The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore laid into the state of Alabama's legislators for celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by making it harder for black people to vote in their state. As we've already discussed here,...Show More Summary
At tonight's League of Women Voters debate for the Burlington County Freeholders, the moderator asked each candidate whether or not they would support a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to strengthen the Voting Rights Act. One candidate, Kate Gibbs, a former executive director of the county Republican Party answered: "Can you explain the Voting Rights Act?"
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) Democrats and voting rights supporters more generally aren't letting up on Alabama's decision to close 31 driver's license offices shortly after putting a voter ID law into effect. On Monday, Alabama Rep. Terri Sewell released a letter calling on the Justice Department to investigate the move. Show More Summary
Letter: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”)1, on behalf of Greater Birmingham Ministries and the Alabama State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, writes to raise our grave concerns regarding the … Continue reading ?
'After the Supreme Court's decision to overturn a key part of the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina's Republican-led state legislature passed a new voter ID law and reversed many of the voting procedures civil rights leaders spent years trying to win. Now, the law is being challenged in federal court. +PBS NewsHour 's Jeff Greenfield reports.'
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Ari Berman at The Nation writes—Alabama, Birthplace of the Voting Rights Act, Is Once Again Gutting Voting Rights: It was Alabama that brought the country the Voting Rights Act (VRA) because of its brutality against black citizens in places like Selma. Show More Summary
Alabama appears to be celebrating its release from the Voting Rights Act by making it harder for black people to vote. The state passed a voter ID law in 2011 despite (or because of) predictions that it would have a disproportionateShow More Summary
Warren delivered a major civil rights speech. The federal government must act to stop police and societal violence against African-Americans, abolish race-based barriers to voting rights, and curtail racist businesses from perpetuating economic injustices, Sen. Show More Summary
From a speech today at the Edward Kennedy Institute: And what about voting rights? Two years ago, five conservative justices on the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, opening the floodgates ever wider for measures designed to suppress minority … Continue reading ?
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The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) is urging U.S. Senators to vote yes to the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), which would ban abortions after 20-weeks based on the scientific fact that unborn babies at this age have the capacity to feel pain. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the […]
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The US Justice Department Seeks To Apply The "Blind Justice" To Every Elected Official, Regardless Of If They Got Their Seat Of Power Via The "Title IV Of The Voting Rights Act" Source: Chicago Sun Times The Mentholated Black Media Pressgang...Show More Summary
Last month, America celebrated the 50 th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which fundamentally changed how we vote in this country. Now there's an app that might shake things up again. Votem is a mobile voting platform that aimsShow More Summary
Ari Berman's Give Us the Ballot documents the decades-long struggle to secure voting rights for minority voters. Berman, who is a correspondent for The Nation, uses the 1965 passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act as an entry point...Show More Summary
To the editor: It is splendid to see President Jimmy Carter finally getting the recognition he so justly deserves for his long-held progressive stand on race relations. It is only too sad that it has taken some 40 years and his serious illness to bring it about. ("How Jimmy Carter championed civil...
One Republican does not final passage make, but voting rights advocates will take it.
One GOP lawmaker is willing to stand up, alone in her party, and do the right thing. Which Republicans are ready to follow Lisa Murkowski's lead?
Samantha Lachman reports for HuffPo. Murkowski explained why she decided to back the bill in a statement Thursday afternoon. “The Voting Rights Act of 1965 brought an end to the ugly Jim Crow period in American history. It is fundamentally important … Continue reading ?