Many people are starting to raise questions now that 2020 elections will primarily be conducted through the mail. Read more here about how some believe that self driving cars can be a resolution to some of these problems.
The election failure that took place in Wisconsin is now being recognized as the “biggest election failure since the Voting Rights Act was enacted”. Thousands of individuals were denied the right to vote as a result of the way Wisconsin elections were handled. Read more about the current litigation here.
This resolution being voted on today is considering additional aid to the american public as well as new options for remote voting. This bill would allow individuals to utilize technology to one day cast their votes from home. For example, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, suggested members could utilize technology similar to FaceTime to call to cast their votes. Read more about this historic legislation here.
The legal fight over how to protect the right to vote is constantly growing during Covid-19. Currently reading this piece on absentee voting throughout the country.
On this special day that we honor mothers across America, we should also take a minute to honor some of the women who served as mothers and “unsung heroes” of the civil rights movement. Read about these amazing women here..
The death of Ahmaud Arbery is yet another black mother’s son who was killed for the crime of jogging while black. The delay to charge the killers until now demonstrates why it is important to elect people who will represent justice and equality.
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On May 6, 1960 the Civil Rights Act of 1960 was signed into law. The Act was intended to strengthen voting rights across the country. It specifically included provisions calling for the federal government to inspect local voter registration rolls and authorized court-appointed referees to help African Americans register and vote. This act also provided criminal penalties for any and all parties attempting to prevent people from voting. See the the original Act virtually here.