Alabama Is About To Make It Much Harder To Get A Voter ID

THINK PROGRESS With Alabama’s Republican-controlled legislature refusing to consider any tax hikes, the state is preparing to take drastic measures to address its budget crisis — including shutting down all state parks and the vast majority of Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs). The proposal to close dozens of DMVs across the state — starting in… More Alabama Is About To Make It Much Harder To Get A Voter ID

Obama Calls Republican Laws That Take Away The Right To Vote A Disgrace

POLITICUS USA President Obama took aim at Republican efforts to suppress the vote by calling their laws that make it more difficult to cast a ballot a disgrace. Video: The President said: The right to vote is one of the most fundamental rights of any democracy. Yet for too long, too many of our fellow… More Obama Calls Republican Laws That Take Away The Right To Vote A Disgrace

GOP Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of The Voting Rights Act With Coded Call For More Voter Suppression

THINK PROGRESS The Republican National Committee issued a statement on Thursday praising a law that Republican appointees to the Supreme Court have hobbled and that Republican officials have actively sought to undermine through state laws that disenfranchise racial minorities. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus’s statement on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act even contains a coded… More GOP Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of The Voting Rights Act With Coded Call For More Voter Suppression

‘Selma Is Now’: John Legend’s Momentous Oscar Speech

Think Progress John Legend and Common won the Academy Award for best original song for “Glory” from the movie Selma, which chronicled Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for the Voting Rights Act. Legend took the opportunity to remind the audiece that the struggle continues. “We know that the Voting Rights Act that they fought for… More ‘Selma Is Now’: John Legend’s Momentous Oscar Speech

This Is What Eric Holder’s Legacy Will Be

The Huffington Post Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold the top law enforcement position in the United States, announced on Thursday that he plans to step down from his position as soon as a successor can be confirmed. If he remains in office until December, Holder will become the third longest-serving Attorney… More This Is What Eric Holder’s Legacy Will Be

Appeals Court Upholds Order Restoring Early Voting In Ohio

Score one for Democracy… TPM LiveWire The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a trial court judge’s order blocking Ohio’s restrictions on early voting. A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed the preliminary injunction granted earlier this monthby Judge Peter C. Economus, meaning that the cutbacks cannot go into effect until the case is resolved… More Appeals Court Upholds Order Restoring Early Voting In Ohio

Militia Group Plans To Target African-American Democrats At Polling Places In Wisconsin

  Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t this similar to KKK  tactics of the 50’s? PoliticusUSA A militia group in Wisconsin is planning to target African-American Democrats at polling places in order to suppress the vote and keep Republican governor Scott Walker in office. Here is a Twitter exchange where the group details their plan:… More Militia Group Plans To Target African-American Democrats At Polling Places In Wisconsin

Texas Republicans call for repealing the Voting Rights Act

It seems Texas Republicans are finally being honest about the issue.  Of course this doesn’t make them right in wanting to repeal the Voting Rights Act, it just exposes their inherent bigotry. Remember, Texas was the last state to find out about the Emancipation Proclamation…two and a half years after it was enacted. MSNBC When the… More Texas Republicans call for repealing the Voting Rights Act

Republicans Must Turn Over Emails On North Carolina Voting Law, Federal Judge Rules

  The Huffington Post State Republicans hand over key e-mails Any race-related emails that North Carolina Republicans may have sent in connection with the voter restrictions they passed last summer could soon be public, thanks to a ruling by a federal judge. Before the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act,… More Republicans Must Turn Over Emails On North Carolina Voting Law, Federal Judge Rules

Justice Department Calls In The Big Guns To Stop Voter Suppression

This post is a couple of days old but very relevant in the months to come… Think Progress It’s difficult to exaggerate the prominence Stanford Law Professor Pam Karlan enjoys within the progressive legal community. Karlan is one of the most active members of the Supreme Court bar — among other things, she co-authored the brief that convinced… More Justice Department Calls In The Big Guns To Stop Voter Suppression