Voting Rights and Redistricting

New and stricter voting laws being considered or implemented by Republican-led state legislatures threaten to disenfranchise millions of voters, including minorities, college students and senior citizens. The laws include requiring a state-issued photo identification card, limits on early voting, and stricter rules for groups that conduct voter registration drives. Supporters of the laws say they are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a Department of Justice study of all 50 states found that voter fraud is extremely rare. Opponents suspect that their true motivation is political in an effort to make voting more difficult or impossible for demographic groups that traditionally support Democrats.

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What's At Stake: HBCU Students Speak Out Against Voter ID Laws

Millennials tell Marc Lamont Hill why every vote counts. (10/29/2014)

Judge Declines to Act on Georgia Voting Dispute

More than 56,000 voter registration applications have not been processed.

Meet the Georgia Five: Black Women Running for Statewide Office

Voters could elect five Black women to statewide office in the Peach state.

Introducing What's at Stake

BET web series starts open dialogue about topics that matter to young African-Americans.

Civil Rights Groups Sue to Get Voter Registration Applications Processed

Georgia secretary of state forced to act on tens of thousands of applications.

50th Anniversary of March to Tackle Today's Issues

Activists are planning to use the event to energize people to address issues of current day voting rights and redistricting.
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