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.
As Black women born and raised in the South, we know all too well the painful history of voting discrimination in this nation. We grew up listening to the stories of literacy tests, poll taxes, and other barriers to the ballot box.
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.
On Tuesday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced the Freedom To Vote Act, a compromise voting rights bill which has been in the works since For the People Act, S.1, was blocked by a Republican filibuster in June.
During a press conference on Tuesday morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed Senate Bill 1 into law.
On Thursday, California Democrats moved one step closer to overhauling their state’s vote-by-mail procedures.
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.
Republicans in the Texas House of Representatives and the state Senate voted for the final time to pass Senate Bill 1, the omnibus voter suppression bill that has been the focus of national attention all summer.
In a Friday vote that fell mostly along party lines, Texas Republicans advanced their voter suppression bill, Senate Bill 1, through the Texas House of Representatives.
We’re looking back at the March on Washington, how federal legislation to protect voting rights has progressed since then and how to fight back as Republicans continue their attacks on voting decades later.