(twitter) Idaho's House State Affairs Committee has voted 13-4 along party lines to defeat a bill that would have added "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the state's Human Rights Act. The Idaho Statesman reports: "We have come a long...
Suit claims the Dallas County Commissioners Court gerrymandered a district to "punish it's racial enemies" -- whites.
The Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2015 would allow green card holders to cast municipal ballots. [ more › ]
In June of 2013, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, making it more difficult to enforce that landmark civil rights law. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about another 1960s...Show More Summary
A petition filed by voting rights advocates urges the Roberts Court to settle whether restrictive voter ID laws violate the Voting Rights Act prior to the 2016 presidential election. Image: Shutterstock The post Will the Supreme Court Re-Visit Voting Rights Before the 2016 Elections? appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Today we honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- and 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches and the Voting Rights Act, so it's especially meaningful this year.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act. The anniversary follows the release of Ava DuVernay’s film Selma, which documents the movement that gave birth to the VRA. In scene after scene, the film reminds us just how vehemently whites openly opposed equal voting rights for all.
Had he lived, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be 86. As we prepare to celebrate his birthday we should be mindful that this year also commemorates two significant historic milestones in American history - the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the Selma March. Show More Summary
Previously published on BillMoyers.com. After his online chat Tuesday, Bill had more to add to the questions he received about the Oscar-nominated film Selma, President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Voting Rights Act and how government has changed over the past 40-plus years. Show More Summary
Bob Goodlatte keeps a shovel handy in case the Voting Rights Act needs further burying. In the summer of 2013, in a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court eviscerated a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 requiring that several whole states and parts of several others "pre-clear" any changes in their voting laws. Show More Summary
In one of its first actions of 2015, the newly installed U.S. Congress has voted to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act — a law created after the 9/11 attacks that provides a federal backstop for losses to life and property caused by acts of terror. President Barack Obama is...
It’s amazing to recall how much was accomplished in the first two years of Lyndon Johnson’s presidency. There was the bipartisan coalition that produced the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. There was Medicare and Medicaid, dramatic overhaul of American immigration policy, Head Start, Food Stamps, aid to education, and so much more. […]
This year, 2015—the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the 150th anniversary of emancipation and the end of the Civil War—is the time to turn nationwide #BlackLivesMatter protests into tangible public policy.
By Emilye Crosby In this 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act it helped inspire, national media will focus on the iconic images of "Bloody Sunday," the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the interracial marchers, and President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act. Show More Summary
By Emilye Crosby | (Zinn Education Project) In this 50th anniversary year of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act it helped inspire, national media will focus on the iconic images…
Voting Rights have deteriorated in the U.S. since the victory depicted in the movie Selma. The post ‘Selma’s Missing Epilogue: The Recent Dissolution Of The Voting Rights Act appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Selma, A va DuVernay 's Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic, follows Dr. King through the 54-mile Selma to Montgomery marches that helped lead to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The events in the film transpired fifty years ago, but the topicality...Show More Summary
A federal lawsuit claims the Ferguson-Florissant School Board election process blocks Black voters out of the political process. Image: Shutterstock The post Lawsuit: Ferguson Area School Board Elections Violate Voting Rights Act appeared first on RH Reality Check.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary years of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, a new exhibition is on view at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Struggle: Portraits of Civil Rights and Black Power by City Paper photographer Joseph Giordano are nearly life-sized portraits of luminaries from these movements that create a new visual […]
There’s a reason Ava DuVernay’s sober and moving account of the months between the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham church by white supremacists and Congress’ 1965 passage of the Voting Rights Act is titled Selma and not, say, Dr. King.Show More Summary