Effort comes ahead of major voting rights events on August 28th during anniversary of March on Washington.
With Voting Rights on the Brink, Activists Set to March on Washington and Throughout the Country This Saturday
Celebrating the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, civil rights activists are marching all over the country for justice this weekend.
Revamped bill comes one day after Congressional hearing on voting rights.
The coalition’s efforts come in response to more than 400 bills introduced in state legislatures nationwide. Critics say these laws are designed to suppress and disenfranchise voters of color.
Here are 5 ways people are fighting back in the wake of both new and longstanding challenges to our voting rights.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Fellow Black Women Leaders and Allies Arrested in Latest Voting Rights Protests
Civil rights leaders, clergy, and activists are forcefully pushing for new federal voting legislation.
"As we’re seeing in the Senate, roads and bridges— not the stability of our democracy— elicit bipartisan cooperation," Black PAC Executive Director Adrianne Shropshire says.
Some experts say Supreme Court decision gives states cover to burden voters of color under the pretext of preventing voter fraud.
The DOJ lawsuit follows Georgia's passage of SB 202 in March, a bill Stacey Abrams called “nothing less than Jim Crow 2.0"
“It’s important for Black women to leverage our vote, our leadership and our voices,” said Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP).
Dozens of national organizations will partner with BVM on voter outreach amid suppression efforts.
The new AG announced plans to double enforcement staff to protect the right to vote.
Hundreds of bills that advocates say restrict voting have been introduced nationwide.
“When We All Vote” effort urges people to contact their U.S. Senators
Suit demands Tennessee officials address inequities in the restoration process provided under the law.
The remote hearing will center around ensuring a free, fair and safe general election, even amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Bill Lee signed a law that would impose harsher penalties on certain types of protests, like illegally camping on state property.