Supreme Court is allowing Texas to use strict voter ID law in Nov. election

On Saturday, the Supreme Court gave Texas the approval to move forward with implementing a strict voter identification law in the upcoming midterm election. Adam Liptak for The New York Times wrote: “The law, enacted in 2...
by Adriana Maestas


Bob Goodlatte Appears Set to Do Nothing on Voting Rights Act, Immigration

The Goodlatte Agenda: Nothing.  Yesterday, CBC Chair Marcia Fudge challenged House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte to move the Voting Rights Act bill forward.  Just as with immigration reform, Goodlatte appears to be ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


National Popular Vote gains momentum with New York joining the interstate compact

On Tuesday, April 15, the state of New York joined the National Popular Vote interstate compact after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the National Popular Vote bill. The National Popular Vote would make it so that the voting publi...
by Adriana Maestas



#MoralMarch in Raleigh NC: BIggest Most Diverse March Since Selma?

Bigger Than Selma? Today in Raleigh, NC thousands of people will gather at Shaw University for a massive assembly Pope, Tillis and Berger on the doorstep of the State Capitol.  A fusion of organizations led by Rev. William Bar...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


Valerie Jarrett Meets with Black Caucus on Judicial Nominees

Yesterday, White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett met with five members of the Black Caucus on the issue of judicial nominees. Jarrett met with Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), G.K. Butte...
by Lauren Victoria Burke

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New voting rights bill introduced, civil rights groups suggest amendments

This week a new voting rights bill was introduced as an attempt to remedy the Supreme Court decision last year that gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Last year’s Supreme Court decision struck down a portion of the law...
by Adriana Maestas



Judge Strikes Down PA Voter ID Law

Today Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley’s struck down Pennsylvania’s voter ID law.  The law mandated that all voters in the state must present a voter ID to vote.  Many voting advocates called...
by Lauren Victoria Burke


Alabama to Require Photo ID to Vote

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and Secretary of State Beth Chapman are quickly taking action to require voter ID statewide in Alabama for the June 2014 primaries and the November general election. Their action takes pl...
by Lauren Victoria Burke