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.
In a nation founded on the promise of representative democracy, voting is one of the most sacred and fundamental rights we have — so much so that the right to vote is effectively synonymous with citizenship itself.
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.
It’s easy to blame Trump for everything. But, thankfully, he is not that smart and can’t stay on point. Still, we came way too close in the illegal insurrection and attempted coup on January 6.
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.
As we mark the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington, a protest march where some 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., it’s more critical than ever that we stay vigilant.
One after another, judges that would not have been seated had Chairman Grassley honored the blue slip, (and his word), have cast deciding votes that have resulted in repugnant outcomes.
In the study, “All-Mail Voting in Colorado Increases Turnout and Reduces Turnout Inequality,” researchers from three universities looked at the voter file data from Colorado before and after the state enacted all-mail voting.
Despite women voters remaining more engaged in elections than their male counterparts, there’s still a major disparity that Americans are fighting to rectify: Our elected officials are still majority male.