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* [...]

The New Election Laws And The Suits Challenging Them

By Sarah Smith, www.propublica.org -

By Sarah Smith for Pro Publica - There are 15 states with new voting laws that have never before been used during a presidential election, according to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice. [...]

New Suit ‘Makes Clear Voting Discrimination Is Alive And Well’

By Andrea Germanos, www.commondreams.org -

By Andrea Germanos for Common Dreams - With Alabama's three highest courts failing to reflect its racial diversity, the state now faces a federal lawsuit alleging a violation of the Voting Rights [...]

52 Years Ago, This Speech Changed Course Of Black Voting Rights

By Keisha N. Blain, www.timeline.com -

By Keisha N. Blain for Timeline - Fifty-two years ago, on August 22, 1964, Fannie Lou Hamer delivered arguably the most significant speech of her political career. The fiery civil rights activist [...]

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