Big Ideas Summit in Atlanta explores calls to action on police reform, voting rightsA big gathering of minds on police reform and voting rights is underway at the Big Ideas Summit in Atlanta. Elected officials and community leaders have come together from around the country for a call to action and solutions.
UPDATED: DOJ Sues Georgia Over Voting LawRaffensberger says President Biden awarded "Four Pinocchio's" mischaracterizing the law.
Park Cannon Won't Be Charged: Fulton County DAGeorgia state Rep. Park Cannon will not be charged with 2 felonies stemming from her arrest while protesting the state's new election law
Senior Citizen Black Voters Ordered Off Bus; County Defends ActionA group that encourages African-Americans to vote says about 40 black residents of a senior living center in Georgia were asked to get off a bus taking them to vote.
Felon Voting: Florida's Voting Rights Battle Goes To Federal Appeals Court In AtlantaAt issue is whether Florida's process of restoring voting rights to felons is unconstitutional. State officials defend their system, but critics call it arbitrary and unfair.
Portland, Maine Pushing To Allow Non-Citizens To Vote In ElectionsA city in Maine is taking another look at granting non U.S. citizens the ability to vote in its local elections.
Too Much Truth: Celebrating Rev. C.T. Vivian
Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression EffortsIt is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.
Opinion: Voter ID: A Good IdeaIt has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?
Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American DreamYesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.
Opinion: Treason In PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states' electorate.
Opinion: Disenfranchisement Is The Real CrimeFelony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.
Opinion: Who Is ALEC?In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.
Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.
Opinion: Mess In TexasIn Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.