Voting Rights Act Archives

Transgender Candidates are Making History, but There’s a Big Problem…

September 18, 2018

Transgenders are being disenfranchised from voting in red states.

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Exposed: the Dubious Trump Appointee Secretly Behind Push to Add Controversial Census Question

March 12, 2018

By Justin Elliott, Propublica. In December, the Department of Justice requested that the Census Bureau add a question to the 2020 survey that would ask respondents to reveal whether or not they are U.S. citizens. Since ProPublica first reported the DOJ’s…

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TRAITORS: Fox News Host Calls Confederates ‘Revered Historical American Leaders’

August 20, 2017

It’s been five days since Donald Trump fell off the crazy train into the abyss of neo-Nazi advocacy. His press conference last Tuesday will be remembered as a tribute to the white supremacists that helped to elect him. To this…

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Watch FIRED UP Bernie Sanders Angrily Denounce Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Gorsuch As ‘Too Extreme’

April 4, 2017

Sanders goes on the attack Sen. Bernie Sanders was in take down mode on Tuesday when he launched a blistering attack on Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, The Week reports.  “After meeting with Judge Gorsuch and having…

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A Letter Written By Coretta Scott King Reminds Us Why Jeff Sessions Is Unfit To Be Attorney General

January 12, 2017

In his time as a U.S. Attorney in Alabama more than 30 years ago, Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, used every available opportunity to harass African-American voters. In effect, he was doing “what the local sheriffs…

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As Long As Being Black In America Is Punishable By Death, Our Streets Will Continue To Run Red

July 7, 2016

Victim Blaming Ignores Centuries Of Context When A Young Black Man Is Shot By Police I just saw an old white guy on Twitter telling a young black female activist that “If he [Alton Sterling] had complied with the officer’s…

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De Blasio Demands Action After Thousands Discovered Purged From NY Voting Rolls

April 20, 2016

The New York State primaries were big wins for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but widespread reports of voting irregularities marred the celebration. In spite of a poor showing in the Wisconsin primary and some polls that showed waning confidence, Donald…

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GOP Voter ID Laws Block 90 Year Old Iwo Jima Vet From Voting

April 18, 2016

Wisconsin’s GOP Governor Scott Walker’s “War on Progress” reached a new low recently, when his Voter Identification Law prohibited a ninety-year old Marine Veteran of the Battle of Iwo Jima from voting in the state’s Supreme Court primary last month.…

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‘Laser Focused’ Democracy Spring Protesters Take Pride In Mass Arrests

April 16, 2016

Over 400 Democracy Spring protesters were arrested on the steps of the US Capitol Building, on Monday. The protests were notable for their size, their organization, and the absence of any violence. The mass arrest was also significant. It was one of…

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Sanders, Clinton, Democratic Party Unite To Sue Arizona For Minority Vote Disruptions

April 15, 2016

During last month’s primary elections Arizonans, both Democrats and Republicans were frustrated after facing long lines at polling stations. The lines were a result of the decrease in polling stations in the state. In Maricopa County, home to more than…

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