El Voto Hispano Documentary

Eva Longoria’s El Voto Hispano documentary closes in on Kickstarter funding deadline

Eva Longoria, who in the 2012 election cycle, emerged as one of the top Latino supporters of President Barack Obama is continuing her political work. This time she’s merging her film expertise with her interest in turning...
by Adriana Maestas

Voto Latino Power Summit 2014

Voto Latino celebrates 10 year anniversary with Power Summit in NYC

Voto Latino, a civic engagement organization that targets young Latinos, is celebrating its ten year anniversary. For the past two days in New York City, young Latinos have been attending the first of four Power Summits being h...
by Adriana Maestas


Rand Paul Defends “Voter ID” at Howard University

In a lukewarm manner, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) kind of embraced the Republican Party’s stance on voter ID laws at Howard University. Kind of. And on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, he also explained that he was concerned about th...
by Christopher Goins



SCOTUS on Voting Rights: Black Lawmakers Say Kennedy Tough on Both Sides

Black members of Congress who attended the oral arguments last week on the case of Shelby County vs. Holder say the court’s swing vote, Justice Anthony Kennedy, was equally tough on both sides. Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) who wa...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


“State of Voting Rights” Hearing Today, Wade Henderson’s Testimony

Wade Henderson, President of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, will testify this morning at the Senate Judiciary Committee on the state of voting rights after the 2012 election.  The following is Henderson&...
by Wade Henderson

AG Eric Holder testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

Attorney General Eric Holder Calls for Automatic Voter Registration

Attorney General Eric Holder said voter registration should be automatic in the U.S.  He called the current voting system in the U.S. “antiquated.” “It is important for national leaders, academic experts, and...
by Lauren Victoria Burke



After Long Season of Suppression, Supreme Court to Hear Case on Voting Right Act

By Hazel Trice Edney The U.S. Supreme Court agreed earlier this month to hear a challenge to the Voting Rights Act (VRA). The court will hear arguments relating to the federal Voting Rights Act’s requirement that states with...
by Hazel Trice Edney


Mitt Romney “Big Gifts” Comment Proves Jerks Can’t Win White House

During the campaign I gave Mitt Romney plenty of chances. When the Republicans in the primary and then Barack Obama tried to paint him as a snide, distant elitist I chalked it up to character attacks in the campaign. Even aft...
by Jason Johnson