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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News: Vote or Else: Why We Can't Stay Home on Election Day

The balance of power for Congress hinges on Black voters. (11/3/2014)

Commentary: I Vote to Give Voice to the Women Who Weren’t Allowed To

Black women can create a more representative political body that will fight for pay equity, health care access, improved educational opportunities and other issues.

Commentary: Voting Is the Only Way to Create a Real, Continued Democracy

Detroit resident Doris Rhea on the power of the vote.

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.
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