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1965 Voting Rights Act

The Importance of Protecting Our Right to Vote: Reflecting on the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

For nearly half a century the Voting Rights Act has stood as a central pillar in the protection of fair voting practices. Our nation now faces the greatest threat to voting rights since Reconstruction.

Young People Changing History: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in the United States

Christy Macy | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices
Christy Macy

In 1964, Mississippi was a place of terror, where local white citizens carried out brutal retaliation against blacks who believed they had the right to be first-class citizens. More than 1,000 people were arrested that summer.

We the People... No More?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Darryl Woodard

Corporations are made up of people, but given their juggernaut of financial power which also gives corporations the ability to live long and prosper to borrow a phrase from Star Trek, does that make corporations people too?

Voters Frisked, Forced To Wait At Detroit Polling Location

Posted 08.07.2012 | Detroit

Some Detroiters waited hours this morning to vote -- or left before being able to cast a ballot -- when a polling location failed to open at 7 a.m. ...

Killing Democracy One Vote at a Time

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Voter ID restrictions work for the rich. They've got birth certificates and photo driver's licenses and passports. Or they can send a servant or secretary to apply for the documents. And the more rabble removed from the polls, the more weighty the votes of the wealthy.