The Jim Crow Era in United States history began towards the end of the Reconstruction Period and lasted until 1965 with the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
The National Right to Life Committee today endorsed Rep. Steve Daines for United States Senate. Rep. Daines opposes unrestricted abortion. He voted for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – groundbreaking legislation to protect unborn children at 20 weeks, a point by which the unborn child is capable of feeling great pain when being killed […]
Your freedom, you see, to exclude people of a race you do not like from a public accommodation--a hotel, a restaurant, a bus service, a retail store--is more freedom than their freedom to spend their money to participate in our societal division of labor just like most people. Show More Summary
Women's Suffrage League, West Virginia University, 1920. This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Joan McCarter and Meteor Blades Democrats are irked over Cantor's failure to deliver on Voting Rights Act revision: There seemed...Show More Summary
Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the 49th anniversary of President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law: “Forty-nine years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Show More Summary
We've managed to make it through two weeks of the America's Got Talent quartefinals without too much controversy, as voters (and to a lesser degree, the judges) have mostly gotten things right."As it should be" got back on track last week, with the deserving Mat Franco, Andrey Moraru and Aerial Animation joining the semifinalists. Show More Summary
President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King, Jr. after signing the Voting Rights Act, August 6, 1965. This week in the war on voting is a joint project of Meteor Blades and Joan McCarter. To commemorate the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the one year mark following the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Show More Summary
When the majority in Shelby County held that the Voting Rights Act had outlived its purpose, all because minority voter registration numbers had caught up in previously problematic states, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was furious. Actually, lots of people were furious, but she was furious and had the bench to......
In a democracy, a person's vote is their voice. For much of our history, however, not everyone's voice was welcome at the voting booth. It was not until 49 years ago with the signing of the Voting Rights Act that the promise of century-old...Show More Summary
This time next year, be prepared for rousing speeches, earnest commemorations and moving celebrations that mark the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing the Voting Rights Act. But even now, it’s worth having a national come-to-Jesus moment about the state of voting rights and democracy, especially for black folks, in advance of the coming midterm elections.
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This week Americans celebrate the 49th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), sweeping legislation that helped guarantee equal access to the ballot box. One of the major triumphs of the civil rights movement,...Show More Summary
Today marks the 49th anniversary of the passage of a monumental law which forever changed our democracy. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 set the stage for fundamental shifts to our political landscape, paving the way for new opportunities...Show More Summary
Forty-nine years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Months after leading the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, civil rights leader John Lewis stood by President Lyndon B. Johnson and watched the Voting Rights Act become law. Forty-nine years later, Lewis, now a congressman from Georgia, commemorated the landmark legislation by taking to a relatively new forum for social movements - Twitter. 49 […]
African Americans demonstrating for voting rights in front of the White House as police and others watch; sign reads "We demand the right to vote everywhere." Warren K. Leffler/Library of Congress President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law today in 1965. Show More Summary
Half a century ago the Civil Rights Act of 1964 brought an end to the era of Jim Crow by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. One year later the landmark legislation was strengthened and expanded when the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law on Aug. Show More Summary
Next week marks the 49th anniversary of the signing of the landmark civil rights statute, the monumental Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). A cornerstone of the civil rights movement, the Voting Rights Act ensures that every American citizen, regardless of race or language, has equal access to the vote. Show More Summary
[H/T to Beyonce Voter for the image] From the Voting Rights Act decision to the Hobby Lobby debacle, our three ladies of the Supreme Court have decidedly not taking this shit lying down. In particular, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is having none of these basic boy bitches on the court. Show More Summary
Collective bargaining is not a constitutional right, but a matter of "legislative grace," the Wisconsin Supreme Court says. The court’s ruling today kills the last challenge to Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 labor law with a 5-2 vote. The legislation, held up in its entirety, bans most of the state’s...