New and more restrictive laws are in place in some Super Tuesday states. http://ow.ly/YWuKn
Maryland legislature restores the right to vote to more than 40,000 citizens. #VotingRights
A Voting-Rights Debate Uses High-Minded Rhetoric to Mask Bare-Knuckled Politics http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/05/one-person-one-vote/394502/
USSC will hear two BIG voting rights cases today that an change EVERYTHING!! http://ow.ly/VChZZ
After months of unrest, student protests, and a presidential resignation, The University of Missouri has appointed Michael Middleton as the interim president of the university. Middleton is no stranger to the university or the fight for Civil Rights. In 1968, Middleton became the third black student to graduate from the University’s law school. Shortly after graduation. Middleton started his legal career in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. His professional and personal experiences may be just what the University needs.
House Democrats are campaigning for changes to the Voting Rights Act to ensure that every eligible American has access to a ballot. These changes would re-implement a “pre-clearance” protocol for elections in states that have over 15 voting rights violations. To date, no Republicans have signed on to the bill but House Democrats are campaigning for Republicans to hold a hearing or vote on the bill. Without these changes or others like it, many Americans could be shutout from the ballot.
A HUD audit revealed that roughly 297 families are living in HUD housing but making more than the federal income limits. Congressman David Jolly threatened to cut $104 million from HUD’s budget if the agency did not fix the “problem.”