Voting Rights

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A woman hands out "I voted" stickers to voters at the Rummel Creek Elementary polling place on November 6, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Loren Elliott/Getty Images)
"When I hear someone say he needs 'courageous' volunteers to be part of an 'army' that will keep an eye on voters in minority neighborhoods, I hear all the same old dog whistles with a slightly updated harmony."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
The cover of the new report from Public Citizen—titled "The Corporate Sponsors of Voter Suppression"—features a photoshopped version of an image of Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signing that state's voter suppression bill into law last month with a painting in the background overlaid with logos of major corporate donors who have lavished campaign contributions on the GOP in recent years.
"No matter how many PR statements Big Business puts out, its complicity with...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, a former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, both expressed support for Major League Baseball's decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta due to Georgia's new voter restriction law. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images)
"Businesses and organizations have great power in their voices and ability to...


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.