North Carolina’s experience over the last decade demonstrates exactly what the costs of gerrymandering are. It deprives citizens of their voice in our democracy and dilutes the power of distinct communities to advocate for their interests.
Too many in the media failed to recognize that Arizona Republicans created a partisan spectacle because Republicans wanted it to be a partisan spectacle. The base of the Republican Party believes the lies underpinning the Arizona effort.
This is a dangerous time in our country’s history. There is simply no historical analog in American politics to the current war the Republican Party is waging on election results and the transfer of power.
In today’s piece, we walk through what the Freedom to Vote Act would do to expand access to voting and protect our elections, how it compares to the For the People Act and what its prospects for passage in the Senate are.
If the bill is enacted, more citizens will be able to have their votes counted. And, those of us fighting suppression laws in court will have the tools necessary to achieve fast, consistent victories.
There is no place in the Republican Party for supporters of voting rights.When the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act came before the U.S. House this August for a vote, not a single Republican supported the bill. Not one.
As summer went by, Republicans devoted their energy to passing restrictive voting laws. States began the decennial redistricting process, and courts handed down significant decisions that reshaped access to the ballot box.
In today’s Explainer, we’re reflecting on Congressman John Lewis powerful legacy and breaking down the landmark voting rights bill he championed—the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, H.R. 4.
Voting as a student can be challenging. Whether you’re voting at home, from school or while abroad, support is available from your local election officials to ensure that your voice is heard.
Not all bad laws come in big packages labeled voter suppression. Not all disenfranchisement tactics make the nightly news. Yet, regardless of the size of the law, the tragic result for democracy is the same.
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