In many ways, we don't yet know the full damage of the water crisis. The effects of lead poisoning are irreversible. Parents are living with misinformation, unanswered questions and fear of the long-term effects on their children, many of which can't yet be seen.
It's time for Congress to get serious about protecting the voting rights of all Americans. Dr. King wouldn't expect any less from us.
Celebrations of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often center on the universalist rhetoric of his "I Have a Dream" speech, but Dr. King did far more than sound the call for freedom and justice. He took specific and often-controversial actions designed to make those goals a reality.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of Vernon Dahmer being killed by the Ku Klux Klan. On January 9, 1966, Vernon Dahmer announced on the radio that he would pay the poll tax for anyone who could not afford to register to vote.
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 40 of the nation's leading Latino advocacy organizations, shared its priorities for the president's final State of the Union. Here's the top nine list of things what we want to hear the president addres
Voting for President of the United States Come this November, many of us Americans will journey to our specified polling place to cast a vote for t...
There are the 75 million kids under 18 who cannot vote, but who will live for the rest of this century in a world largely determined by decisions made now. And most of these decisions have to do with science. Nothing will change the future as much -- and the the public knows it.
Arizona stands unique in that it's rise to the partisan battleground is not based on outside investment or competitive federal elections but rather owes its success to the grassroots movement that has successfully resisted local anti-immigrant laws.
It's simple: when more people vote, our democracy is more representative and reflective of who we are as a nation. It takes all of that to make that happen.
As we mark the 60th anniversary of the boycott that launched the Civil Rights Movement in the 20th century, we would do well to remember the millions of American citizens who are struggling to earn their keep and keep their faith in a nation they do not believe has kept faith with them.
Hey, the Brennan Center for Justice has their boots on the ground and are working hard to ensure that everyone who's eligible has got the means to vot...
Our nation has a vital stake in the well-being of its children. But all these efforts to subvert the democratic process continue and we must fight to stop them in every form.
While it may feel like it has been going on forever, the 2016 election is one year from now. The presidency is at stake, of course. Control of the Senate, of state legislatures, and even (theoretically) of the House of Representatives is up in the air. But in basic ways, the very integrity of our electoral system is on the ballot, too, next year. Alarmingly, we don't even know the basic rules that will be in place -- and there is more in flux than in any recent presidential year. Republican-controlled states have passed dozens of new laws since 2011 to make it harder for many Americans -- especially the poor, minorities, students and the elderly -- to cast a ballot. Those who care about democracy have a lot to do to make sure that the election of 2016 is free, fair, and reflects the will of the people.
On Veterans Day in 2015, it is a national embarrassment that more than 150,000 veterans living in U.S. territories will be denied the right to vote for their Commander-in-Chief next November.
Overall, these "missing voters" amount to half, and in some cases more than half, of the total votes cast for president in these states. This should ring huge alarm bells for those who care about our society's health and future. Fortunately, there is a solution.
On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the Democracy Act -- preventing New Jersey from becoming the third state, after Oregon and California, to adopt automatic voter registration in 2015.