During this weekend’s All-Star Game in Atlanta, the NBA is partnering with an organization formed by LeBron James to vitalize voting rights.
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The Voting Rights Act was a landmark piece of national legislation in the United States that prohibits discrimination in voting. It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Also see our section on American democracy as well as our articles on African-American voting rights, Voter Access, and Racism.
Green Party accuses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of trying to “crush alternative” political parties with her electoral reform bill, H.R.1.
House Resolution 1 led by the Democrats, aims to strike down hurdles to voting, partisan gerrymandering and big money in politics.
The Supreme Court is set to hear a new case that will define the type of judicial restrictions legislation making it harder to vote will face.
Little known, Amelia Boynton played a key role in getting us the voting rights act and actively organised the Selma to Montgomery marches.
Montana is moving to protect the right to vote of indigenous communities, introducing a bill for a Native American Voting Rights Act.
Georgia’s reaction to 2020 election marred by Trump’s false fraud claims has been to tighten voting rights but this is not good for Georgia.
Washington State House voted to restore voting rights to thousands with past criminal convictions who are on probation and parole.
That the first Section 2 Voting Right Act vote denial case comes to the Supreme Court as a partisan battle is exceptionally unfortunate.
The many federal laws passed over the last 70 years to promote equal rights to vote hide a bitter reality: worsening voting discrimination.