Fighting Voter Purges Across The South

By Benjamin Barber, Facingsouth.org -

Despite research documenting the serious problems they present for voting rights, aggressive purges of the voting rolls continue to be proposed in advance of the 2020 elections, with some of them [...]

Advancing Rights Restoration: Where Should Civil Rights Stop?

By Sawari Amani, Sawari Mi. -

This week was called by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (JLS) to be Unchain the Vote Week focused on bringing attention to the unconstitutional, dehumanizing act of felony disenfranchisement that plagues [...]

Court Upholds North Dakota Law Stripping Voting Rights From Native Americans

By Imani Gandy, Truthout.org -

The case is as much about local infrastructure and lack of regard for North Dakota’s indigenous population as it is about voter suppression and a state forcing voters to comply with a requirement [...]

Civil Rights And Voter Suppression In The US

By Meghan Tinsley, Open Democracy -

Voter suppression as one component of the state’s wide-ranging efforts to prevent people of color from claiming their rights as citizens. Those efforts, in turn, stem from the state’s fear that [...]

With First Potential Black Female Governor, Georgia Closing Seven Black Population Polling Districts

By Sam Levine, Huffington Post. -

Election officials in a rural southwest Georgia county are defending a plan to suddenly close seven of the county’s nine polling places against allegations of racial discrimination, saying the [...]

How Alabama’s ‘New Poll Tax’ Bars Thousands Of People From Voting

By Connor Sheets, www.al.com -

By Connor Sheets for AL - Randi Lynn Williams assumes she will never be able to afford to vote again. The 38-year-old Dothan resident lost her right to vote in 2008, when she was convicted of [...]

Calling Out The Kobach Commission For What It Is

By Emma Olson Sharky, www.billmoyers.com -

By Emma Olson Sharky for Moyers and Company - In the coverage that followed the recent meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Voter Integrity, the media focused on the testimony of [...]

1 In 4 Voters Live In States With Automatic Voter Registration

By Staff, www.brennancenter.org -

By Staff of Brennan Center for Justice - Chicago, IL – Today, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill to bring automatic voter registration to the state, which could help sign up more than 1 [...]

The Latest Challenges To The South’s Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

By Olivia Paschal, www.facingsouth.org -

By Olivia Paschal for Facing South - While all Southern states have laws disenfranchising people while they are incarcerated and on probation or parole, Florida stands out with one of the [...]

Mathematicians Want To Save Democracy

By Carrie Arnold, www.nature.com -

By Carrie Arnold for Nature. Leaning back in his chair, Jonathan Mattingly swings his legs up onto his desk, presses a key on his laptop and changes the results of the 2012 elections in North [...]

North Carolina Anti-Voting Law Finished By Court Challenges

By Derrick Robinson, www.lawyerscommittee.org -

By Derrick Robinson for Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law - WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement regarding today’s [...]

North Carolina County Sued For Discriminating Against Black Voters

By Kira Lerner, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Kira Lerner for Think Progress - As Attorney General Jeff Session’s shifts the Department of Justice’s focusfrom protecting voting rights to investigating claims of nonexistent fraud, the [...]

RESIST: 80,000 March In Raleigh For Voting Rights, Democracy & #MoralResistance

By Staff, www.commondreams.org -

By Staff of Common Dreams - Outrage over the Trump administration helped bring tens of thousands of marchers to downtown Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday. Trump and the policies he will try to [...]

Polling Places In Police Stations?

By Mike Ludwig, www.truth-out.org -

By Mike Ludwig for Truthout - When civil rights groups learned that a county elections board planned to relocate the polling station for a predominately Black precinct in Macon, Georgia, to a [...]

Strict Photo ID Laws Threaten Transgender Voting Rights

By Sue Sturgis, www.facingsouth.org -

By Sue Sturgis for Facing South - In the upcoming election, number of states that will have in place strict voter ID laws requiring citizens to present government-issued photo ID at the polls: 8* [...]

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