The Michigan Republican Party will launch its new African American Engagement Office in Detroit next month, aiming to improve on the mere two percent of the vote their presidential nominee received in the city last year. The post Michigan GOP Recruits Civil Rights Act Critic Rand Paul To Launch African American Outreach Project appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Decades after passage of the historic Voting Rights Act, so much has changed. And yet, so much remains the same. Racial minorities are registering to vote and turning out at the ballot box in record numbers. However, they remain under-represented in local elected positions and virtually excluded from national and state political office. Show More Summary
Click here to view this media Real Time's Bill Maher let our Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts have it for gutting the Voting Rights Act and allowing our elections to be sold to the highest bidder during his New Rules segment at the close of his show this Friday. Show More Summary
You would be forgiven for thinking Bill Maher was about to go into a criticism of the failures of the Affordable Care Act roll-out when he began Friday's final new rule with, "When you promise the American people that something won't...Show More Summary
Will House Democrats be able to "shame" House Republicans into voting for the Employment NonDiscrimination Act? That's the hope and the plan, apparently: House Democrats have a plan to advance a gay rights bill that Speaker John Boehner has already...
On Thursday, the Senate passed the Employer Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination against gays, lesbians, and the transgendered. The vote was 64 to 33, with 10 Republicans joining all voting Democrats. Show More Summary
What a refreshing first step in the right direction! Today the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a law which outlaw LGBT discrimination against individuals in the workplace! This has the makings of a landmark civil rights moment and it could potentially changes the lives of millions for the better, but it's still far too early [...]
Earlier today the US Senate voted 64-32 to approve the Employment Non Discrimination Act. This legislation would prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation. The law was crafted carefully to provide protections for religious organizations and really does nothing more than insure everyone is treated equally. It is a law that I strongly support. [...]
It’s very big news that the Senate just passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act by a comfortable vote of 64-32. Not because it means ENDA will become law anytime soon; breaking House GOP opposition could take years. Rather it’s a reminder that the culture continues to evolve on gay rights with an inexorability that even the GOP-controlled […]
The Senate on Thursday passed "historic" legislation aimed at outlawing workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans in a bipartisan vote. The Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) by a bipartisan 64-32 margin that included 10 Republicans. Show More Summary
In a victory for LBGT rights the US Senate has voted by a margin of 64-32 to pass the Employment Non Discrimination Act, a law which would prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation. The law provides exceptions for religious organizations and gained bipartisan support Unfortunately the House is unlikely to take [...]
The lawyers who successfully challenged the Voting Rights Act before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year are seeking $2 million in legal fees from the federal government. U.S. Department of Justice lawyers and attorneys from Wiley Rein, who represented...
A bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity advanced in the Senate Monday with the help of 7 Republican votes. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which already...Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner’s facing bipartisan pressure to bring up the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. Roll Call: “Still, just hours before the Senate takes a test vote on a bill to protect gays, lesbians and transgender people from workplace discrimination, Boehner …
As the United States Senate gets closer to a vote on ENDA (the Employment Non-Discrimination Act), religious right groups are pulling out their trusty “do you want your children taught by crossdressers, drag queens, and transgenders” card.
Today John Boehner declared he opposes the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and senior House GOP aides said the bill is unlikely to get a House vote — putting its passage in doubt. So perhaps it’s worth recalling some historical context: Two well known House Republican leaders voted for ENDA the last time it was put to a House vote, in […]
It’s not every day that the president of the United States stands up for transgender rights. Today, the Senate will be voting on ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would make workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity illegal. Currently, while it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, [...]
The above graph shows the estimated support, by state, for the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, a gay rights bill that the Senate will be voting on this Monday. The estimates were constructed by Kate Krimmel, Jeff Lax, and Justin Phillips using multilevel regression and poststratification. Show More Summary
Norm Ornstein, The Atlantic: It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which eviscerated the Voting Rights Act, is leading to a new era of voter suppression that parallels the pre-1960s...Show More Summary
Norm Ornstein: It is becoming increasingly obvious that the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which eviscerated the Voting Rights Act, is leading to a new era of voter suppression that parallels the pre-1960s era—this time affecting not just African-Americans but also Hispanic-Americans, women, and students, among others. The reasoning employed by Chief [...]