Alabama’s only Black member of Congress welcomes a fight over her voting rights bill

Alabama’s only Black member of Congress welcomes a fight over her voting rights bill

This post was originally published on this siteIn August, Rep. Terri Sewell stood at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in her hometown, Selma, Alabama, to tout H.R. 4, the John R.

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The Supreme Court may completely hollow out the Voting Rights Act by 2024

The Supreme Court may completely hollow out the Voting Rights Act by 2024

This post was originally published on this siteThe Supreme Court’s action late Monday in an Alabama redistricting case foreshadows a new threat to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and electoral opportunities for Blacks and other racial minorities nationwide.

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Schumer vows to keep fighting on voting rights after filibuster defeat

Schumer vows to keep fighting on voting rights after filibuster defeat

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed that Democrats would keep trying to find a path forward for voting rights legislation after they failed to pass a rules change to exempt election legislation from the legislative filibuster…

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Madison mayor pushes for voting rights legislation, calls out Wisconsin Republicans

Madison mayor pushes for voting rights legislation, calls out Wisconsin Republicans

This post was originally published on this site Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, criticized the “unreasonable and ridiculous” attacks on American democracy from Republicans in the state Legislature as she called for federal action on voting rights during a virtual event hosted by the Center for American Progress, a nonprofit, progressive...

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The Senate is set to debate voting rights. Here’s what the bills would do

The Senate is set to debate voting rights. Here’s what the bills would do

This post was originally published on this site The two measures the Senate will debate aim to prevent states from limiting access to the ballot and make it easier for people to vote. (Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

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‘History will be watching tomorrow’: King family demands Senate pass voting rights legislation

‘History will be watching tomorrow’: King family demands Senate pass voting rights legislation

This post was originally published on this siteThe family of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday demanded the Senate pass voting rights legislation and said lawmakers who truly honor the late civil rights leader’s legacy must stand on the right side of history.

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What’s at stake in the struggle over US voting laws

What’s at stake in the struggle over US voting laws

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are readying a high-stakes battle over elections, an issue both parties want to reform.

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Justice Department sues Texas over redistricting maps, claiming Voting Rights Act violations

Justice Department sues Texas over redistricting maps, claiming Voting Rights Act violations

Justice Department sues Texas over redistricting maps, claiming Voting Rights Act violations

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Justice Dept. Files Voting Rights Suit Against Texas Over New Map

Justice Dept. Files Voting Rights Suit Against Texas Over New Map

This post was originally published on this siteThe department said the state’s redistricting plan would violate the Voting Rights Act by discriminating against minority voters.

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Big corporations that claim to support voting rights are still funding right-wing state AGs

Big corporations that claim to support voting rights are still funding right-wing state AGs

This post was originally published on this site Major corporations that have publicly touted their support for voting rights amid the nationwide Republican crackdown on ballot access are still funding many Republican state attorneys general who are working to scuttle federal voting rights legislation. Leaders of companies like General Motors,...

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