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.
In a disappointing 5-4 decision today, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Ohio Secretary of State in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute. The majority opinion affirms Ohio’s Supplemental Process, which allows the state to remove voters from its rolls for simply not voting. This opinion follows a recent spate of […]
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 a complex development that is both insulting, yet long overdue in recognition. On the other hand, Black women have always relished in the strength of their communities, and families with […]
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 a provision in a pending Homeland Security Reauthorization bill is kept in the final legislation, Trump will have expanded executive power over Federal elections. The provision, Section 4012 of HR […]
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, especially for communities of color. Take a recent voting rights case in Pennsylvania, where the state’s supreme court struck down the legislature’s redistricting map for violating the state’s constitutional right […]
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!