On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit against North Carolina’s new voter suppression law. North Carolina's law is just one of an onslaught of attacks on voting rights taking place across states following the Supreme Court’s decision against the VRA this summer.
Four young women from Austin, TX who are in Washington, DC to compete in the National History Day Competition visited our offices to discuss their impressive project that explores the origins and sustaining impact of the pivotal Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Voting rights have been under attack in state legislatures across the country for more than a decade and there are no signs of it letting up in 2013. Indeed 2013 could be a year that sets back voting rights more than all of the attacks of the past decade combined.