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New York Governor Restores Voting Rights to Parolees

An estimated 35,000 residents, overwhelmingly Black and Latinx, stand to benefit from Andrew Cuomo’s executive order.

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Federal Judge: Florida's Voting Ban for Formerly Incarcerated People is Unconstitutional

The judge said that civil rights cannot be withheld based on “partisan, religious or racial bias.”

Ten protestors blocked the George Washington Bridge around 8 a.m. EST today, which can have almost 9,000 cars heading to Manhattan between 8 and 9 a.m.

Immigrant and Voting Rights Activists Shut Down NYC-NJ Bridge in #SomosVisible Campaign

Ten people successfully blocked traffic on the George Washington Bridge during rush hour. 

Virginia's Governor is Restoring Ex-Offenders' Voting Rights One by One

Terry McAuliffe: “The struggle for civil rights has always been a long and difficult one, but the fight goes on.”

Virginia Gov Restores Voting Rights to 200,000+ Formerly Incarcerated

Governor Terry McAuliffe: “If we are going to build a stronger and more equal Virginia, we must break down barriers to participation in civic life for people who return to society seeking a second chance.”

Lawsuit Says Ohio Secretary of State Illegally Disenfranchised Registered Voters

The ACLU and Demos allege that Jon Husted violated the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 when he purged 2 million people from the state’s voter rolls.

SCOTUS Unanimously Affirms 'One Person, One Vote' Principle

In an 8-0 decision, the Supreme Court affirmed that nonvoters should continue to be counted when dividing up congressional districts. This is a big voting rights win for people of color.

SCOTUS Just Heard 2 Cases That Could Redefine Voting Rights in America

If the challengers have their way, the “one person, one vote” principle will ignore millions of Americans.

California Will Now Automatically Register Citizens to Vote

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla: “Citizens should not be required to opt in to their fundamental right to vote. We do not have to opt in to other rights, such as free speech or due process.”

Virginia Governor Says Ex-Offenders No Longer Have To Pay To Restore Voting Rights, Likens Old Policy to Poll Taxes

Ex-offenders in Virginia no longer have to pay court costs and fees before regaining right to vote, hold office or serve on a jury.

Hillary Clinton Calls For Sweeping Voting Reform

Hillary Clinton calls for an overhaul of American voting system, including automatic universal registration.

For the Supreme Court, New Term Means Renewed Attacks on Civil Rights Legislation

Brace yourself.

Only Property Owners Should Vote Says Fla. Congressman

Fla. Rep. Yoho doesn’t stop with the nonsense, this time: voting.

Two Republican Leaders Give Up on Voter ID

Sen. Rand Paul and Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett throw in the towel on voter ID

Debo Adegbile Faces Senate For Justice Department Civil Rights Post

Civil rights attorney Debo Adegbile goes up against Senate conservatives today who may grill him about representing Mumia Abu Jamal

Congress May Fix the Voting Rights Act This Year. Here's Why

Wanna bet that Congress restores key functions of the Voting Rights Act before New Years?

What Would It Take To Pass a Voting Rights Amendment? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mapping out a constitutional solution to the Supreme Court’s devastating ruling this summer.

Rep. John Lewis Debuts His New Graphic Novel at Comic-Con

Rep. John Lewis was himself inspired by a comic book based on civil rights in the 1960s. Now he’s produced his own.

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Proof of Citizenship Voting Law

Proof of citizenship law in Arizona, which burdened Latino and Native American voters, has been struck by high court.

U.S. Reports to U.N. on Ending Racial Bias, With No Plan of Its Own

U.S. says it can do more to address racial injustice. Civil rights group agree.