Mike Bloomberg’s voting rights plan is to prevent voter suppression on the basis of inactivity, restore felon voting rights and add more federal observers.
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Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams will release a new book on voting rights in 2020, her publisher, Henry and Holt, confirmed Tuesday
In Kentucky people like Ryan Young who were convicted have had their voting rights restored thanks to new legislation. This is happening in more States.
A judge has placed a temporary hold on a North Carolina piece of legislation that required that voters show their photo ID at the ballot box.
In an op-ed published Sunday in The State, Joe Biden promised to make voter protection the foundation of his administration if elected in 2020.
In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, Senator Amy Klobuchar who is running for President argued that America isn’t doing enough to protect voting rights.
The DGA and Fair Right are combining efforts to battle perceived attempts to suppress the vote of traditionally “under counted″ voting blocs.
D-Sen for Vermont Patrick Leahy urged Republican-led Senate to move on bill restoring protections in 1965 Voting Rights Act struck by Supreme Court in 2013.
On Friday the House passed Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R.4) restoring protections in 1965 Voting Rights Act struck by a 2013 Supreme Court decision.
Common Cause has issued a statement welcoming the passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR 4) by the House of Representative.