As More Oppressive Voting Rules Emerge, Black Women Journalists Lead The Headlines

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.

Source: As More Oppressive Voting Rules Emerge, Black Women Journalists Lead The Headlines

Texas voting bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott | The Texas Tribune

“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  

Early Voting and Mail-In Ballots in 2020

 

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

Source: Who Will Win 2020 Election? First Votes Cast in Six Weeks – Bloomberg

November 2020 elections may lead to “the perfect storm” for voter suppression.

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.

Today, the House is set to vote on $3 trillion aid package and historic rules changing remote voting.

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.00Y7NpBeWxP0wCIPjvCl8wg-1.fit_scale.size_2698x1517.v1569491169