Today, the House of Representative passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a piece of legislation that if signed into law, could radically transform
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When Bruce Franks, a Ferguson organizer turned Missouri state representative, was sworn into office, one of his first objectives was to tackle the state’s unjust
Five years after Shelby v. Holder ruling, we are resolved and committed to fight for the right to vote.
While racial gerrymandering claims are legally distinct and separate from partisan gerrymandering claims, the tactics at issue in all of these cases produce the same practical effect: diminishing the political power of our communities.
Against all odds, Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) got their rights-restoration bill passed in the Louisiana State Senate.
Today, after years of work and an uphill battle for rights restoration, Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) reached a milestone: The rights-restoration bill they championed, HB 265, has passed the Louisiana House of Representatives.
Missouri has a long history history of voter suppression and erasing the political clout of people of color
The visibility of Black women and their political power has recently made it into the mainstream discourse as if it were a new phenomenon. It’s
Take action: Push the Louisiana legislature to act now for voting rights
The Trump Administration’s Voter Suppression Efforts Call for Secret Service Presence in Polling Places
As news breaks that the Russian meddling investigation will come to a halt, Trump wastes no time in resuming his voter suppression policy efforts. If
More than 70,000 people in Louisiana are being deprived of their right to vote. As our team told a judge panel, “they should be voting. They should be voting today.”
The lack of an affirmative right to vote in the U.S. Constitution has lead to disparities and legal vacuums that reduce access to the polls,
You may have heard the news. Our friends and partners at Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) got one step closer to getting rights restored for people with past felony convictions!
The attack on the right to vote is as vigorous as it has been in generations – at stake is our very voice, and indeed, our dignity.