Voting Rights Act
The Georgia State Conference NAACP is launching a campaign to restore sections of the Voting Rights Act that have been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Civil rights leader Joseph Lowery is scheduled to speak in Atlanta during the launch of a nationwide campaign to preserve and expand voting rights.
Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15 states, many of them in the old Confederacy, from having to ask Washington’s permission before changing election procedures in jurisdictions with histories of discrimination.
ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Georgia officials have reacted cautiously to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. Georgia has had to get federal approval for election law changes, from […]
According to CBSNEWS.com: In a five-to-four ruling, the court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional. That section of the landmark 1965 law provides the formula for determining which states must have […]
Vice President Joe Biden said nothing shaped his consciousness more than seeing TV footage of voting rights marchers being beaten by state troopers on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965.
On Power Talk with Lorraine Jacques- White we talked about section 5 of the voting rights act and asked if we have come far enough as a whole to do without it? Attorney Robert Patillio came in […]
There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.
It took legislators close to 30 years to finally get approval to form a separate city of Sandy Springs in Fulton County, no where near that long for other cities like Johns Creek and Milton […]