Voting Rights

Julia Conley, staff writer
" This outcome is one secured by The People—speaking up, resisting, and remaining steadfast in our opposition."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Republican attorney Thomas Farr speaking on Sept. 20,2017 before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Screengrab: C-Span)
Thomas Farr, who worked for segregationist Sen. Jesse Helms, would be a threat...
Common Dreams staff
"We have had systematic disenfranchisement of voters. We have seen gross...


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.