Virginia’s Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe is defending his decision to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons who have served their time and paid their debt to society. McAuliffe says laws restricting felons’ rights were a burden for African-Americans, but many Republicans say McAuliffe’s actions are an effort to help support former Secretary of State […]
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As people continue to mourn the death of legendary singer Prince, more details surrounding his final days are being released.
After The New York City Board of Elections removed more than 125,000 Democratic voters from the rolls during one of the most important presidential primaries this season, officials have pledged a probe, reports The New York Times.
Actress/activist Rosario Dawson was among the more than 900 hundred people arrested throughout the week of protests. Most were charged with a misdemeanor, processed, and released on the scene.
The Department of Justice launched an investigation into possible voter suppression in Arizona. Investigators want to know why Maricopa County reduced its number of polling stations.
The decision was made Monday after Sue Evenwel and Edward Pfenninger argued that only eligible voters should be counted, which can harm large urban communities consisting of non-voters and children, but benefit large districts with conservative and rural voters.
During the interview, Clinton addressed her plans for minority/women-owned businesses, the ongoing fight for voting rights, and a number of other topics important to Black voters.
On Wednesday, Congressional leaders honored the “Foot Soldiers” of the Selma to Montgomery Marches in 1965 with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal. Anecdotally, Paul Ryan – Speaker of the House of Representatives, who also spoke during the ceremony and praised the foot soldiers for their part in the passage of the Voting […]
Just in time for this year’s contentious election season, Maryland restores voting rights to 40,000 felons, reports Mother Jones.