Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: voter suppression

Republicans won’t even debate “For the People Act” as they flood...

According to the Voting Rights Lab, 18 states have enacted more than 30 laws to restrict voting since the November election.

Democratic bill attempts to undo voter restrictions of past 15 years

Congress is now considering legislation to address many of these problems.

Voter suppression is an attack on democracy—and my faith

Make no mistake, this bill is about silencing voters of color and chipping away at our political power.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown pushes expanding vote-by-mail to counter GOP voter...

Oregon was the first state in the country to institute voting by mail and to establish automatic voter registration in an effort to “ensure access to this very fundamental right.”

The southern system

Georgia's new voter suppression law has deep roots.

“This is voter suppression”: 198,000 Georgia residents were illegally purged from...

“I think it’s quite interesting and coincidental … that many of them on that list are African American voters.”

Native American voters could decide key senate races while battling intense...

Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump have pledged to recognize the tribe, if elected.

Massive lines in Georgia on first day of in-person voting exemplify...

“We’re becoming desensitized to unacceptable burdens on the franchise,” one political scientist said. “People died for this right. [It] shouldn’t take hours to participate in our democracy.”

A rigged judiciary leads to rigged elections: Ari Berman on Barrett...

“[Trump] wants a justice who will rule his way on the vote count, no matter what the facts or the law actually says.”

No democrats allowed: A conservative lawyer holds secret voter fraud meetings...

“That kind of closed-door session, where a head of the Civil Rights Division is secretly speaking about enforcement with partisan state officials, is unprecedented."

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.