National guard members have assisted or are set to help in several states, raising concerns over the possibility of voter intimidation [in upcoming polls], report.
African-American and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
Here is our collection of articles concerned with African-Americans and Democracy. Few ongoing crisis in American elections have more importance to the integrity of the democracy than the imperative of ensuring voting rights for African-Americans. Also see Democracy Chronicles articles on African-American Voting Rights, the Civil Rights Era, Minority Voting, and our unfortunate category: Racism.
George Floyd’s death from police brutality sparked a spate of nation-wide protests. Voter registration has also spiked in this context.
George Floyd’s murder by police sparked a fresh round of “black lives matter” globally. Thousands gathered outside the U.S Embassy in London in protest.
Shock as Trump instead of calming rising tensions triggered by police murder of George Floyd said he is “president of law and order” and would declare martial law.
The coronavirus has forced a shift in black voter outreach. “Historic voter suppression helps drive preference to vote in person”.
Black Americans have traditionally preferred voting in person. The coronavirus threatens this tradition. There is a strong push for expanded vote-by-mail.
It was one of the most celebrated events of civil rights movement. It was to cement the right to vote for African Americans but was met with violence.
A non-profit wants more unmarried women, young people and people of color on voter rolls. But somehow mailers have upset some election officials.
African Americans were granted voting rights only after a long and bitter struggle. Several African American women were pivotal to this exemplary struggle.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week struck down an Arizona week that would have criminalized the delivery of other people’s early ballots.