Almost 152 years since Black voting rights were established by the 15th Amendment, federal intervention to protect voting rights remains essential.
White House Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond said Senators straddling the fence need to remember that voting rights are the bedrock of democracy.
Celebrated last November for saving Democracy, Black organizers and the voters they mobilized will not rest until federal voting rights legislation is passed.
Biden and Harris met with civil rights leaders Thursday at the urging of movement leaders and congressional Democrats who are concerned about the recent attempts to disenfranchise Black voters and marginalized groups, especially in light of the upcoming 2022 midterms elections.
Democrats were sent back to square one after Senate Republicans used a filibuster to block the For The People Act -- legislation that would have overhauled U.S. elections and greatly benefitted Black voters, in particular.
Some Congressional Black Caucus members believe that voting rights should be prioritized alongside broader election reform legislation.
The anniversary of the 15th Amendment is a good time to recommit to protecting democracy and ensuring ballot access for all.
Virginia’s Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe is defending his decision to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons who have served their time and paid their debt to society. McAuliffe says laws restricting felons’ rights were a burden for African-Americans, but many Republicans say McAuliffe’s actions are an effort to help support former Secretary of State […]