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Romney Enlists Gingrich on Welfare-Bashing Kick

Romney Enlists Gingrich on Welfare-Bashing Kick

by on August 8 2012, 5:25PM

Romney has positioned welfare as his newest line of attack, bringing his former primary rival on to serve as head assault dog.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Undocumented Immigrants Ride Through South, Headed For a DNC Coming Out

Undocumented Immigrants Ride Through South, Headed For a DNC Coming Out

by Aura Bogado on August 7 2012, 11:49AM

Why would a group of people who are ineligible to vote engage in electoral politics? We talk to a rider on the “UndocuBus” to find out.

Topics: Voting Rights, Immigration, Politics

Voter Suppression in the Land of Enchantment

Voter Suppression in the Land of Enchantment

by Aura Bogado on August 3 2012, 11:26AM

George Lujan, the latest community journalist to join Voting Rights Watch, reports from New Mexico, where the state’s busy frustrating registration efforts and prepping a massive voter purge.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

I Have Photo ID, Therefore I Am

I Have Photo ID, Therefore I Am

by Brentin Mock on August 2 2012, 10:27AM

Ten Pennsylvania residents have spent the past week explaining in court that they do, in fact, exist and ought to be able to vote.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

What's Happening With Voting Rights Near You? Here's a National Look

What’s Happening With Voting Rights Near You? Here’s a National Look

by Aura Bogado on July 31 2012, 2:07PM

Some of the latest voting rights news from around the country.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Taking a 'Freedom Ride' Against Pennsylvania's Voter ID [Photos] Photo

Taking a ‘Freedom Ride’ Against Pennsylvania’s Voter ID [Photos]

by Aura Bogado on July 27 2012, 9:40AM

More than 1,000 people rallied against Pennsylvania’s voter ID law this week. James Cersonsky shares his images from a “Freedom Ride” bus to the capital.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Watch

General Motors and Walgreens Leave ALEC, 30 Firms Have Left

by Jorge Rivas on July 26 2012, 2:23PM

Walgreens and General Motors are the 29th and 30th corporations to announce that they have dropped ALEC.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Why the Voter ID Faceoff in Pennsylvania Is Crucial

Why the Voter ID Faceoff in Pennsylvania Is Crucial

by Brentin Mock on July 25 2012, 9:52AM

Ten voters will attempt to show in court that the law has clear and racially biased impact on Pennsylvanians’ right to vote.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Study Links 'Racial Resentment' and Voter ID Support

Study Links ‘Racial Resentment’ and Voter ID Support

by Aura Bogado on July 20 2012, 9:49AM

Race and racism continue to determine your attitudes towards voter ID—and whether you can even get one.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

New Romney Ad Pushes Mexican Roots with Grandpa on Horseback Wearing Cowboy Hat

New Romney Ad Pushes Mexican Roots with Grandpa on Horseback Wearing Cowboy Hat

by Jorge Rivas on July 18 2012, 2:37PM

Earlier this year Mitt Romney told Univision it would be disingenuous for him to claim he was Mexican.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Minnesota Voter ID Amendment Draws Youth Activists

Minnesota Voter ID Amendment Draws Youth Activists

by Aura Bogado on July 18 2012, 9:20AM

Minnesota’s voter ID is creating a new generation of activists fighting for social justice. Miracle Randle is one of them.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics, Voting Rights Watch

Why Our Vision of America's Future Must Count People of Color's Needs

Why Our Vision of America’s Future Must Count People of Color’s Needs

by Rinku Sen on July 18 2012, 9:19AM

It would be best to build an agenda for the country based on who and what we want to be, rather than on who and what we fear.

Topics: Census, Politics, Movement

Colorlines.com Readers Caption Pictures of Romney Getting Shade at NAACP Meeting

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2012, 3:59PM

Winning comments from you.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Politics

It's Bigger Than Texas: Voting Rights News Roundup

It’s Bigger Than Texas: Voting Rights News Roundup

by Aura Bogado on July 13 2012, 1:07PM

Voters stand up for themselves in Texas; purge-fest spreads beyond Florida; and ALEC’s exodus continues. This and more in our voting rights news roundup.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

NBC News: Jesse Jackson Being Treated For Alcoholism in Arizona Facility

NBC News: Jesse Jackson Being Treated For Alcoholism in Arizona Facility

by Jorge Rivas on July 12 2012, 11:47AM

Sources who say they are close to the family claim Jackson is battling alcohol.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Mitt Romney On NAACP Booing: If They Want 'More Free Stuff' They Should Vote For Obama

Mitt Romney On NAACP Booing: If They Want ‘More Free Stuff’ They Should Vote For Obama

by Jorge Rivas on July 12 2012, 10:58AM

On Wednesday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported that Mitt Romney responded to being booed at the NAACP by taking a punch at the mostly black audience and saying if they want more free stuff from the government to vote for President Obama.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Texas' Road To Victory in Its Decades Long Fight Against Voting Rights

Texas’ Road To Victory in Its Decades Long Fight Against Voting Rights

by Brentin Mock on July 12 2012, 10:14AM

In 1944, a landmark Supreme Court decision over Texas’ Jim Crow laws changed the arc of voting history. This week, the case that’s expected to change things again began its trip to the Roberts court.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Politics

Texas vs. Voting Rights, 1944 to 2012 [Infographic] Infographic

Texas vs. Voting Rights, 1944 to 2012 [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee on July 12 2012, 10:11AM

The state’s current challenge to the Voting Rights Act isn’t new. For decades, it’s put up the nation’s most aggressive fight against federal authority to protect voters of color.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Politics

Romney Allegedly Bussed in 200 Supporters to NAACP to Cheer for Him

Romney Allegedly Bussed in 200 Supporters to NAACP to Cheer for Him

by Jorge Rivas on July 11 2012, 4:23PM

The people you heard cheering for Mitt Romney at the NAACP meeting Wednesday were not all NAACP members.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The Faces (and Reactions) in the Audience as Mitt Romney Delivered NAACP Speech

The Faces (and Reactions) in the Audience as Mitt Romney Delivered NAACP Speech

by Jorge Rivas on July 11 2012, 2:31PM

The face reactions of the audience at the NAACP meeting as Mitt Romney delivered his speech.

Topics: /NOW, Politics