Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tag: Voting Rights Act

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.

Voting Rights Remain Under Attack 50 Years After the Bloody Sunday...

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 William Barber: Leader of the Biggest Social Movement the Media...

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?

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Houston police launch investigation into mounted officer trampling protester on video

“We are aware of a video circulating showing one of our mounted patrol horses and a citizen. We are currently reviewing the circumstances behind the incident.”

An uprising was inevitable

"Being Black in this country means being at war on every front in every space at every moment."

Election spending boosted by secret money tops $100M as IRS ends donor reporting rules

By choosing to keep their donors secret, these groups leave voters in the dark as to exactly who is funding their political activities. And the IRS won't know either.

Police are still killing unarmed black people

So far this year, 390 people have been killed by police, according to a Washington Post database of police shootings.

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law urge officials to withdraw law enforcement, National...

“We are sounding an alarm regarding the potential deployment of the National Guard, state police and local law enforcement on Tuesday as voters prepare to cast ballots in primary elections."