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screenshot from YouTube video of Capitol Hill Briefing: Bipartisan Panel on Restoring Voting Rights
July 25, 2014 | Blog

Millions of Americans have lost the right to vote and their political voice, because of a criminal conviction in their past. Bipartisan momentum is forming on Capitol Hill to change that. Continue reading

John Oliver on America's broken prisons
July 21, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., addresses supporters and volunteers at his runoff election victory party Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, Miss
July 12, 2014 | Blog

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, advocates continue to push a bill to restore a key Voting Rights Act protection. Their latest target is Thad Cochran. Continue reading

Gerrick Brenner of Progress NC was joined by Save Early Voting supporters on the steps of the Craven County Administration Building, New Bern, N.C., Tuesday, April 9, 2013 while addressing the media. (AP Photo/Sun Journal, Chuck Beckley)
July 10, 2014 | Blog

The state’s recent election-law overhaul stripped away more than a decade’s worth of reforms that had dramatically increased ballot access for African-Americans. Continue reading

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., addresses supporters and volunteers at his runoff election victory party Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, Miss
June 26, 2014 | Perspectives

Since Barack Obama’s election, GOP-controlled states have embarked on the most significant effort to restrict access to the ballot since Reconstruction. Continue reading

People gather at the state capitol building in Columbus, Ohio following a 2004 march sponsored by the Ohio Voter Protection Coalition. October 2004. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
May 23, 2014 | Blog

A bill to restore many of the VRA’s key protections remains stalled in Congress. The House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte is yet to hold a hearing on the measure. Continue reading

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, a drilling rig is set up near a barn in Springville, Pa., to tap gas from the giant Marcellus Shale gas field. In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups announced Wednesday, March 20, 2013 that they have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Updated May 31, 2014 | News & Notes

An unprecedented bill seeks to slap a felony charge on anyone who discloses information about fracking chemicals. Continue reading

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May 5, 2014 | News & Notes

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Walter Jones
April 18, 2014 | Money & Politics

A former Bush administration aide named Taylor Griffin, who has strong ties with Wall Street, is the party favorite to finally unseat populist Congressman Walter Jones. Continue reading

Johnny Collins, of Kernersville, N.C., holds a large photo of a Duke Energy coal plant during a protest near Duke Energy's headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 over Duke Energy's coal plants. Duke Energy estimates that up to 82,000 tons of ash has been released from a break in a 48-inch storm water pipe at the Dan River Power Plant on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 17, 2014 | Blog

The Dan River coal ash spill is a case study in what happens when a regulator gets too friendly with the industry it regulates. Continue reading

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 5, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Thousands of people march through through downtown Raleigh, N.C. in what organizers describe as a "Mass Moral March" near the State Capitol building Saturday Feb. 8, 2014. Nearly 200 organizations are joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the "Moral March on Raleigh," a new name for the "Historic Thousands on Jones Street," as it was originally called. Jones Street referred to the street where the Legislative Building stands and the usual terminus of the march. Advocates are angry about bills Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law, including the refusal to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law; a reduction in unemployment benefits; an elections-overhaul law that requires photo identification to vote in person; the elimination of the earned income tax credit; and taxpayer-funded grants for low-income children to attend private K-12 schools. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)
March 3, 2014 | Activism

Carolina Jews for Justice is mobilizing the Jewish minority across the state to join the Moral Mondays campaign to challenge the Republican takeover of the legislature. Continue reading

Holiday Clinkscale II waves an American flag as he joins thousands of people of protesters in downtown downtown Raleigh, N.C., Saturday Feb. 8, 2014. Nearly 200 organizations are joining the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the "Moral March on Raleigh," a new name for the "Historic Thousands on Jones Street," as it was originally called. Jones Street referred to the street where the Legislative Building stands and the usual terminus of the march. Advocates are angry about bills Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law, including the refusal to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law; a reduction in unemployment benefits; an elections-overhaul law that requires photo identification to vote in person; the elimination of the earned income tax credit; and taxpayer-funded grants for low-income children to attend private K-12 schools. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)
February 11, 2014 | Activism

80,000 marched in North Carolina to push back against the conservative agenda, the largest protest in the South since Selma in 1965. Continue reading

The stage at the inaugural 2014 Moral Mondays protest in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo by Ari Berman.
February 10, 2014 | Activism

Activists hold the largest civil rights rally in the South since the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. Continue reading

Moral March on Raleigh
February 10, 2014 | Blog

Estimates say somewhere between 80 and 100,000 people turned out for the Moral March on Raleigh. Continue reading

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