Attacks on minority voting rights is a major concern as November’s elections near. Collective action to ensure a more inclusive process is needed.
Minority Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
Equal minority voting rights still face significant obstacles including in registering to vote and casting ballots. Attempts to manipulate the law in new ways that will disadvantage minority communities continue nationwide. Also see our sections on American democracy and our articles on the Voter Access, African-American Voting Rights, Latino Voting Rights or Native American Voting.
Voters are not to be discriminated against. However, ID laws and stigma are leading to just that effect, keeping some trans voters away from the polls.
Though a landmark legislation, the American with Disabilities Act has not offered the disabled their full rights as they still face discrimination.
Voter identification barriers are still prevalent in the U.S. electoral landscape. Trans and non-binary people are the recent victims.
Voto Latino organisation encourages Latino voters to register. Since the police murder of George Floyd it has seen a jump in its voter registration numbers.
Experts worry push for 2020 mail voting could leave Native American voters behind. Struggles will include issues like mail access and language barriers.
In an excerpt from her unfinished, unpublished memoir, Ruth Carter-Lynch discusses the time of Martin Luther King Jr. and fellow Civil Rights leaders.
American democracy would not have seen light of day without the contribution of Native Americans. However, their rights to participation are often dented.
The coronavirus is changing voting methods in the U.S. Even historically conservative states are changing the way they vote due to the pandemic.
‘Selma Online’ is a new online project that seeks to create more awareness about the 1965 struggle for voting rights for African-American voters.