Tag Archives: Voting Rights

Alabama Case That Could Limit Voting Rights Act Heard At Supreme Court

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Ariana Figueroa, Michigan Advance U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a case that challenges an Alabama redistricting map and could potentially eliminate remaining federal safeguards against racial gerrymandering. Voting rights advocates fear that the high court’s conservative majority will further weaken the Voting Rights Act, with implications …

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Congressional Black Caucus Urges DOJ To Act To Protect Voting Rights

Congressional Black Caucus

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, and Congressman Mondaire Jones led over 40 Congressional Black Caucus members in calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to aggressively protect voting rights and fight against disenfranchisement, gerrymandering, voter purges, and other forms of voter suppression, vote dilution, and election subversion. “These …

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Voting Rights Bills Once Again Blocked By Republicans

Sen. Joe Manchin

Senate Republicans once again blocked a pair of voting rights bills in a Wednesday evening procedural vote, holding firm in their opposition to a top priority of President Joe Biden and prompting Democrats to take up filibuster reform – even without full party support. In an expected loss, Democrats failed to …

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Abortion Rights Groups Tie Their Fight To Voting Rights

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema

Barbara Rodriguez, Amanda Becker Originally published by The 19th The abortion rights group NARAL said Tuesday it will no longer back candidates who don’t support Democratic efforts to pass federal voting rights legislation, just hours after the similarly aligned Emily’s List said it will pull its endorsement of U.S. Sen. …

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