It does seem a bit ridiculous, doesn't it? That we still have to fight for voting rights, fight against laws that seek to suppress the vote, laws that will have a disproportionate impact on those Americans who -- had they been of voting age before 1965 -- would likely have been barred because of their race?
This is not just about electing black and Latino leaders to local, state and national office, but also holding those leaders accountable -- setting an agenda and building the type of power to ensure policies and laws reflect our values and needs.
As the U.S. Supreme Court rightfully makes way for same-sex marriage across the country, it simultaneously regresses policy on another civil liberty, voting rights.
You know what might help in this crisis-to-end-all-crises? Having a Surgeon General in office. President Obama nominated someone for the job last November, but his confirmation has been blocked ever since.
The real threat to democratic integrity is politicians manipulating voting rules to choose the population that will choose them, rather than standing accountable to all their constituents.
There is simply no good reason to reduce voting access -- and individuals who seek to enact laws that do so should be called upon to justify their actions.
All along, Wisconsin has been fighting to make the exercise of the right to vote a bureaucratic hell when alternative identification processes have proven viable in other states with little to no downside for our most fundamental right, electoral integrity, and the state's scarce financial resources.
People think that because we have a black president race is no longer an issue. That people are no longer suppressed and that all is well with the world. This creates a type of complacency, a type of message that extra efforts don't need to be made to level the playing field and I've had enough.
To remain relevant, Republicans must reach people in America now, not the people who lived here in the past. The current brand of conservatism may have worked for people historically (or not), but that was then, we need to progress to now.
The head of the Secret Service abruptly resigned, after she got grilled by Congress over several disconcerting lapses which happened on her watch. She fell on her sword immediately, to her credit, rather than drawing the story out day after day.
Three percentage points. That's how close the race for North Carolina's Senate seat is, according to recent polling. A key electorate that is small but highly issue-driven, and one that both Tillis and Hagan would do well to court, are North Carolina's Latino voters.
As long as the state is not required to justify its ID laws with facts and introduce evidence that its last-minute procedural changes actually cure constitutional and Voting Rights Act violations, they will always win. Always.
This year's midterm elections offer an unprecedented opportunity for Ohio voters to make history by launching the first Democratic African American woman into the state's Executive Branch.
There is way too much money in politics trying to drown out the voices of everyday Americans. The only way to push back against all that money is to vote! But come Election Day, that won't be possible unless you're registered.
If democracy is to endure, it's time for the non-elites to recognize that class warfare is being waged against them and rigorously fight back. It isn't just their material well-being that's at stake, it is also their freedom and our democracy.
Does the form seem long? It is really not that bad. Trouble getting to the polls? You can elect absentee.