American democracy envisions ballot access but voting rights, especially African-American, remain gutted, requiring more activism for congress to act.
Voting Rights Act articles on Democracy Chronicles
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.
While voting is a fundamental right many Americans struggle with what it entails which has adverse effects on democracy. New book addresses these concerns.
The US Supreme Court is expected to be the country’s summit of justice but gutted voting rights in 2013. Here’s how that decision affected voters.
Earlier this month, Georgia voters endured bad weather to cast their votes. The chaos has renewed focus on the gutted voting rights act.
5million+ became Americans since 2014, the majority post-Trump election in 2016. Rights group is campaigning for these new citizens to vote.
The 19th amendment was adopted 100 years ago. In an article in The Conversation, experts outline 19 crucial facts about this landmark legislation on its 100th anniversary.
Coronavirus has affected America’s electoral landscape. A major concern is if Americans will lose their right to vote during the pandemic.
American democracy would not have seen light of day without the contribution of Native Americans. However, their rights to participation are often dented.
President Woodrow Wilson was lukewarm towards suffrage but won re-election. This led suffragists to increase activism in view of the 1920 elections.
‘Selma Online’ is a new online project that seeks to create more awareness about the 1965 struggle for voting rights for African-American voters.