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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson during the height of the Civil Rights Movement on August 6, 1965, and Congress later amended the Act five times to expand its protections. Designed to enforce the voting rights guaranteed by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, the Act secured voting rights for racial mi
Vox.com - 11 Dec 2018 Voting rights: Rep. Terri Sewell’s plan to fix the Voting Rights Act
Rep. Terri Sewell is introducing a bill to restore the Voting Rights Act.
Vox - 11 Dec 2018 Voting rights: the fight is personal for Rep. Terri Sewell
"Our history of voter suppression has come right back around."
Roll Call - 10 Dec 2018 Voting Rights Piece May Take More Time in Ethics Overhaul
House Democrats who are preparing an overhaul of political and ethics laws, a top priority of the incoming majority, have acknowledged that a component ...
McClatchy DC Bureau - 06 Dec 2018 House Democrats seek voting rights fixes. Senate GOP says it’s already dead
House Democrats want to revise the Voting Rights Act, but disagreements on a timeline, and certain obstacles in the Republican-controlled Senate, stand in the ...
Winston-Salem Chronicle - 13 Dec 2018 Commentary: RIP, Queen Mother of Voting Rights
Considered a Queen Mother and a leader in the struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality, Rosanell Eaton proved a true matriarch to many civil ...
Washington Post - 10 Dec 2018 Rosanell Eaton, ‘unsung’ defender of voting rights for African Americans, dies at 97
When she first registered to vote, in 1942, Rosanell Eaton rode a mule-drawn wagon to the county courthouse in North Carolina where she was greeted by three ...
The New Yorker - 26 Nov 2018 How Voting Rights Fared in the Midterms
There is cause for hope, and not just in the results from Election Day, Jeffrey Toobin writes.
The New York Times - 09 Dec 2018 Rosanell Eaton, Fierce Voting Rights Advocate, Dies at 97
Rosanell Eaton, a resolute African-American woman who was hailed by President Barack Obama as a beacon of civil rights for her role as a lead plaintiff in a ...
Bustle - 29 Nov 2018 The Voting Rights Advancement Act Aims To Roll Back Creeping Discrimination At The Polls
Alabama's veteran Democratic congresswoman has condemned what she calls modern-day voter suppression for years, but she says widespread reports of ...
The Hill - 30 Nov 2018 Dems vow quick action to bolster voting rights upon taking power | TheHill
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday outlined an ambitious overhaul to the way government operates — including legislation to strengthen ...
New York Magazine - 26 Nov 2018 Why a National Campaign for Voting Rights Is Essential
After a campaign in which voting rights became an issue in many states, Democrats would be well advised to make it a national issue, even if federal legislation ...
WFMYNews2.com - 12 Dec 2018 Democrats aim to make voting rights a 2020 election issue
Democrats hope to turn the issue of voting rights into an argument that's just as persuasive to voters in 2020 as health care proved to be in 2018.
Bustle - 14 Nov 2018 House Democrats' Plan For Voting Rights Aims To Make Sweeping Reforms
The midterm elections sparked allegations of voter suppression from Georgia to New York, and Democratic leaders plan to prioritize voting rights when the next ...
CNN - 15 Nov 2018 Justice Roberts, pay attention to what Brian Kemp did
Recent attempts at voter purging and suppression in Georgia, North Dakota and elsewhere prove why Congress needs to revive the Voting Rights Act, writes ...
CNN - 06 Aug 2018 Trump administration has Voting Rights Act on life support
Kristen Clarke and Ezra Rosenberg say it's incredible and frightening that the promise of the Voting Rights Act is unfulfilled and under threat, 53 years later.
Sun Sentinel - 24 Sep 2018 Restore protections of the Voting Rights Act | Editorial
Five years after the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a new report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has confirmed ...
New York Magazine - 12 Dec 2018 Surprise: Black Voters Still Don’t Like Donald Trump
In 2016 Donald Trump predicted he'd win 95 percent of the African-American vote while running for reelection. In fact, his popularity in that community was as ...
Bangor Daily News - 26 Nov 2018 Maine is leading on voting rights. Other states should follow.
In so many ways, Maine sets an example for the rest of our country.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
AL.com - 20 Nov 2018 Terri Sewell bill would require Alabama to clear voting changes once again with feds
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, who is the only Democratic member of the House from Alabama, is pitching a new version of the Voting Rights Act that could be ...
Amsterdam News - 06 Dec 2018 Camille Cosby speaks to the Black Press about hate groups, racism, history and voting rights
Racism and prejudice are omnipresent and internalized within America's institutions, media and myriad entities. One example can be traced to the Voting Rights ...
The New York Times - 12 Sep 2018 Protection of Voting Rights for Minorities Has Fallen Sharply, a New Report Finds
WASHINGTON — Federal actions to enforce voting rights for minorities have declined sharply since the Supreme Court struck down the core of the 1965 Voting ...
Watchdog.org - 19 Nov 2018 Op-Ed: Today, it's not the voting but the counting that matters
"It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes."
Business Insider - 07 Dec 2018 Most important human rights milestones in 100 years
Widespread women's suffrage, the end of segregation in the US, and the creation of the UN are a few milestones that occurred in the last 100 years.
TheReporter.Com - 28 Nov 2018 At VUSD, a public hearing and vote for by-area elections
Marking a fundamental change in how governing board members are elected, Vacaville Unified leaders tonight will consider choosing a by-area trustee map ...
Asbury Park Press - 14 Nov 2018 Machinery of democracy breaking down: Ifill
Aging infrastructure and resurgent voter suppression have jeopardized equal voting rights in the United States.
Chicago Tribune - 10 Dec 2018 What's really going on in North Carolina is Jim Crow, part deux
North Carolina officials are looking into whether hundreds of absentee ballots were illegally collected from unsuspecting voters in the midterm congressional ...
NBCNews.com - 07 Sep 2018 Judge orders 32 Florida counties to comply with Voting Rights Act for Spanish speakers
A federal judge ordered 32 Florida counties to provide election materials and assistance to Spanish-speaking voters in compliance with the Voting Rights Act.
The Hill - 18 Sep 2018 Former NAACP president: Voting Rights Act is ‘under threat’ | TheHill
Civil rights attorney Cornell William Brooks said Monday that the Voting Rights Act, signed into law 53 years ago today, is in danger because a key provision in ...
The Guardian - 16 Nov 2018 Voter suppression is an all-American problem we can fight – and win
It has been part of US history since its foundation. But the midterms have proven that vital progress against it can be achieved.
VICE - 16 Oct 2018 How the gutting of the Voting Rights Act led to hundreds of closed polls
In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the core of one of the crowning achievements of the civil rights movement: the Voting Rights Act. The 1965 bill, propelled by ...
The Washington Post - 21 Nov 2018 Black progress over 50 years in a battle against Trump administration pressures
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump liked to point out that under the Obama administration, black Americans had to contend with bad schools ...
Roll Call - 13 Sep 2018 Civil Rights Commission Calls for Action on Voting Rights Fix
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights urged Congress on Wednesday to update the landmark law that protects voter rights, finding in a new report that a 2013 ...
WhoWhatWhy - 20 Nov 2018 Democratic House's First Step: Voting Rights
The first move for the Democratic House may not be subpoenas or investigations, but rather passing voting rights legislation.
The Washington Post - 08 Dec 2018 On racism, Tim Scott said the GOP must strive to do better
The Senate's only black Republican acknowledges that the GOP has to improve its response to racism.
Mother Jones - 19 Nov 2018 The United States Is Becoming a Two-Tiered Country With Separate and Unequal Voting Laws
Phoebe Einzig-Roth, an 18-year-old freshman at Atlanta's Emory University, moved to Georgia in August and was excited to vote in her first election. But when ...
The New Republic - 13 Nov 2018 It's Time for a New Voting Rights Act
Republicans have made voter suppression a key tactic for winning elections. What can Democrats do about it?
News 13 Orlando - 02 Aug 2018 Activists push to restore provision in Voting Rights Act
The legacy of the Voting Rights Act and how it should be interpreted still an issue of great debate.
The GroundTruth Project - 14 Nov 2018 Voting rights are civil rights | The GroundTruth Project - Voting rights are civil rights
SHARE. November 14, 2018. By Kevin Douglas Grant · @kevindgrant. WASHINGTON — The Voting Rights Act, a cornerstone of the civil rights era, passed ...
Orlando Sentinel - 15 Aug 2018 Voting rights: This quiz will reveal how much you know
Find out what you know about the Voting Rights Act signed in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Jackson Sun - 23 Nov 2018 GOP cannot win without cheating
So Georgia voters decided against Stacey Abrams as their governor. Maybe. With all the shenanigans perpetrated by Republicans in that state, we'll never know ...
The Inquisitr News - 13 Dec 2018 Federal Government Reportedly Buying Martin Luther King Jr.’s Childhood Home For Nearly $2 Million
Dr. Martin Luther King's childhood home now belongs to the US government. CBS 46 reports that the home, located on Auburn Avenue in the Sweet Auburn ...
The UCSB Current - 30 Jul 2018 Polls Apart
UCSB scholars discuss the rise and what they see as the fall of the Voting Rights Act.
Remezcla - 22 Oct 2018 Culture A Brief History of Latino Voting Rights Since the 1960s
With 66000 Latinos turning 18 every single month, that force is vast enough to transform the political balance of our governments.
KUT - 26 Jun 2018 Texas' Redistricting Case Tested The Strength Of The Voting Rights Act, And The Law Buckled
Civil rights attorneys say the Supreme Court's decision Monday in a Texas redistricting case showed how difficult it is to prove discrimination in voting.
Montgomery Advertiser - 06 Aug 2018 Column: The unfinished work of the Voting Rights Act
On the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), it's worth remembering that ensuring the right to vote was hard fought in Alabama.
USA TODAY - 12 Nov 2018 Before 2020: Upgrade voting systems, restore Voting Rights Act, end voter suppression
The midterm election demonstrated the broken machinery and policies of our democracy. Fixing voting should be the top priority of the next Congress.
Washington Examiner - 26 Nov 2018 Schumer flips Supreme Court discrimination ruling 180 degrees to attack Justice Roberts
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday accused Chief Justice John Roberts of deciding in 2013 that voting discrimination against blacks no longer ...
Dallas News - 28 Nov 2018 America has a voting problem, but it's not fraud
At the start of each Congress, the House majority party assigns the label H.R. 1 to a prime piece of legislation, a coveted designation that...
The Shadow League - 25 Jun 2013 Supreme Court Votes Down Key Element Of The Voting Rights Act
The Supreme Court has voted down the key tenant of the Voting Rights Act by a 5-4 decision, the New York Times reports. Citing out-of-date data, the Court told ...
WENY-TV - 11 Dec 2018 What we ask of our presidents—like George H.W. Bush—is too much.
By James Piltch and David Gergen. In the days immediately following the death of our 41st President, the country gushed with celebrations of George H.W. Bush ...
The Atlantic - 10 Jul 2018 How Shelby County v. Holder Broke America
In the five years since the landmark decision, the Supreme Court has set the stage for a new era of white hegemony.
Seattle Times - 21 Nov 2018 The right to vote must be sacrosanct
When the integrity and fairness of the vote can't be trusted, neither can the legitimacy of any government that vote installs.
The Hill - 05 Jul 2018 New justice must support expanding voting rights and fair districting | TheHill
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement last week means that the court could become even more of a rubber stamp for rolling back ...
Black Voice News - 18 Nov 2018 Florida Voters Strike Major Blow to Jim Crow Powered Disenfranchisement
S.E. Williams Contributor Although Black Americans across the country were disappointed with the loss of charismatic African-American candidate for governor ...
Washington Post - 26 Oct 2018 Voting Rights
Some court rulings end fights. Others rev them up. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court took on a political question freighted with history: Had the country overcome ...
Los Angeles Times - 12 Oct 2018 Voting rights conflicts in Georgia and other states could make a difference in the Nov. 6 election
One of the most bitterly contested races in the Nov. 6 election is in Georgia, where the gubernatorial campaign pits Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a white ...
The Washington Post - 29 Nov 2018 Lawsuit by Abrams PAC continues debate over voter suppression in bitter Georgia governor’s race
Malfunctioning machines, inaccurate registration rolls and ill-trained poll workers resulted in thousands of Georgians being unable to vote, suit says.
BayStateBanner - 29 Nov 2018 GOP voter suppression poses grave danger to Democrats in 2020
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Corey Booker flatly called the Georgia gubernatorial election a theft for GOP winner Brian Kemp. This was not partisan hyperbole.
New York Magazine - 24 Aug 2018 Georgia County Debacle Shows Why We Need a Voting-Rights Act With Teeth
Randolph County, Georgia, planned to close most of its polling places for dubious reasons — the kind of thing the Voting Rights Act used to call into scrutiny until ...
Vox.com - 06 Dec 2018 The Wisconsin power grab is part of a bigger Republican attack on democracy
The GOP's turn against democracy may be a greater threat to the American experiment than President Trump.
Constitution Daily - 06 Aug 2018 On this day, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is signed
On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Voting Rights Act, a centerpiece of the civil rights movement that is still the subject of debate.
GazetteNET - 05 Oct 2018 'We heard the call': 50 years on, Haydenville man continues fight against voter suppression
At 19, Jim Lemkin found himself in an old pickup truck on a bumpy, winding road in rural Mississippi at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He was riding ...
RadioWest - 05 Nov 2018 The Modern Struggle To Vote
Monday, we're talking about the modern struggle to vote in America. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was meant to enfranchise racial minorities long denied.
Atlanta Journal Constitution - 21 Aug 2018 Stockbridge says Eagle’s Landing cityhood violates Voting Rights Act
Cityhood for Eagle's Landing would violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause, the city of Stockbridge claims in a ...
Vox.com - 30 May 2017 Voting rights are under assault nationwide. Here’s how to protect them.
A new Voting Rights Act could target the wave of state-level vote suppression.
The Hill - 25 Jun 2017 It’s time to restore full power to the Voting Rights Act | TheHill
OPINION | Four years after the Shelby County decision, and all we have gotten is encroachment on minority voting.
Las Vegas Sun - 01 Aug 2018 Kavanaugh's record on voting rights is alarming
The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has sparked conversations about how a conservative majority of justices could …
The Washington Post - 20 Sep 2018 How voter suppression threatens our democracy
Carol Anderson investigates the breadth of efforts to keep some Americans from voting.
The Seattle Times - 07 Dec 2018 The top 10 books of 2018
The 10 best books of the year from fiction and nonfiction categories.
Elite Daily - 28 Jun 2018 Voting Rights Could Be Impacted By Justice Kennedy's Retirement In Big Ways
As news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement broke on Wednesday, June 27, the conversation quickly pivoted to who President Donald ...
Constitution Daily - 13 Apr 2017 New threat rising to Voting Rights Act
About four years after the Supreme Court took away the government's strongest authority to protect minority voters' rights, a backup power under the federal ...
Jackson Clarion Ledger - 06 Mar 2018 Civil Rights History: 'Bloody Sunday' inspires Voting Rights Act
The beating of John Lewis and other civil rights activists and the Selma march that followed helped inspire passage of the Voting Rights Act.
Black Enterprise - 24 Jul 2018 What's At Stake in the Fight to Save SCOTUS and Voting Rights in America
As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continues to make rounds of congressional courtesy calls seeking support, civil rights groups have been turning up ...
The Washington Post - 16 Nov 2018 What the 2018 midterms have in common with the 1966 election
The post has been updated, 7:40 p.m.. Final results from the 2018 midterm elections are now starting to become clearer, and so, too, is its potential historical ...
NAACP - 22 Mar 2017 NAACP | The Voting Rights Act of 1965
The right to vote is one of the most valuable, and many would argue even sacred constitutional rights granted to most Americans. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 ...
Vox.com - 06 Nov 2018 Florida Amendment 4: midterm election voters decide on ex-felons’ right to vote
Amendment 4 will let Florida voters restore voting rights for ex-felons.
AL.com - 25 Jun 2018 Rep. Sewell: Let America vote again
By Congresswoman Terri Sewell. The name of the case might not be as familiar to you as Brown v. Board or Roe v. Wade - but five years ago today, the ...
Mother Jones - 11 Jun 2018 The Supreme Court Is Helping Republicans Kill a Key Voting Rights Law
In 1965, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act to end the disenfranchisement of black voters in the Jim Crow South. The law was remarkably successful in ...
ThinkProgress - 06 Sep 2018 Brett Kavanaugh gave a troubling answer to Sen. Kamala Harris’ question on the Voting Rights Act
Wednesday night, as the Kavanaugh hearing was wrapping up for the day and few people were still paying attention to the Supreme Court nominee's testimony, ...
Education Week - 08 Jul 2018 District's At-Large School Board Elections Violate Voting Rights Act, Court Rules
A federal appeals court has ruled that the at-large voting system for the school board covering Ferguson, Mo., where the police shooting of an African-American ...
TIME - 06 Aug 2015 The Voting Rights Act at 50: How It Changed the World
It was only eight days after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act on Aug. 6 of 1965 that federal voting examiners speedily dispatched to ...
We Are The Mighty - 21 Nov 2018 An Army vet's murder was a milestone event of the Civil Rights Movement
Jimmie Lee Jackson returned to his hometown of Marion, Alabama after fighting the war in Vietnam with the US Army. He died fighting another kind of battle.
Lehigh University News - 18 May 2018 Research in Action: Disenfranchisement Study Impacts New Voting Rights Laws
Professor Holona Ochs' research on voter disenfranchisement cited in court case.
ACLU - 03 Aug 2017 50 Years Ago, All Americans Won the Right to Vote. Today That Right Is Under Attack.
On the shoulders of my grandfather Dilmus Agnew, my mother watched Martin Luther King, Jr. give his renowned “I Have a Dream” speech in our nation's capital ...
Des Moines Register - 07 Jun 2018 Lyndon Johnson showed real presidential leadership with Voting Rights Act
On May 21, Richard N. Goodwin, President Lyndon Johnson's speechwriter, died at the age of 86. Goodwin was not one of the public luminaries of the Johnson ...
Alabama NewsCenter - 15 Nov 2018 On this day in Alabama history: James Bonard Fowler pleaded guilty in death of Jimmie Lee Jackson
On the night of Feb. 18, 1965, civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot twice in the belly and died after local police and state troopers attacked nonviolent ...
CNN - 24 Jul 2018 Voting Rights Act Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which serves to protect and enforce the contents of the 14th and 15th Amendments.
Politico - 02 Jul 2018 LBJ signs landmark Civil Rights Act, July 2, 1964
Johnson used dozens of monogrammed pens to sign the bill, which he gave away as souvenirs of the historic event.
Vox - 06 Aug 2015 How the Voting Rights Act transformed black voting rights in the South, in one chart
Fifty years ago, on August 6, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law — and helped millions of black Americans finally ...
PolitiFact - 23 Oct 2018 Supreme Court ruling does not mean Native Americans can't vote in North Dakota
A viral image about Native American voting rights in North Dakota called a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision "disgraceful." The liberal advocacy group Occupy ...
Vox - 14 Feb 2016 What is the Voting Rights Act?
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 ("VRA") was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965, with the goal of eliminating racial discrimination in ...
Mother Jones - 06 Nov 2018 Florida Just Passed the Largest Expansion of Voting Rights in Decades
In a huge victory for voting rights, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative on Tuesday that could restore voting rights to as many as 1.4 million ...
Orlando Sentinel - 16 Oct 2018 Vote yes on Amendment 4: Pro athletes make the case to restore voting rights
Anquan Boldin, Stan Van Gundy, Warrick Dunn and Grant Hill endorse Amendment 4, to restore the ability to vote for those who have completed all aspects of ...
The Washington Post - 02 Nov 2016 Without a modernized Voting Rights Act, there's no such thing as an honest election
On Tuesday, Americans will elect a president without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. The last time that happened they were deciding between ...
The New Yorker - 26 Aug 2018 Sunday Reading: Voting in America
Pieces from The New Yorker's archive that show that the right to vote can't be taken for granted, by Jelani Cobb, Sue Halpern, Jane Mayer, Elizabeth Kolbert, ...
The Sun Herald - 18 Oct 2017 Admit it: Voting Rights Act had a down side, too
In Mississippi, everybody knows that race and partisanship are one and the same. With few exceptions, blacks identify with the Democratic Party and whites with ...
INSIDER - 06 Nov 2018 The evolution of American voting rights in 242 years shows how far we've come — and how far we still have to go
While the founding fathers saw voting as a fundamental component of democracy, they only granted the right to vote to white, male property owners.
U.S. News & World Report - 22 Jun 2017 House Democrats Seek Voting Rights Act Improvements
Move comes four years after Supreme Court ruled the law was outdated.
The Washington Post - 12 Jan 2018 No, Republicans haven't 'always' supported voting rights until now. This is the real story.
Republicans have a long history of voting for the VRA in public — and undermining it behind the scenes.
Hartford Courant - 06 Nov 2016 Congress Must Fix The Voting Rights Act
Failure to fix the Voting Rights Act send too many election related cases into protracted court proceedings and threaten fair election practices in the U.S., says ...