Voting

Breaking the Ballot: A Conversation with Carol Anderson on How Voter Suppression is Damaging Our Democracy

By Rosemary Eng BlackmansStreet.Today Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler professor and chair of African American studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, will be speaking October 25, 2018, about her new book, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy, New York University School of Law, 44 Charlton Street, New York City. http://its.law.nyu.edu/eventcalendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.detail&id=68738 See Professor Carol Anderson[Read More…]

VoteRiders Helps Citizens Get the Voting Identification They Need

 By Rosemary Eng BlackmansStreet.Today A non-profit, non-partisan organization called VoteRiders https://www.voteriders.org works to help people struggling with voter ID issues. VoteRiders leaves the legal and political battles around voting to “partners” such as the ACLU of Arkansas, Black Voters Matter and Florida’s UnidasUS.  Workers with partner groups can contact VoteRiders when they need to help people struggling with understanding and[Read More…]

Federal Judge Rules Texas Voter Law Was Enacted to Discriminate Against Blacks

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS–A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that Texas’ 2011 voter photo ID law, the nation’s strictest, was written and passed by the Texas legislature with the intention of keeping African American and Hispanic voters away from the polls in what is fast becoming a swing state instead of a Republican stronghold. The law required voters to produce[Read More…]