years ago.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other groups have balked as several states have passed laws requiring voters to show specific ID, toughening voter registration or reducing early voting days. The groups are launching a nationwide voter registration drive Wednesday in Atlanta. (Photo Courtesy of Leia Scofield via Flickr.)

The NAACP aims to sign up thousands of student, elderly and minority voters this election season.

NAACP President Ben Jealous will join faith, labor and civic leaders at Clark Atlanta University on Wednesday to launch the organization's national voter registration push.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and other groups have balked as several states have passed laws requiring voters to show specific ID, toughening voter registration or reducing early voting days. The voting laws have been seen by such groups and many Democrats as an attempt to suppress the votes of African Americans, Latinos, the elderly and students.

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