Saturday, December 14, 2019

Tag: voting rights

‘Good God, Even for Georgia’: City Officials...

Georgia voting rights activists and social media users alike are scolding city officials in an Atlanta suburb after they approved a change...

Stacey Abrams, Others Testify In Congressional Hearing...

ATLANTA (AP) — Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections...

Judge: Mississippi Suit to Cover All Who...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can...

Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to turn their most painful losses this year into a rallying cry they hope will electrify the 2020...

African-American North Carolina Voting Rights Activist Dies

LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died....

Forced Sterilization Spurred Fannie Lou Hamer’s Civil...

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) The Mississippi sharecropper's forced sterilization was one of the moments that launched her to become part of the state's civil rights...

Why Local Elections Should Matter to Black...

“All politics is local” – Thomas “Tip” O’Neill, Speaker of the House, 1977-1987 On Tuesday, November 7, across the country there will be elections that...

Louisiana Governor and AG Appeal NAACP Victory...

Fourteen years ago this week, a white sitting judge in Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish attended a Halloween party at a public restaurant dressed as a...

Proportional Representation Could Open Door to More...

With the debate over gerrymandering making its way through the Supreme Court, and voter suppression very much a reality, the issue of fair representation...

As Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Spread, How...

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of Gill v. Whitford, a political gerrymandering case in Wisconsin, in which Republicans rewrote the...

Trump Agenda at Center of Low-Key Meeting...

Leaders of some of the nation's top civil rights groups were scheduled to meet Tuesday, June 13, with Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer...

Supreme Court Ruling On Ohio Voter Purge...

The United States Supreme Court’s decision to review a challenge to Ohio’s voters roll purge policy brings the question of voter discrimination to the...

Why Trump’s Voter Fraud Lies Are Deadly...

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Donald Trump tweeted his intent to launch a major investigation into voter fraud, "including those registered to vote in two...

Selma, the Pivotal City for Black Voting...

Selma, a historic place in the movement for civil rights and voting rights, is going through some tough times.  The site of many of...

Prisoner Caste System: New California Policy Could...

An additional 60,000 Californians may now cast ballots in the next election. That’s because last week Secretary of State Alex Padilla reversed a policy...

History of Felony Disenfranchisement Proves the Laws...

The history of felon disenfranchisement in the U.S. pokes a massive hole in the theory that election laws are truly about protecting the political...

8 Popular Myths That Continue to Hold...

'Individualism' The great scholar Dr. Amos Wilson spoke on why the myth of individualism is problematic for Black people. He said the more "we push...

Report: Despite GOP Claims, Voter Fraud Virtually...

Once again, an analysis of alleged election fraud reveals that in-person voter fraud is nearly nonexistent. The Washington Post reported last week that News21, a...

NAACP Leader and Maryland Legislator Who Opposes...

Over the Memorial Day weekend I watched PBS’ "For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots," which tells the history of African...