Keep your eyes on the prize, Oh Lord!! #RighttoVote #Uncounted Journalists like April Ryan and Errin Haines are using their bylines to uplift faces and voices of voter suppression in the void of congressional action on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The fight to vote is continuous, This article discusses the importance of involvement and federal legislation. Specifically, it discusses why Congress should pass the Freedom to Vote Act.
“While SB 1 makes some changes that could expand access, namely increasing early voting hours in smaller, mostly Republican counties, the new law otherwise restricts how and when voters cast ballots. It specifically targets voting initiatives used by diverse, Democratic Harris County, the state’s most populous, by banning overnight early voting hours and drive-thru voting — both of which proved popular among voters of color last year.” Source: Texas voting bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott | The Texas Tribune
Changing demographics and partisanship are in a battle for democracy. What can we learn from Texas?
North Carolina voters will receive mail-in ballots tomorrow, 9/4. Voters in the crucial battleground states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina will begin early voting (EV) in two weeks. This article was published in July 2020 and has good information on when early voting and mail-in voting starts this election cycle. #Vote
Did this interview a month or go. We have work to do. @adv_project
Well now, here’s an idea. Let’s make the main thing, the main thing.
LaTosha Brown, a Selma native who co-founded Black Voters Matter, issued a statement saying that it is time to reimagine American democracy.
In primary elections that have taken place in Kentucky and in Georgia there has already been scenarios of voter suppression. Since Shelby v. Hunter took away many of the protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voter suppression has been at an all time high. Read more here about how November elections may lead to one of the worst cases of voter suppression yet.
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.