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Black Voices
Change does not happen by making the decision not to vote. To be sure, social progress occurs outside of the voting booth, but failing to vote has never, ever itself been a vehicle for such social progress.
Politics
This year, we will hold the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. Not coincidentally, 17 states will have new restrictions on voting in effect that were not in place during the last presidential election.
Latino Voices
It's time for Congress to get serious about protecting the voting rights of all Americans. Dr. King wouldn't expect any less from us.
Politics
The first phase in Alabama was passing a strict voter ID law. The second phase was to close down more than 90 percent of DMV offices. The third phase may involve restricting voting to just four spots, unless the trend is reversed. And your state may be the next one to emulate Alabama.
Politics
As we commemorate this singular achievement of the Civil Rights Movement and think about the inspiring stories of the people who worked to pass this legislation, the Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) sought to revisit the numbers behind the VRA's most innovative and transformative provision.
Education
The scarring of war and poverty and racism that Malcolm X spoke of continues. It's time that students learn about the long history of activism that has challenged these deadly triplets.
Politics
The Confederate Battle flag -- an emblem of hate, bigotry and racism -- was lowered in South Carolina earlier this month. While taking down this banner of oppression is a good step, it's really nothing more than a symbolic gesture.
Politics
The flag goes down and the bars go up. There's a nice synchronicity to it. Of course it was nothing more than a coincidence. The efforts to raise the bar have been going on at least as long as the efforts to lower the Confederate flag.
Politics
Virginia's photo identification law is also the subject of a suit, as is its policy about restoring voting rights for nonviolent
Politics
WASHINGTON -- A number of state legislatures are adjourning, and supporters of expanded access to the ballot box may be sighing
Politics
Since the court ruling, states that previously required pre-clearance from the federal government -- Mississippi and Texas
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WASHINGTON -- It's been almost 50 years since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, and Congress is ready
Politics
If playing politics with the franchise is an unfortunate part of our past, it should be abhorrent to our modern democracy. At the start of a new presidential cycle, one without an incumbent, it is time to call a truce on voting.
Politics
Last cycle's voter turnout, about 36 percent, was estimated to be the lowest since 1940, but changes that could make voting
Politics
"We may go at it in campaign season, but surely we can agree that the right to vote is sacred; that it's being denied to
Politics
The Supreme Court's ruling "guts one of the most important and effective provisions ever enacted to combat voter discrimination
Politics
"We think this is an issue of national importance that should be resolved before the 2016 election cycle, so we do think
Politics
Aides to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said they didn't know where
Politics
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of a lower court's ruling expanding early voting days and