Voting Rights

Jon Queally, staff writer
Prompted by a student journalist to address the consistent low turnout in U.S. elections, President Obama this week endorsed the idea of a national voting holiday, an idea most prominently put forth at the federal level by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. As first reported nationally by Slate , the president was speaking with...
Nika Knight, staff writer
North Carolina's sweeping and controversial election reform law , HB 589, was...
Democracy Now!
Voters head to the polls today in New York for both the Democratic and...

Further

Even as Antonin Scalia led his right-wing cohorts in trying to gut the Voting Rights Act, labeling it a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” Obama and Congressional leaders unveiled a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks across town. The law was challenged by Alabama officials who argued "the problem to which the Voting Rights Act was addressed is solved.” Uh, right.