Voter identification barriers are still prevalent in the U.S. electoral landscape. Trans and non-binary people are the recent victims.
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.
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In an excerpt from her unfinished, unpublished memoir, Ruth Carter-Lynch discusses the time of Martin Luther King Jr.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.
‘Selma Online’ is a new online project that seeks to create more awareness about the 1965 struggle for voting rights for African-American voters.
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.
Thousands of transgender Americans may not vote this year because they look different on their I.D. documents. This could affect the Democratic turnout.
In the long-drawn fight for universal suffrage, black suffragists helped lead the charge in Women’s Voting Rights Campaign.
Suquamish Tribal Chairman has called upon U.S. Congress to adopt a Native Voting Rights Act similar to that recently passed by Washington State legislature.