Monday, August 3, 2015

Milpitas Library's Fifth Citizenship Class

Milpitas Library Citizenship Class
Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm
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N-400 Citizenship Interview

Civics: Branches of Government
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New Resources!

USCIS N-400 Naturalization Practice Video Playlist by Julie Pittman
Citizenship Reading and Writing videos from Patricia Phillips

Homework

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Voting Rights Act Gave Minority Candidates Opportunity to Serve



VOANews: Voting Rights Act Gave Minority Candidates Opportunity to Serve

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was also a milestone for the American Civil Rights Movement -- creating thousands of black and minority politicians. Correspondent Chris Simkins introduces us to some some elected officials who -- without the Voting Rights Act -- would never have had the opportunity to serve their communities.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Gerrymandering Creates Favorable Districts for Candidates



VOANews: Gerrymandering Creates Favorable Districts for Candidates

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 ensured federal enforcement of the right to vote for millions of African-Americans in many parts of the southern United States. Correspondent Chris Simkins reports on the current political debate over the practice of intentionally creating voting jurisdictions or districts that favor a candidate or one political party over another.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Civil Rights Leaders Struggled to Achieve Voting Rights Act



VOANews: Civil Rights Leaders Struggled to Achieve Voting Rights Act

Fifty years ago, lawmakers approved, and U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed, the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The measure outlawed racial discrimination in voting, giving millions of blacks in many parts of the southern United States federal enforcement of the right to vote. Correspondent Chris Simkins introduces us to some civil rights leaders who were on the front lines in the struggle for voting rights.