Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a voting rights case out of Arizona. Here’s what happened.
Voting Rights Act
A 2013 Supreme Court decision opened the door for voter suppression, and Republicans took full advantage. To counteract them, we must pass a new Voting Rights Act.
We hear a lot about voter suppression, which is rampant in this country, but is there any state that has a good voting rights record? Yes.
There’s been a flurry of legal decisions affecting voting, so many that it’s hard to keep track. Here are a few of the latest decisions.
One hundred years ago today, thanks to tireless efforts of activists, the 19th Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution, affirming the right of women to vote. “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be… Read More ›
How can we pay tribute to John Lewis? By practicing activism.
Oh, the power of voting locally. Since the 2016 election, left-leaning voters in Virginia have been fired up, and have been winning state legislative (and executive) seats. They made huge gains in 2017 and then finally flipped both chambers of… Read More ›
Last week, Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter Bernice King said that she’d be honoring her father on this holiday by fighting voter suppression. Count me in. Please don’t quote #MLK on #MLKDay, then suppress the vote and support systemic oppression… Read More ›
The House of Representatives has been very busy lately. No, not just with impeachment but with getting important legislation passed. Despite Mitch McConnell’s persistent lies to the contrary, the House has been churning out and voting on hundreds of bills…. Read More ›
Republicans have been doing everything in their power to make voting as difficult as possible. The gutting of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 a few years ago added fuel to the fire. It’s important to be aware of all… Read More ›
What do Republican gerrymandering and the 2020 census have in common? They share the same architect. Yes, this architect worked on these democracy-bending projects for the Republicans in order to be “advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites.” We’ve all guessed… Read More ›
Do you want Trump to be involved in determining how many legislators your state will have in Congress? Well, that’s one outcome if Trump gets his way with the Census. Thankfully, a judge ruled against their ploy yesterday. But the… Read More ›