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Rev. Jesse Jackson pushes for automatic voter registration during Memphis visit
(Commercial Appeal) The Rev. Jesse Jackson returned to Memphis this week for the National Bar Association convention.
On Wednesday, Jackson spoke on a National Bar Association panel about civil rights and election protection, following a visit to The Commercial Appeal newsroom to discuss his work with the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and automatic voter registration.
The National Bar Association — the oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges — is holding its 97th annual convention in Memphis this year. It kicked off Sunday and runs through Friday.
During the panel discussion, Jackson discussed automatic voter registration — registering voters when they interact with government agencies, while also touching on the number of unregistered voters in the South and conflict resolution…Read the Rest