In this July 9, 2013 photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton applauds international delegates to the during the Women in Public Service Project leadership symposium, at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) by Ken Thomas Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Whether she runs for president or not in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton is making sure she stays connected to important Democratic constituencies, from college students and Black women to the gay and lesbian community.
Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state judge on Friday barred enforcement of Pennsylvania’s strict voter-identification law in the Nov. 5 general election.
Jesse Jackson Sr. (NNPA)—It was 48 years ago that President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, announcing, “This right to vote is the basic…
In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, voters wait in line at a polling place located inside a shopping mall on Election Day, in Austin, Texas. Attorney General Eric Holder says Texas is the first place that he will intervene to defend against what he calls attacks on the voting rights of minorities, but it is also the only state where the federal government has a clear opportunity to get involved, experts say. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stricter voter identification laws, redrawn political maps fortifying Republican majorities, reducing early voting: States with GOP strongholds intensified these efforts under President Barack Obama and proclaimed victory at the Supreme Court. Now the Obama administration is signaling plans to drag some of these mostly Southern states with histories of minority discrimination into rematches after the high court knocked down a major piece of the Voting Rights Act.