Friday, May 14, 2021

Tag: voting rights

Why disability rights advocates are pressing the Senate to allow an...

The push for voters with disabilities, and for overseas and military voters, pits civil rights activists against cybersecurity advocates.

Tell the Senate to pass the For the People Act

It's time we ask our Senators to take immediate action and protect the vote.

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.

‘Vicious attack on voting rights’: Georgia governor signs GOP suppression bill

“This is why federal voting rights legislation is necessary.”

‘Hijacking of democracy in plain sight’: Georgia GOP transforms 2-page bill...

“Surprising advocates, legislators, and voters with a nearly 100-page bill is undemocratic and unacceptable.”

‘Jim Crow in a suit and tie’: Georgia Senate approves massive...

“One of the worst voter suppression bills in the country” just advanced in Georgia’s Republican-controlled legislature.

The war on voting reaches home

Those who were hoping for a reprieve after voting Trump out of power are beginning to see that the fight isn’t over, nor is it going to allow us to relax into “normalcy.”

Joe Biden, LBJ, and voting rights

Biden must wield the power of the presidency to make senators fall in line with the larger goals of the nation. Otherwise, as LBJ asked, “what the hell’s the presidency for?”

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The end of (inconvenient) protest?

Protest has been a tool that the left has used to force government action throughout the English speaking world.

Sound the alarms, McConnell and Manchin put roadblocks in front of Biden’s agenda

When will we hear our president tell us how he plans to get all this great legislation underway in a Senate that is filled with McConnell and Manchin roadblocks?

Biden administration plans an immediate ban on menthol cigarettes

Studies prove that such bans will help people quit smoking, especially those disproportionately affected by menthol cigarettes.

What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.