Voting Rights

Eoin Higgins, staff writer
The logo for the ACLU's "Rights for All" Campaign.
"We don't want the default positions that are in the party platform. We're trying to advance civil liberties here."
Julia Conley, staff writer
"The idea of democracy is simple and obvious even to young kids on a playground...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2013 CPAC conference.
"With this act's fate now in their hands, Senate Republicans must prove they're...


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.