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How The NAACP Is Fighting Local Voter Suppression In North Carolina

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

Fifty years after "Bloody Sunday," the fight for voting rights continues in North Carolina. After the 2013 Supreme Court decision to strike down S...

Comparing Selma To Ferguson: 'Mike Brown Is Our Jimmie Lee Jackson'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices

In 1965, Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot while taking refuge from violent state troopers in a restaurant in Selma, Alabama. His death ignited a 50-mile ma...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Gives A Push To Restoring Voting Rights Act: 'The Right To Vote Is Sacred'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed Congress Tuesday night to restore a key portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, even though Republicans sig...

Jennifer Bendery

Wife Of Slain Civil Rights Activist Rips Congress For Failing To Fix Voting Rights Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was 1964 when the Ku Klux Klan killed Rita Bender's husband, Michael Schwerner, for helping to register black voters in Mississippi -...

Voter ID Proponents Muddy the Waters With Misleading Georgia and North Carolina Turnout Numbers

Rob Richie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

This week, Civitas' election policy analyst Susan Myrick claimed that the effects of restrictive voting laws on racial minorities are overblown. Unfortunately Myrick used a misleading statistic in her blog post and ignored many others that contradict her argument.

Asian Voices: Progressives, Are You Listening?

Jarryd Willis | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

Asian-Americans appear to be the only large (and growing) voting group whose interests align with the Democratic Party and yet they are rarely afforded the same share of the 'debate spotlight' as social issues relevant to women, LGBT, Black, Hispanic, religious minority, middle-income and low-income voters.

On the 48th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Congress Must Act Quickly to Protect Democracy

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

The stakes are high: Until Congress repairs the Voting Rights Act, voters will likely face a variety of voting suppression attacks within their state, local and county jurisdictions as new election laws are passed.

Justice Is Justice

Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt | Posted 08.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt

One of us, a straight African American woman, is a parish minister in New York City. The other is a lesbian white woman who ministers from Minneapolis. Both of us are allies in the larger struggle for justice in a profoundly unjust world. Today, we find ourselves needing to speak with one voice.

What Republican Electoral Strategy Tells Us About the Voting Rights Act

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

On Tuesday morning, June 24, the Supreme Court announced its decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which designated cert...

WATCH: Civil Rights Lawyer: SCOTUS Ruling Marks Rise Of 'Neo-Confederacy'

Posted 06.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Many say today's Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act put this country back 100 years. Jacob Soboroff discusses with Elisabeth Macnamara, t...

Ryan J. Reilly

The Last Voting Rights Act Bailout Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday afternoon, the Department of Justice announced it had reached an agreement with Hanover County, Va., that meant changes to the...

7 Voting Measures That Apparently Didn't Need Extra Scrutiny

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

In a 5-4 decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, effectively releasing certain states, counties and tow...

Texas Voter ID Law Takes Effect After Voting Rights Act Ruling

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas will "immediately" implement a voter ID law that a panel of federal judges ruled last year would impose “strict, unforgiving bur...

Study Finds South Is More Racist Than The North

Mother Jones | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

"Is it the government's submission that the citizens of the South are more racist than the citizens of the North?" John Roberts, the Chief Justice of ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Key Provision Of Voting Rights Act Struck Down By Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act on Tuesday, the provision of the landmark civil rights law that designates which part...