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.
Get caught up on some of the big voting rights news stories–both good and bad–from around the country.
A roundup of recent voting rights news from around the country.
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.
How much would you like to see voter turnout skyrocket for the general election this November? If you’re anything like me, you want to see a landslide in the presidential election and massive turnout for state and local elections. We… Read More ›
Do you want to help bring attention to the need to protect our elections this fall? Well then, I have a fun way for you to do so! A friend on Twitter made me aware of a social media campaign… Read More ›
More help for the 2020 election just arrived. Whether or not you follow professional basketball, you’ve likely heard of LeBron James. He’s easily the best player right now (he’s been the league MVP four times), and he’s always in contention… Read More ›
Georgia’s primary election earlier this month was nothing short of an “unmitigated disaster,” as Stacey Abrams put it. Particularly in Atlanta, with a population that is 51% African-American, there were unacceptably long lines, voting machine errors, and a multitude of… Read More ›
There’s a fierce fight happening in Tennessee right now. The ability for their voters to be able to vote by mail during a pandemic hangs in the balance. Here’s how the story has played out over the past two weeks…. Read More ›
There’s a lot more at stake in 2020 than just who sits in the White House. For example, there are several Secretary of State elections this November. Secretaries of State are important executive positions in state government, and typically oversee… Read More ›
Who needs some good news about voting by mail? There has been an incredible surge of states changing their election rules in response to the pandemic. Millions and millions of voters will be able to cast their votes this… Read More ›
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 ›
I have to be honest. I’m really, really angry about what’s happening in Wisconsin. I’m only going to briefly get into it in this post but I want to talk about it because I think it serves as an important… Read More ›
Did the most recent coronavirus stimulus bill do anything to protect our election in November? Leading up to the passage of this legislation, there was a growing cry for Americans to be able to vote by mail, to ensure that… Read More ›