Our voice is heard through our fundamental right to vote.When policymakers erect barriers to the ballot box and silence that voice, our government fails us.
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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.
Alleging that the state is discriminating against naturalized citizens and infringing on their voting rights, civil rights groups filed a third lawsuit.
The Democratic Party’s H.R. 1 “The People’s Act” is a bill designed to tackle what many see as lingering and corrosive problems in American democracy.
There’s no clear timeline on when Nevada’s newly minted automatic voter registration will be implemented, election officials told state lawmakers Tuesday.
Leaders from some nation’s top law firms announced support for Election Protection program to guard voting rights of Americans across the country.
Marxe School Of Public and International Affairs published a video in which experts discussed the topic “Democracy In Peril, Defending Our Voting Rights”.
Carol Anderson’s new book takes a close look at the legal history of the meaning of “one person, one vote” in America since Shelby County v. Holder ruling.
In a blow for voting rights today, an Ohio federal court ruled that the state does not have to provide relief to allow purged voters to participate.
Freedom of speech and the rule of law are enshrined in the American Constitution but a specific “right to vote” was not directly mentioned by our forefathers.
Federal Civil Rights Commission finds voting rights under attack. Vanita Gupta, issued An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States.