- January 26, 2016Can Rosanell Eaton succeed in getting the new voter-ID law blocked before the 2016 election?
- December 7, 2015
The fight over who gets to vote in the United States goes back to the founders and continues to this day. The battle for women’s suffrage was hard-fought but even more so was the long, often violent struggle to win the right to vote for African Americans. The passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 resulted in millions of citizens receiving the franchise for the first time, but since then there have been constant ...
- 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.
- August 18, 2015The civil rights leader helped pass the Voting Rights Act and fought for voting rights over five decades.
- July 31, 2015 | Updated December 12, 2015A botched voter purge prevented thousands from voting — and empowered a new generation of voting-rights critics.
- May 4, 2015In Maryland, a bill awaits the signature of Gov. Larry Hogan that would restore voting rights to nearly 40,000 ex-felons, and would be particularly beneficial to African Americans.
- March 25, 2015Viola Liuzzo was the only white woman killed in the US civil rights movement. Behind her death, the KKK and a shadowy FBI informant.