by Aura Bogado on July 10 2012, 4:10PM
200,000 Latinos will turn 18 between now and Election Day. But if they’re in Texas, their right to vote is under threat.
by Jorge Rivas on July 10 2012, 11:56AM
The 25-year-old New Jersey native appeared to be unstoppable at competitions last month and came pretty close to making it to London.
by Seth Freed Wessler on July 10 2012, 9:49AM
Georgia followed Florida’s example in forcing safety-net recipients to get drug tests, despite the fact that neither law is likely to stand up in court. Why? Because actual policymaking was never the point.
by Aura Bogado on July 9 2012, 2:59PM
One of the judges hearing the Texas voter ID law, which targets voters of color, is no stranger to civil rights.
by Imara Jones on July 9 2012, 9:38AM
Yes, the president must do much more, but his jobs proposals if fully implemented would have put millions back to work by now—including in hard-hit black communities. The problem is petty politics, not economic policy.
by Aura Bogado on July 6 2012, 2:45PM
Forty-four percent of Philly is African-American—and nearly 20 percent of voters there may lose their right to cast a ballot this fall.
by Brentin Mock on July 5 2012, 10:20AM
The battle unfolding in Michigan this week illustrates how a 15-state consortium of rightwing elections officials—who are willing to say anything to advance the voter fraud meme—plan to dismantle voting rights.
by Aura Bogado on July 2 2012, 9:58AM
Minnesota lawmakers claim ignorance over violating ethics in the voter ID suit that stands to discriminate against voters of color.
by Jorge Rivas on June 29 2012, 10:58AM
As the Republican-led House voted to hold Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt on Thursday, Democrats led by the Congressional Black Caucus walked out in protest.
by Brentin Mock on June 29 2012, 9:38AM
What a difference an election makes. Since the 2010 Tea Party wins in Florida, the voting rights landscape has changed dramatically. What was once a discussion of expanding the vote is now all about shutting it down.
by Brentin Mock on June 27 2012, 5:30PM
A federal judge denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s request for an emergency restraining order to halt Florida’s non-citizen voter purge.
by Jorge Rivas on June 26 2012, 5:08PM
A look at the State’s emerging communities of color before the Republican Primary.
by Jorge Rivas on June 25 2012, 5:02PM
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) told the Republican State Committee that Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law will allow Romney to win PA.
by Aura Bogado on June 22 2012, 2:25PM
After a year of standing ground, the governor warms up to voter ID—but still vetoes bill that would have affected the voting rights of eligible students and African Americans.
by Aura Bogado on June 19 2012, 2:00PM
In a state with an existing voter ID law, three bills target voters of color, youth, the elderly and non-English speakers.
by Jorge Rivas on June 19 2012, 1:50PM
This is the first time that Cristina Saralegui has endorsed a President or actively participated in a presidential campaign.
by Brentin Mock on June 19 2012, 11:58AM
Civil rights groups are suing Florida over the state’s voter purging initiative. The Advancement Project’s co-director Penda Hair explains why this lawsuit is necessary.
by Jorge Rivas on June 19 2012, 10:07AM
Not only was an Arkansas Tea Party rally kicked off with a racist joke but then a Senator went ahead a tweeted the speaker did a great job.