Stories tagged: "Voting Rights Act"


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Today Is the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Here’s What You Can Do.

If you’re looking to help increase voter turnout as the general election draws closer, here are a few groups to check out.

Obama Calls for Expansion of Voting Rights During Stirring Eulogy for John Lewis
Obama Calls for Expansion of Voting Rights During Stirring Eulogy for John Lewis

While honoring Congressman John Lewis, Obama rebuked the GOP and issued an urgent call to action on voting rights.

When some Georgia voters endured a pandemic, pouring rain and massive waits earlier this month to cast their ballot, President Donald Trump and other Republicans blamed local Democrats for presiding over chaos. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Coronavirus Shows the Real and Urgent Need for a Fully Restored Voting Rights Act

The chaos surrounding voting in a pandemic is a manifestation of a landmark Supreme Court case that gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act.

Only one Republican voted to restore the Voting Rights Act

Once noncontroversial, the landmark law has become partisan in the Trump era.