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NAACP Has 'Serious Concerns' With New Voting Rights Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The NAACP on Thursday expressed appreciation for lawmakers' effort to update voting rights laws, but raised "serious concerns" with provisions of the ...

Their Voices Call Out to Us

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

We must move from reflection to action on solutions that truly work. On the one-year anniversary, the voices of the victims of gun violence call out to us. Will we listen?

Wisconsin's Anti-Voting Law Heads to Federal Court

Penda D. Hair | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Wisconsin's restrictive voter ID law places burdens disproportionately on the state's voters of color, such as the time and financial costs of getting the underlying documents needed to obtain ID, and traveling to limited DMV offices. That's a far cry from equal access to the polls.

We Can Fix That

Penda D. Hair | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Protecting our democracy starts with protecting the fundamental right to vote. The U.S. is one of only eleven of the 119 democratic countries in the world that do not explicitly provide the right to vote in their Constitutions.

Ryan J. Reilly

Voting Rights Ad Campaign Backs Constitutional Right To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

The Advancement Project is beginning a new push for a constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to vote. As part of the campaign, the group i...

Right and Wrong Answers on School Safety

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the loud voice of the National Rifle Association (NRA), scholars, experts on school safety, and teachers overwhelmingly disagree with turning schools into armed camps rather than places of nonviolent positive learning.

It's Time for Common Sense School Discipline

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

Rather than giving all of our kids an opportunity to succeed, expelling and criminalizing young people pulls the rug out from underneath them at childhood, steering them away from college or career, and redirecting them on the path of dropping out and prison.

In This Election, Democracy Was on the Ballot

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Regardless of which candidate they went with, in this election Americans cast an unequivocal vote for democracy. We must honor that mandate by shielding this fundamental right through new laws that ensure that our election process will be free, fair and accessible to all.

They Stood Up: Unsung Heroes Behind the Voting Rights Headlines

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Voter protection advocates around the country have spent the past two years working to uphold the right to vote in this country. These victories would not have been possible without the courage of everyday Americans who stood up for their right to participate in democracy.

Star Jones, will.i.am and Other Celebs Unite to Get Out the Vote

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 12.29.2012 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

In the weeks before Election Day, voters are again being targeted with intimidation tactics and deceptive practices to confuse or scare them out of casting a ballot. In Ohio and Wisconsin, for example, billboards popped up in primarily African-American neighborhoods with messages such as "Voter Fraud is a Felony! Up to 3½ YRS and a $10,000 Fine," designed to alarm and confuse residents.