Here's what pushback against voter suppression looks like
The New York Times Magazine cover story, “A Dream Undone,” on August 2 chronicles the history of recent successful efforts to undermine the Voting Rights Act. The passage of state measures which effectively restrict voting for some groups...Show More Summary
Fox 2 News Headlines Detroit Issues Municipal ID CardIT IS CLEAR that issues that are ginned up to "Evil-ize" the enemy (the demand for photo id) can be turned into an altruistic act, IF the Progressive Fundamentalists are in support...Show More Summary
As we wrap up trial, a look at the evidence of North Carolina’s voter suppression. Tomorrow we will present closing arguments in our three-week trial challenging North Carolina’s repressive voting laws. Over the past weeks, we heardShow More Summary
A black person could justify open race warfare on the basis of any one of the recent insults delivered by white Republicans. The killings in Charleston. Black churches burning. Voter suppression. Murder in Texas. There is no shortage of evidence.
US civil rights group National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will march from the US state of Alabama to Washington, DC starting on August 1 to draw attention to voters suppression among other issue, according to the organization’s statement.
Hi, James. Thanks for your reporting on voter suppression efforts all across the state and for your help here on our battles in Watauga! _______________________________ ‘Twas the night before local elections board appointments all over...Show More Summary
Costs come in many forms: The likely effects of SL 2013-381 may be understood using the “calculus of voting.” The “calculus of voting” is the dominant theoretical framework used by scholars to study voter turnout. Dating back at least...Show More Summary
If you're interested in keeping up with what's happening in the Winston-Salem trial, where the state of North Carolina is attempting to defend the indefensible, here's a good summary of Tuesday's action. This article was written by Kelly Fetty for Digital Journal. Check it out.
"This is a racist attack on our sacred right to vote," said North Carolina NAACP President Reverend William Barber, the lead plaintiff in the trial. The post Trial Begins For ‘The Worst Voter Suppression Law We’ve Seen Since The 1960s’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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It's part of a pattern of voter suppression to keep the GOP in office: Congress requires biennial reports on the Act’s implementation from the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The latest report, released this week, contains evidence...Show More Summary
Two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down key protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in the Shelby County case. That disastrous decision took away the Department of Justice's primary tool for reviewing potentially discriminatory...Show More Summary
During a panel discussion on racism in America on MSNBC’s Last Word w/ Lawrence O’Donnell Monday night, Mark Thompson, host on SIRIUS XM, argued that “voter suppression” is a new and “more sophisticated form of lynching” taking place in America today.
"There's something you can't have, you want it even more"
The US government must reinstitute the fifth section of the Voting Rights Act to end widespread voter suppression, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) Democracy Program Director Jerry Vattamala told Sputnik on Thursday.
Let me start with the stories the Hardball Staff is talking about today: the trade war, voter suppression lawsuit and George Pataki takes on Mike Huckabee.
Hillary Clinton’s failure to engage in any press interviews may have led to a near-blackout on her speech at Texas Southern University on Thursday accusing the Republicans of voter suppression. ABC, CBS, and NBC all ignored the story...Show More Summary
Several GOP presidential hopefuls who Hillary Clinton accused of facilitating voter suppression in a Thursday speech are firing back, accusing her of intentionally misleading voters. "Secretary Clinton doesn't know the first thing about voting rights in New Jersey or any other state that she attacked, and my sense is that she just wants an opportunity to […]
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