Attacks on minority voting rights is a major concern as November’s elections near. Collective action to ensure a more inclusive process is needed.
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.
Expanded mail-in voting raises a number of concerns. One of these, whose vote is more likely to count, on one hand a white vote on the other, a black vote.
‘Urgent and essential’ is how the bill that would restore a crucial provision of the voting rights act promoted by the late John Lewis has been described.
Legal defense organsizations are working to protect black voting rights. Former NBA superstar, Michael Jordan, is backing some of them with $2.5million
John Lewis’s life project was protecting and expanding the right to vote. Democrats are encouraging Senate to take up a bill to honour his memory.
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.
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”.