right to vote
Media icon Oprah Winfrey rallied in Marietta, Georgia, to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
Maurice had lost his voting rights when he was incarcerated. Once he had served his time and returned to our community from prison, he fought passionately to have his rights restored. For Maurice, regaining freedom and regaining the right to vote went hand-in-hand.
The time for silence and patience is long gone. Congressmen Lewis and his colleagues have vowed to keep going with their fight as soon as the House returns from its July 4th recess. We must stand with them as they continue to get into "good trouble."
Check into candidates' backgrounds. Learn how they voted and what they have done in their own lives--not just what they say in media sound-bites written for them by professionals. Learn what they stand for before you trust them with your precious vote.
As many Americans have learned this hard-fought election cycle, U.S. territories actually do participate in presidential primaries despite not having a vote in November.
The Supreme Court has left a major hole in the Voting Rights Act, but attorneys and law students are hoping to fill it.
Last summer my son turned 18 years old. I enthusiastically said to him, "Wonderful, you can vote for our next president." He answered, rather gloomily, "I feel it is pointless, they all make promises they never fulfill. How can I choose a candidate?"
The biggest voting rights case of the year may depend on a few sentences that never saw the light of day -- until now.
On Veterans Day in 2015, it is a national embarrassment that more than 150,000 veterans living in U.S. territories will be denied the right to vote for their Commander-in-Chief next November.
Ninety-five years ago, after tireless work by generations of advocates, the 19th Amendment, finally, became the law of the land guaranteeing the right to vote for women. One hundred years ago, the success of the 19th Amendment did not seem so inevitable.