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 Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
This is our collection of African-American voting rights related articles. 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-Americans and Democracy, 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.
American democracy envisions ballot access but voting rights, especially African-American, remain gutted, requiring more activism for congress to act.
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.
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.
‘Selma Online’ is a new online project that seeks to create more awareness about the 1965 struggle for voting rights for African-American voters.