Voting Rights Acts

Spotlight: Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr.

Barack Obama (left) and Martin Luther King Jr. (right) are shown. | AP Photos

Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. >by Jonathan Allen | 8/24/13 7:01 AM EDT| Politico |Just a note: The March on Washington that took place on Aug. 28, 1963, was one of the largest political rallies and peaceful gathering in the nation for civil rights; highlighting the push for Jobs, Independence and Civil Liberties – […]

South Carolina Voter ID Law: Justice Department Blocks Controversial Legislation

South Carolina Voter ID law

>MEG KINNARD   12/23/11 08:44 PM ET   |[One for the good guys...right on, right on, right on!] COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Justice Department on Friday rejected South Carolina’s law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, saying it makes it harder for minorities to cast ballots. It was the first voter ID […]

One Million New Voters Register

By Digby | Hullabaloo  | Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 06:08 AM |What Do You Think? If You Like this Article, Press Like, Comment and Share? | Much of the news on the voting rights has been scary in recent months. Nearly 20 states have passed laws to complicate the voting process in […]

What We Stand For Civil Rights

Democrats have a long and proud history of defending Civil Rights and expanding opportunity for all Americans. From the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009, Democrats have fought to end discrimination in all forms—including discrimination based on race, sex, ethnicity or national origin, language, religion, sexual orientation, […]

Ron Paul, Rick Perry and Other Right Wingers Want to Turn Back the Clock to 1900 — What Was Life Like Back Then?

TEA PARTY AND THE RIGHT AlterNet / By J.A. Myerson: Thank goodness for the progressive era, the New Deal and the Great Society, and heaven (or the founders) help us if we allow the demolition of their gains. September 22, 2011 | Wednesday’s 230-195 vote in the GOP-controlled house against Speaker John Boehner’s special funding measure […]

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