Voting Rights

[Video] John Oliver: The Other People of Color Barred From Voting

The racist roots of why people of color living in U.S. territories still can’t vote.

50 Years After 'Bloody Sunday': Remembering the Activists Behind the Scenes

A look at the students and teachers who helped lead the fight for black voting rights in 1965.

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

Meet the Preacher Behind "Moral Mondays" in NC

Rev William Barber is inspiring a lot of people

Kentucky Debates Easing Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

Advocates anticipate victory.

Why I'd Rather Hear Eric Holder Deliver the State of the Union Tonight

What issue has Obama been addressing inadequately that Holder has confronted more forcefully?

Oprah to Produce Ava DuVernay's Voting Rights Film 'Selma'

DuVernay took over directing duties from Lee Daniels, who faced numerous challenges in financing the project.

Florida's Upcoming Race-Tested Special Election

The March 11 Florida race for an empty congressional seat will be a sign of the political and racial temperatures in the state.

The Voting Rights Act Fix is In

Civil rights group are giving the bill some side-eye for failing to recognize voter ID laws.

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

DC's Non-Citizens Could Get Right To Vote

The bill, if passed, will affect up to 50,000 District of Columbia residents.

Yelp! Joins ALEC Amidst Ongoing Criticism

At least 50 corporations and nonprofits have severed ties with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), but Yelp! is just getting on board.

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?

Parting Words From Resigning NAACP President Ben Jealous

NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund also loses civil rights pillar in attorney Debo Adebile, who is now counsel for the U.S. Senate judiciary committee.

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.

Five Decisions to Watch From the Supreme Court

The high court’s decisions will affect the future of affirmative action, voting rights, tribal sovereignty, and marriage equality.

Two Ways Arizona's Proof of Citizenship Law Might Get Reinstated

Justice Scalia and Senators Cruz and Vitter are creating paths for Arizona to revive the proof of citizenship requirement.