Advocates have provided $5.8million to encourage a voting bill compromise in Congress. The new bill will protect the right to vote.
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.
After HR1’s failure, Senate Democrats have proposed the Freedom to Vote Act. It is critical for protecting and strengthening US democracy.
Democrats are close to reaching an agreement on a new voting rights law. It may be announced as Senate returns from its August recess.
In response to Texas’s recent passing of restrictive voting rights and abortion bills, the White House has said it is up to Congress to act.
Texas Senate Bill No. 1 makes it difficult for voters who face language barriers or have disabilities to get help casting their ballots.
The DOJ describes the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as “the most successful piece of civil rights legislation” by the United States Congress.
2012-2020, White-Black turnout gap in five of six states originally covered by Section 5 Voting Rights Act grew 9.2% to 20.9 % points.
Several of the new laws on how voters cast ballots, mostly GOP-crafted, have moved election management to highly partisan entities.
Democrats’ voting-rights drive confronts a slim chance of becoming law and also a tough legal battle in front of a conservative judiciary.
The Voting Rights Act is in serious jeopardy. There are, for example, moves by the GOP across the country to restrict voter access.