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Friday Talking Points -- Breaking News! Well... Not Really.

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans all patted themselves on the back this week for fixing their party's problems. No, really! It's been one year since their "autopsy" or "post-mortem" of the 2012 elections and the party's completely "fixed."

GM CEO Appointment Sobering Reminder of How Far We Still Have to Go

Shoham Geva | Posted 02.12.2014 | Women
Shoham Geva

On the surface, it's a fantastic thing. It's always a fantastic thing when one more positive first for any target identity is achieved. But as an 18-year-old female going to college today and expecting to head into the job market myself in the near future, it's also disappointing.

Time to Amend U.S. Constitution to Provide a Right to Vote

Frank Askin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Frank Askin

So, American citizen, you think you have a right to vote for your federal representatives? Think again. Justice Antonin Scalia just disabused you of that notion -- although in a backhanded sort of way.

Dust Off Those Poll Tax Laws, Dixie

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As history has shown, radical Republicans won't be content with stealing the vote from the black guy down the street or that Latina woman at church or the college student next door or the senior citizen who relinquished his driver's license. They're coming for your right, too.

Expand Holder's IRS Investigation to All Voter Intimidation as Civil Rights' Violations

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The right-wing is screaming at Eric Holder to investigate potential civil rights' violations by IRS officials. He should take them up on their entreaties, and raise the ante by investigating all the voter suppression and intimidation during the 2012 election.

Why We Still Need the Voting Rights Act

John A. Perez | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
John A. Perez

Americans need to push back strongly against anyone who would weaken the Voting Rights Act or who propose electoral policies that are at best simply divisive, and at worst direct attacks on the ability of people to participate in the process.

Maryland City Promotes the Vote With Innovative Changes

Rob Richie | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Rob Richie

This week, the Takoma Park city council passed a charter amendment by a 6-1 vote on first reading that, if approved when before the council again in the coming month, will be in the best tradition of cities and states leading the nation in advancing voting rights.

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.

Voting Rights: Americans Died for It, the Free World Admires It, the Supreme Court Should Preserve It

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

To uphold standing for a litigant whose record is so bad that it would be swept in under any law implies that those who would uphold Alabama in this case effectively oppose all voting rights for any Americans.

2013: Make-or-Break Year for Voting Rights

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Not one, but two critical voting rights cases will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this year. The Court's decisions will set the framework for election efforts for decades to come.

Civil Rights Crusading Rep: 'Why We Still Need The Voting Rights Act'

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

On "Bloody Sunday," nearly 50 years ago, Hosea Williams and I led 600 peaceful, nonviolent protesters attempting to march from Selma to Montgomery to ...

Strengthening the Right to Vote

David Orr | Posted 02.18.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

Prompted by the long waits President Obama criticized in his victory speech on November 6, the Senate is now the official arbiter of dozens of election reform proposals.

Army Lessons Learned and the Vote

Harold Ross | Posted 01.21.2013 | Black Voices
Harold Ross

My vote is not a Christmas gift, some toy or clothing item that I'm allowed to play with or wear from time to time. It is learned, informed and dedicated to the self-evident truth that fair and equal citizenship for American men and women is inherent in the American dream.

E-Day in New York

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

The right to vote is one of our nation's most important civil rights. Even in these difficult times, I know that New Yorkers will overcome barriers both old and new to have their voices heard.

Share Your Voice in Our Future by Voting Tuesday

Benny Napoleon | Posted 11.02.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

The future of our nation, Michigan and Wayne County rests with you and other voters. Do not give up your right to vote! I encourage you to become familiar with your ballot by reviewing it online and deeply considering each candidate and issue.

Regarding Frank Zappa

Gail Zappa | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Gail Zappa

This is gonna be about exercising your right to vote. And it is going to be about Frank Zappa -- maybe some stuff you didn't know about either subject but might, given the fast approaching Day of Destiny for our next four years, be of interest to you.

Disability Vote Could Decide Election

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, "Nearly one in five people in the U.S. have a disability." This includes people like my son, Roman Reed, paralyz...

Will You Make the Choice and Honor the Right to Vote?

Benny Napoleon | Posted 10.09.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

I encourage you to consider what voting means to you, your family, our community, our state and our nation. Don't give up your vote because you're disturbed by the rhetoric. Your voice needs to be heard in this election!

Right to Vote

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Mapping The War On The Right To Vote

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's a sin and a shame that in 2012 we are still fighting the same battles for voting rights that have been going on since the nation was founded and facing some of the same Jim Crow-era voter suppression tactics we hoped were dead and buried after the Civil Rights Movement.

Dan Froomkin

In Philadelphia, Voter ID Law Hits Blacks, Latinos Harder

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

A Pennsylvania law that would turn away voters who don't have a valid photo ID would disproportionately suppress voting in Philadelphia's minority nei...

Don't Take the Vote Away From Seniors

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Our generation, like those who came before us, fought and died for the right to vote. We must never let politicians take this away.

Seven Top Election Insights From 2011

Rob Richie | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

It's exciting to realize that what's been published represents only the tip of the iceberg of recent research and analysis that will go public in 2012. We have a lot to say -- and, given the troubled condition of American democracy, many reasons to say it.

Egypt's Elections: Owning the Revolution

Eunice Roque | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Eunice Roque

For Egyptians, Tunisians, and anyone who has ever experienced life under a dictatorship, the sight of people lining up to vote is cause for jubilation and the most reassuring sign that the revolution is working.

The American Spring

Ronald Ricker | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Ronald Ricker

Somewhere, sometime, accelerating rapidly recently, we Americans have lost it--the American Dream. We were the land of opportunity, the land of equa...