- March 31, 2016Authors Ari Berman and Michael Waldman talk about the unequal history of voting in America, new voting rules and their concerns about what may happen later this year.
- December 8, 2015
Slavery is our nation’s original sin; the treatment of people of color a blot on the history of a country “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." Those who might have thought that the election of Barack Obama was somehow proof of a “post-racial America" are confronted with the near-daily reality of police killings, the denial of voting and other civil rights, and near crushing economic inequality. Here, ...
- December 8, 2015
America has the highest incarceration rate of any nation, with almost 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Statistically, nearly one in 100 Americans is doing time, and, according to the prison reform group, The Sentencing Project, “More than 60% of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. For Black males in their thirties, 1 in every 10 is in prison or jail on any given day. These trends have been intensified by ...
- November 25, 2015Ex-felons who have served their time in the state will regain their right to participate in elections without having to wait for governor approval.
- November 5, 2015Every Tuesday members of Congress will spotlight stories of modern-day barriers to voting and rally on social media with the hashtag #RestoreTheVOTE & #RestorationTuesday.
- September 28, 2015The senator spoke at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate last night about what Martin Luther King, Jr. called "the inseparable twin of racial injustice" -- economic injustice.
- August 18, 2015The civil rights leader helped pass the Voting Rights Act and fought for voting rights over five decades.
- August 4, 2015Our democracy is threatened when voting becomes a wedge issue between the parties.
- July 31, 2015 | Updated December 12, 2015A botched voter purge prevented thousands from voting — and empowered a new generation of voting-rights critics.