On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit against North Carolina’s new voter suppression law. According to DOJ, the law violates the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 by discriminating against minorities.
Last week, the League of Women Voters joined fellow civil rights groups and activists from across the country in gathering at the Lincoln Memorial for the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1963 March on Washington.
North Carolina Politicians Target College Students’ Right to Vote
League of Women Voters Calls on Department of Justice and Congress to Act without Delay
On Monday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed the most suppressive voting law in decades.
EDITORIAL NOTE: This guest blog post was written by Nelda Holder, a board member of the League of Women Voters of North Carolina.
This week, both the Senate and House of Representatives held hearings to discuss the future of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Late last month, the U.S.
In its ruling on Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court erased fundamental protections against racial discrimination in voting that have been critical in protecting our democracy for more than four decades.
Editorial Note: This blog post is written by Andrea Kaminski, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.
Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau came out with its much-anticipated data regarding voter participation in Election 2012. See the data set here.