A New Beginning at the Beginning: Restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965


Picture: Selma Times Journal A Mobile, Alabama man on a bicycle hauled a 100-pound casket across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on Monday morning during the second leg of his bid to restore a key part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Jeffery Jones, 54, said the casket is symbolic of the “death”Continue reading “A New Beginning at the Beginning: Restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965”

Voting Rights: Texas making it difficult for Blacks and Latinos to Vote


Just two hours after the Supreme Court reasoned that discrimination is not rampant enough in Southern states to warrant restrictions under the Voting Rights Act, Texas is already advancing a voter ID law and a redistricting map blocked last year for discriminating against black and Latino residents. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued a statement declaringContinue reading “Voting Rights: Texas making it difficult for Blacks and Latinos to Vote”