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Five Local and State Races to Watch on Election Day

Five Local and State Races to Watch on Election Day

by Brentin Mock on November 1 2013, 5:23PM

It’s an off year for elections, but there are some important races you should be following.

Topics: Politics

Where Will a Next Generation Emerge in Black Electoral Politics?

Where Will a Next Generation Emerge in Black Electoral Politics?

by Shani O. Hilton on April 2 2012, 9:39AM

Four years ago youth of color—and African Americans in particular—played a larger role than they had in generations. Will that generation continue to vote, organize and even find their way into key campaign roles in such significant numbers?

Topics: Politics

Five Million Voters May Lose Rights in the 2012 Elections

Five Million Voters May Lose Rights in the 2012 Elections

by Brentin Mock on March 6 2012, 8:34AM

Two states in the Super Tuesday primaries—Georgia and Tennessee—are part of a wave of states that created troubling voting laws following the Tea Party Republican victories of 2010.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

The Wealthy One Percent That's Behind Minnesota's Voter ID Push

The Wealthy One Percent That’s Behind Minnesota’s Voter ID Push

by Brentin Mock on February 10 2012, 9:45AM

The perennial swing state’s wealthiest finance institutions and conservative political operatives are banding together to disenfranchise millions of voters, according to a new report.

Topics: ALEC, Voting Rights, Politics

Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank Execs Funding Pols Behind Minnesota Voter ID Push

Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank Execs Funding Pols Behind Minnesota Voter ID Push

by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2012, 2:16PM

TakeAction Minnesota says that executives from Minnesota’s three largest banks—Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and TC—have bankrolled the politicians who are working to restrict voter rights in the state.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Obama Recess Appointments: Enough for AFL-CIO Endorsement?

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 2:43PM

Insiders say Obama’s recent appointments may give the country’s largest labor union the necessary cover to endorse President Obama.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

5 Reasons Why You Should Care About New Restrictive Voting Laws

5 Reasons Why You Should Care About New Restrictive Voting Laws

by Jorge Rivas on November 8 2011, 12:29PM

As restrictive new voter registration laws sweep the country, advocates are pressuring the Justice department to step in.

Topics: Politics

The Maddening Effect of South Carolina's Proposed Voter ID Law

The Maddening Effect of South Carolina’s Proposed Voter ID Law

by Jorge Rivas on October 25 2011, 11:44AM

Poor black people in the South have to jump through hoops to be able to vote in 2012.

Topics: Politics

96-Year-Old Black Woman Denied Right to Vote in Tennessee

96-Year-Old Black Woman Denied Right to Vote in Tennessee

by Jorge Rivas on October 6 2011, 2:06PM

Dorothy Cooper may not be able to vote in 2012. It’ll be the first election she’s missed in 50 years.

Topics: Politics

Report: New Restrictive Voting Rules Could Hurt 5 Million Americans

Report: New Restrictive Voting Rules Could Hurt 5 Million Americans

by Jorge Rivas on October 4 2011, 2:00PM

New restrictive voting laws across the country could affect up to five million voters from traditionally Democratic demographics in 2012, a new report has found.

Topics: Politics

Compton Latino Residents Sue for Elections Overhaul

Compton Latino Residents Sue for Elections Overhaul

by Julianne Hing on January 18 2011, 2:39PM

A battle between black and brown voters is brewing in Southern California.

Topics: Politics

Asian and Latinos Voters Keep Pollsters Guessing

Asian and Latinos Voters Keep Pollsters Guessing

by Julianne Hing on November 23 2010, 9:35AM

Neither party can take these powerful voting blocs for granted.

Topics: Politics

Can't Vote? Here Are Five Ways You CAN Participate

Can’t Vote? Here Are Five Ways You CAN Participate

by Kyle Bella on November 2 2010, 9:52AM

Millions of Americans aren’t allowed inside the ballot box. Here’s how they can still shape the political process.

Topics: 2010 Elections

Go Vote! Here's Help Finding (and Watching) Your Polling Site

Go Vote! Here’s Help Finding (and Watching) Your Polling Site

by Kai Wright on November 2 2010, 9:46AM

People literally died so we could do this thing today.

Topics: 2010 Elections, Kai Wright

The Most Racist Campaign in Decades, and What It Demands of Us

The Most Racist Campaign in Decades, and What It Demands of Us

by Rinku Sen on October 28 2010, 10:41AM

ColorLines Publisher Rinku Sen puts the frightful past two years of political discourse in context.

Topics: Election: Now What?, Politics

Poor, Jobless, and Getting out the Vote

Poor, Jobless, and Getting out the Vote

by Michelle Chen on August 19 2010, 9:15AM

Labor hopes to make the unemployed their own political interest group.

Topics: On Gender, Politics

45th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act Photo

45th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

by Jamilah King, Hatty Lee on August 7 2010, 3:13PM

A look back at the historic blow for racial justice.

Topics: History

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