Nearly 50 years ago, just days after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act in tribute to the slain civil rights leader. The housing law, following the...Show More Summary
The Run the Jewels rapper announced his support via Twitter after the Democratic candidate backed full reinstatement of the Voting Rights Act Rapper Killer Mike of Run the Jewels has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, pulling a key hip-hop endorsement from Democratic frontrunner Hillary...
WASHINGTON (RNS) Civil rights veteran and Congressman John Lewis urged black clergy to work for changes in the Voting Rights Act on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that removed key provisions of the law. “It’s time...Show More Summary
In Roanoke, Va., part of the district of Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R), working families joined with a broad coalition of activists and concerned Americans to demand restoration of the Voting Rights Act, key provisions of which were struck down by the Supreme Court two years ago. Here are some of the key tweets from those in attendance.
Today HRC members, friends and staff joined hundreds of civil rights demonstrators in Roanoke, Virginia for the "Rally for Voting Rights and Our Democracy".
Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the criteria developed in the 1960s that was used to determine which states and localities would be subject to federal approval before making changes to voting districts and procedures, a group of Democrats are introducing the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015. Show More Summary
If the GOP wants to heal the sickness revealed in Charleston, it must heal the wounded Voting Rights Act
Housing rights groups and civil advocates were granted a win this morning by the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled in a 5-4 vote that people can pursue lawsuits under the Fair Housing Act of 1968, that prohibits housing discrimination because of race, even when a housing law or policy isn’t motivated by an intent to discriminate. In … [More]
This morning on a 5-4 vote the Supreme Court upheld the use of a disparate impact test in a fair housing case. Justice Kennedy wrote the opinion, joined by the Court’s four liberals and over four dissenting Justices. A parallel … Continue reading ?
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
Another unarguably good idea set to die in a Republican-controlled legislature.
Getting rid of the confederate flag on government grounds is nice. Fixing the Voting Rights Act would be much, much better.
The Voting Rights Advancement Act, a stronger bill than the version introduced in 2014, has no Republican co-sponsors. The post Democrats Unveil Bill To Restore Gutted Voting Rights Act appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Today, HRC proudly endorses the Voting Rights Advancement Act, a bill that will help ensure that voting rights for all Americans are fully protected.
It’s being reported that some Democrats will soon be introducing a bill amending the Voting Rights Act, and that the new bill is even more extreme than an earlier bill that has failed to gain any traction in either house. The new bill...Show More Summary
Speaking of the Supreme Court, you may recall that two years ago tomorrow, a 5-4 conservative majority of SCOTUS punched a big hole in the Voting Rights Act of 1965....
It's called the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015. Backed by civil rights groups, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and Sen. Pat Leahy of Vermont are introducing it today to strengthen the Voting Rights Act. That 50-year-old law's most serious voter protection was eviscerated in 2013 when the Supreme Court ruled in Shelby County v. Show More Summary
Release: Today, as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduce the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) on the eve of the second anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder, the Campaign Legal Center is releasing a short film … Continue reading ?
Governor Nikki Haley's (R-SC) decision to seek removal of the confederate flag from government property is good news, but she compromised her moral leadership by qualifying words about "heritage", code word for a society explicitly and...Show More Summary
Three years after the Supreme Court took a sledgehammer to the VRA, some leading Democrats have a plan to put things right.