America's political landscape continues to change. With the Asian American and Pacific Islander community expected to reach more than 20 million people by the end of this year, overcoming voting barriers is critical for this population. With Christine Chen, Executive Director of the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Vote.
In discussing voting barriers, Chen stated, "As we're celebrating the 50th Anniversary... of the Voting Rights Act, we understand that piece of legislation also eventually allowed language assistance."
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It's been 50 years since the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Spencer Overton, President of The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies discusses the state of the minority vote a half century later, and its impact on the future of race, politics and voting rights.
Overton commented, "Voting is more racially polarized now than it was back in the 1960's... in terms of party voting and then also if you look into local elections... race is the most significant factor."
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The United States is home to 5-percent of the world's population but makes up 25 percent of the world's prison population, and 60 percent of those prisoners are racial and ethnic minorities. Wade Henderson, President and C.E.O. of The Leadership Conference Education Fund discusses a joint effort to bring about Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform.
According to Henderson, "The American Criminal Justice System is bloated, ineffective and badly in need of reform."
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