Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: Voting Rights Act

Hundreds of activists arrested in DC during “Moral Monday”

“I am not afraid, I will fight for liberation cause I know why I was made. I am not afraid.”

What happened to the Voting Rights Act?

There’s no telling what we’ll be able to accomplish when we win the battle for voting rights.

Responding to voter suppression, understanding manipulated elections

Voter suppression has gotten more sophisticated in recent elections.

It’s time to restore and strengthen the 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.

Restoring the Voting Rights Act

This week, the Voting Rights Advancement Act was introduced in Congress in hopes of restoring Section 5 to modern standards.

Republicans responsible for voter suppression in 2016

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.

With voting rights protections gutted, polling places have been shuttered on...

Decisions to shutter or reduce voting locations are often made quietly and at the last minute, making pre-election intervention or litigation virtually impossible.

As Trump Conjures the Voter Fraud Boogeyman, Voter Suppression is the...

Nearly 1 in 3 eligible voters in the upcoming election will be a member of a minority group.

The Voting Rights Act 2.0

Over half a century after the Voting Rights Act became law, the struggle continues.

Martin Luther King III: Don't Idolize My Father, Embrace His Ideals...

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.

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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 Trump bombshell quietly dropped last week. And it should shock us all.

Donald Trump’s proto-fascism poses the largest internal threat to American democracy since the Civil War.

Climate paralysis? Try multisolving

There’s an approach called “multisolving” that can move us from paralysis to action.

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.