The little Mississippi road where 3 civil rights workers were murdered for working for voting rights hasn’t changed much over the decades. And there are still plenty of ways to stop Black voting. A look at how voting rights have - and have not - changed.
Vote like your rights depend on it. @tpolamalu is voting to tackle systemic inequality, poverty and racial injustice. Tell us why you’re voting too!
‘I’m much more than my crime. I did that, and I paid my dues. Why can I not vote?’ — 5.2 million people are barred from voting due to a felony conviction, but the fight for their rights is not over
Carson settles voting rights lawsuit ahead of first district elections Nov. 3
Today I sent a letter to nearly 6,000 elections officials and county commissioners in states formerly covered by Voting Rights Act Section 5 inviting them to apply for grants, funded by me, to reopen polling centers and improve voting access.
Today marks 7 years since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act. Since then, states with a history of voter suppression have closed 1,688 polling places throughout the South. It couldn't be more blatant:
As Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans praise the legacy of John Lewis, remember that they’ve been actively blocking voting rights legislation for 237 days.