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Sen. Grassley: No Need To Fix Voting Rights Act Since 'More Minorities Are Already Voting'

21 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said Monday he doesn't expect to bring up legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act, because lots of minority people are already voting. During an event...Show More Summary

"To single out the Clintons for having wealthy friends who might want favors later, especially in the political context brought to us by the destruction of campaign finance regulations..."

"... is a particularly laughable application of the Clinton Rules which, like the Voting Rights Act and McCain-Feingold, have been rendered irrelevant by Citizens United and its unholy progeny." Writes Charles Pierce at Esquire in aShow More Summary

Senate Republicans, Scourge of Functional Democracy, Are Blocking the Washington Voting Rights Act

President Lydon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act as Martin Luther King Jr. looks on. Republicans apparently don't want to protect the rights he fought for. Senate.gov Senate Republicans appear to be letting the Washington Voting Rights Act die, rather than pass it, for the third year in a row. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Forty-Four People Apply for City Council Seat, Republicans May Kill Washington Voting Rights Act

Who's going to take Sally Clark's spot? City of Seattle Forty-four People Have Applied for Sally Clark's Soon-to-Be Vacant City Council Seat: Among them, Crosscut reports, "are former council members Jan Drago and Peter Steinbrueck;Show More Summary

“Language Accommodations and Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act: Reporting Requirements as a Potential Solution to the Compliance Gap”

Matthew Higgins has written this excellent student note for the Stanford Law Review.  Here is the abstract: Certain voters with limited English proficiency (LEP) are afforded affirmative accommodations under section 203 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Section 203’s provisions, … Continue reading ?

Minority Health Month: Making Progress on Health Disparities

Half a century ago, our nation was in the midst of a Civil Rights revolution. Over these last few years, we've reached several milestones: the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Dr. King's transformative...Show More Summary

My Long Short Road to 50, in Gay Years

I was born in 1964, a year after Kennedy was shot, the last year of the Baby Boomers, and a year before Generation X. The Voting Rights Act was signed in 1965. I turned sixteen in 1980, the first year I had anal sex and a year before The Gay Disease hit the nightly news. Show More Summary

D.C. Circuit to Hear $2M Legal Fee Fight in Voting Case

A federal appeals court will decide whether the government must pay the legal bills of the lawyers who convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a section of the Voting Rights Act.       

What Does Women’s Leadership Mean in 2015?

Nearly a century after women were granted the right to vote and a half century after the Equal Pay Act, the United States has yet to have a female president, and in Fortune 500 companies, women hold less than 20 percent of board seats and only 4.8 percent of CEO positions. Show More Summary

Rep. John Lewis on Selma, Civil Rights, and LGBTQ Equality

“It cannot wait,” says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the civil rights movie Selma, which opened nationwide last Friday. King is pleading with President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act. It’s a trenchant scene whose message is not lost on Rep. Show More Summary

The Surprising Voting Rights Issue Both Democrats and Republicans Support

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to restoring the landmark Voting Rights Act, Republican lawmakers don't seem to want anything to do with it. The Supreme Court gutted a key portion of the law in 2013 and told Congress to provide a fix. But...Show More Summary

The Surprising Voting Rights Issue Both Democrats and Republicans Support

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to restoring the landmark Voting Rights Act, Republican lawmakers don't seem to want anything to do with it. The Supreme Court gutted a key portion of the law in 2013 and told Congress to provide a fix. But...Show More Summary

VOTE: Do You Think Boycotting Indiana Over The Religious Freedom Law Is A Good Idea?

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Is a boycott of Indiana the right response to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act?     Related: New York Is The Latest State To Ban […]

House Republicans to Push Bill Declaring “End to Racism” in U.S.

WaPo: “In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision striking down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act, a group of Southern House Republicans have put forward a congressional resolution declaring that ‘racism is a thing of the past’ … Continue reading ?

Google searches show that millions of people wanted to vote but couldn’t

Fifty years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, election laws are still in the news. Much of the recent attention has gone to court battles over voter ID laws. But other barriers to voting remain. Although some states allow voters to register right up to Election Day, others require registration as much as one […]

Remember When People Were Hoping Sen. Cochran Would Supported Renewed Voting Rights Act?

That was thanks to African-American voters giving him a victory in a hard fought Republican primary runoff.  Cochran has done nothing to support the VRAA.  Meanwhile, he cannot even remember if he met AG nominee Loretta Lynch. NYT:   The pressure … Continue reading ?

Author Jim Auchmutey chronicles a different side of racism, and reconciliation, in “Class of ’65”

The year 1965, which saw the assassination of Malcolm X, Bloody Sunday, passage of the Voting Rights Act and a presidential order to enforce affirmative

Patriot Act Vote Coming Up: Google joins Apple, Others Requesting Spying Controls

The Patriot act expires in June, and anyone in their right mind would wish the entire concept go away entirely. NSA Spying has a 100% perfect track record of failure.Sadly, the answer to the question Would NSA Data Surveillance End With Patriot Act? is a resounding "No". Show More Summary

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