Post Tagged with: "Voting Rights Act"

Disabled Americans Fight Back After Being Stripped Of Their Right To Vote (AUDIO)

Disabled Americans Fight Back After Being Stripped Of Their Right To Vote (AUDIO)

In 2016, there is still a minority group in America that isn’t allowed to vote: the disabled.

by April Hamlin· · News
WATCH: Activist Destroys N.C. Republican’s Defense Of Racist Voter Laws (VIDEO)

WATCH: Activist Destroys N.C. Republican’s Defense Of Racist Voter Laws (VIDEO)

This Reverend just tore North Carolina’s Republican governor’s arguments to shreds.

by Joe Fletcher· · News
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: A man with his son walk past voting booths at Public School 22 on April 19, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Voters are going to the polls in New York for the presidential primary election. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Federal Court Strikes Down Racist Texas Voter ID Law

A HUGE victory for voting rights!

by Ryan Denson· · Current Issues, News
You Need To Hear What President Obama Just Said About The Importance Of Voting BLUE (VIDEO)

You Need To Hear What President Obama Just Said About The Importance Of Voting BLUE (VIDEO)

This is powerful and important.

by John Prager· · News
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Hillary Clinton Calls For Federal Effort To Restoring Voting Rights To Felons (VIDEO)

Currently, 12 states do not allow those who have served their time, meaning they are no longer in prison and no longer on parole, to vote.

by Ryan Denson· · Current Issues, News
10 Of The Most Harmful And Disastrous Opinions Of Antonin Scalia’s Career — With Quotes

10 Of The Most Harmful And Disastrous Opinions Of Antonin Scalia’s Career — With Quotes

It’s the end of an era.

by Joe Fletcher· · News
Alabama Will Close 31 DMVs — All In Counties With 75% Black Electorate

Alabama Will Close 31 DMVs — All In Counties With 75% Black Electorate

This is a clearly racist attempt to keep black voters from the polls.

by Shannon Barber· · News
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Georgia County Admits To Intentionally Disenfranchising Black Voters

This is absolutely horrifying. You won’t hear this on Fox News.

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VICTORY: Texas’ Voter ID Law Found To Violate The Voting Rights Act

A major setback to Republican obstructionism.

A Republican Radio Host Actually Admitted It – He Wants To Bring Back Jim Crow Voting Laws (AUDIO)

A Republican Radio Host Actually Admitted It – He Wants To Bring Back Jim Crow Voting Laws (AUDIO)

As frightening as the idea is, this man actually wants to bring back Jim Crow voting.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
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Farewell To The Great Eric Holder: Loretta Lynch Has Big Shoes To Fill

From protecting LGBT rights, voting rights and immigration rights to taking on America’s systemic racism in the justice system, Attorney General Eric Holder has always done what was best for the American people, and he will certainly be missed.

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GOP’s Racist Gerrymandering Takes Another Hit At The Supreme Court (VIDEO)

North Carolina Republicans are so smug when it comes to their redistricting plans. After all, they’ve been getting away with the same kinds of election rigging schemes for years.

by Randa Morris· · News
Here Comes Fascism Wrapped In A Flag And Carrying A Patriotism Test For Voters

Here Comes Fascism Wrapped In A Flag And Carrying A Patriotism Test For Voters

A Tennessee professor wonders if we wouldn’t be better off if we tested Americans before allowing them to vote. See that slippery slope? Yeah, he’s headed for it.

by T. Steelman· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
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Dr. Ben Carson Celebrates MLK Day By Reminding Everyone President Obama Is ‘Half-White’ (VIDEO)

Dr. Ben Carson celebrates MLK Day in the most offensive way he could think of: by going on television to suggest that President Obama isn’t really black.

by Shannon Barber· · News
Composite with Selma march and Martin Luther King photos via Stanford University's King Web; Ferguson Police photo by Alex Wroblewski via the Sun Times; and Ferguson protesters image via NBC video screen grab.

Texas GOP Celebrates MLK By Crying Discrimination While Gutting The Voting Rights Act

Congratulations, TX Republicans for finding the most offensive way possible to celebrate MLK Day and the Voting Rights Act’s 50th anniversary.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
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Widow Of Murdered Civil Rights Activist Guts Republican Congress For Failing To Protect Voting Rights

The widow of a slain Freedom Summer worker has some words for the Republican Congress: Protect voting rights for every individual in the United States!

by Ryan Denson· · News
Pat Buchanan Blames Democrats For ‘Forcing’ Republicans To Be The Party Of Whitey

Pat Buchanan Blames Democrats For ‘Forcing’ Republicans To Be The Party Of Whitey

It’s true! The Republican Party would be racially inclusive if only the Democrats were less racist! Or something…

by Justin Rosario· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
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Harvard Students Take 1964 Literacy Test Black Voters Had To Pass Before Voting — They All Failed

What happened when a group of Harvard students took the 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test that was designed to keep black people from voting? They all failed.

The GOP couldn't be more transparent about their real concern -- and it isn't voter fraud. Their attempts at voter suppression add up to a naked power grab.

Democratic Push For Voting Reform In All 50 States Has GOP Frothing At The Mouth

The GOP couldn’t be more transparent about their real concern — and it isn’t voter fraud. Their attempts at voter suppression add up to a naked power grab.

by Deborah Montesano· · News
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TX GOP Admits They Redrew District Lines To Suppress Democratic Voters And Eliminate Democrats

Nearly 100% of Blacks and 71% of Latinos voted for Democrats in 2012 … is that why Texas Republicans are so afraid?

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News