"Right now there's mass confusion out there," says Karyn Rotker with the ACLU of Wisconsin. The post Wisconsin Delays ID Law As Civil Rights Groups Warn Of Confusion And Voter Suppression appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Under a last-minute addition to Ohio's transportation budget, roughly 116,000 college students will have to pay what a Democratic lawmaker is calling a “poll tax” in order to vote. The post Ohio Republicans Are Trying To Sneak A Voter Suppression Measure Into The Transportation Budget appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Though voter ID laws' supporters often claim that they are necessary to combat voter fraud at the polls, such fraud barely exists. The post Supreme Court Allows Voter Suppression Law To Stand appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Native Americans make up more than 50 percent of the district but do not hold a majority of seats on the county commission. The post Navajo Nation Advances Fight Against Voter Suppression appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Today, J. Christian Adams @ElectionLawCtr tweeted the following: “‘If there was justice in the world they’d be suppressing white people’ says @jointcenter staffer. What says @donnabrazile @SpencerOverton?” He elaborated on the tweet in a blog post. The Daily Beast attributed … Continue reading ?
The wave of voter suppression bills passed in the wake of the 2008 and 2010 general elections is now being answered with a wave of voting expansion bills. From online voter registration to preregistration for 16 and 17-year-olds to expanded...Show More Summary
Conservative Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly Strassel on Sunday asserted that President Barack Obama had made a mistake by talking about voter ID during his speech in Selma over the weekend. “Right now, in 2015, fifty years after Selma, there are laws across this country designed to...
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the first of three marches that would spur the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Voter suppression among the black community was an unwritten law across the Jim Crow south in the...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Racism; voter suppression.]40: The number of years it has been since a Latin@ candidate was elected to the Yakima, Washington, city council, despite the city's population being one-third Latin@. Why? Because: "Cities Are...Show More Summary
Republicans could win the right to gerrymander Arizona's congressional districts, only to lose voter ID laws and similar efforts at voter suppression enacted via initiative. The post Why Republicans May Come To Regret The Gerrymandering Lawsuit They Took To The Supreme Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Conservatives looking for the newest fad in voter suppression need to flip off the Drudge Sirens and stealthily motor on down to Tennessee. Last year, 58-year old Aubry Wilhoite voted early in the primary for Bedford County Commissioner. Show More Summary
Kobach told ThinkProgress that his policy is really about keeping immigrants safe. The post Kansas Secretary Of State Scapegoats Immigrants To Revive Voter Suppression Crusade appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Republicans have come up with another exciting new way to make it difficult for people to use food stamps. Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona and Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana are pushing similar bills that would require people to produceShow More Summary
The Republican "Solid South" is on the verge of crumbling, and that's driving voter suppression laws, the Rev. William Barber says. Barber, the N.C. NAACP president and organizer of Moral Monday legislative protests, visited the Observer's editorial board on Monday. Show More Summary
The smart money would not bet on the right to vote prevailing before the Roberts Court. The post The Future Of Voter Suppression Is Before The Supreme Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Philanthropy and innovation can assist in registering English non-proficient citizens to vote in Philadelphia. The post How Philanthropy and Innovation Can Mitigate Voter Suppression in Philadelphia appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Source: Wall Street JournalJust To Remind You: The Right-Wing In America: Desires To Counter The Progressive-Democrats Use Of The US Legal System To Counter Election Law Changes That Republicans Have Made Constructive Feedback University:...Show More Summary
We love hearing the President speak up for what’s right. From his support of immigration reform to fighting for equal pay, here are some of our favorite moments of 2014. President Obama will not stand for voter suppression. Period. Did...Show More Summary
The world may not actually be falling apart—but it feels like America is. From police brutality and botched executions to voter suppression and election corruption, 2014 was a terrible year for civil liberties in the United States. Protests...Show More Summary
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