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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing on Texas’s voter suppression legislation on Thursday in an effort to shine a spotlight on the state that Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) called “Ground Zero” for voting rights.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, the District Attorney for Kansas’ Douglas County, Suzanne Valdez announced that her office would not prosecute violations of new voter suppression laws that the Republican Legislature passed in May.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Chris Sununu (R) signed a bill into law this month that would require voters who do not have an ID to have their photo taken when registering to vote on Election Day. House Bill 523 passed the Republican-controlled New Hampshire Legislature in April, one of many voter suppression bills that Republicans have been working to advance in the Granite State.
The GOP in Texas can feel a diminishing grip on power, and in its thirst for control, has sold its soul to discrimination replacing constitutional protectionism with a rollback of voting rights for the disenfranchised.
The fight for voting rights requires us to use all the tools available to protect our democracy. From the courts, to Congress, to direct action, we can make a difference and protect our elections.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democrats in Maine have enacted a new law that will allow residents to register to vote online for the first time in 2023. The change was proposed by Democrats in the state legislature, where they hold a majority, and signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills (D) last week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new provision added to the state budget by Republican lawmakers bans Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose (R) from conducting a series of voter education efforts that successfully recruited new voters last year
Limiting access to the ballot box weakens our electoral system. But, there’s another side effect of voter suppression laws: Limiting ballot access can have severe economic consequences for a state.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed new election reforms into law that will revise key steps of the voting process in New York. The state has rolled out a series of new election laws over the past few years in an effort to expand ballot access and make the process more democratic.