Texas Senate Bill No. 1 makes it difficult for voters who face language barriers or have disabilities to get help casting their ballots.
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.
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.
The Moral March for Democracy has arrived at the Texas State Capitol. It began on Wednesday in Georgetown and ended today in Austin.
Senate Democrats are prepared to release a revised voting rights bill this week in the hopes of keeping the sweeping legislation alive.
Citizens can and should participate in the fight to protect voting rights. In this regard, there are several volunteer opportunities.
After Georgia GOP passed a restrictive voting law in March, Dems began doing the math and now unable to pass the HR1, fear catastrophe.