Tag: Voting Rights Act
On the 52nd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, 31 states with histories of racial discrimination no longer have federal oversight of their voting process.
With a Republican majority currently held in all three branches, there will most likely be a lot more barriers and restrictions in the times ahead.
Decisions to shutter or reduce voting locations are often made quietly and at the last minute, making pre-election intervention or litigation virtually impossible.
Nearly 1 in 3 eligible voters in the upcoming election will be a member of a minority group.
In celebration of Bloody Sunday, King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, spoke this past weekend in Selma and asked the people to embrace his father's ideals of freedom, justice and equality rather than idolize him.
This past weekend, thousands of people, including President Obama and more than 100 members of Congress, marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Still, the Voting Rights Act is under peril today.
Reverend Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and voice of the Forward Together movement is "challenging the legislators and governor to be true to the constitution and true moral values." So where's the media coverage?