Tag Archives: Voting Rights Act

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren Calls for Racial Justice “None of us can ignore what is happening in this country,” she said.

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for broad reform of police and compared today’s Black Lives Matter movement to the Civil Rights movement that won the right to vote [...]
Julian Bond and Martin Luther King cast their ballots in Atlanta on Feb. 23, 1966.

Julian Bond Was a Leader With Strength and Character

  The news this weekend that Julian Bond passed away at 75 saddened me deeply. America has lost a true and still vital champion for justice.   President Barack Obama, hailing Bond as a hero [...]
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Federal Appeals Court Rules Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act

  By Ryan Reilly and Samantha Lachman, Huffington Post   A federal appeals court on Wednesday found that Texas’ strict voter identification law violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, in a victory for [...]
President Obama, third from left, walks holding hands with Amelia Boynton, who was beaten during Bloody Sunday, as they, the First Family and others, including Rep. John Lewis (D-GA.), walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

President Obama, 20,000 mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights clash in Selma, Alabama Obama Says, "Our Work is Never Done"

Leading thousands of marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, President Barack Obama paid tribute to the men and women that stood their ground in the face of violent attacks March 7, 1965 [...]
Cardinal Francis Joseph Spellman, archbishop of New York; the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.; and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City in 1962 for the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. 1962 New York State Archives.

A Close Alliance Between MLK and Nelson Rockefeller Revealed

By Kevin M. Burke, Ph. D., The Root While much is being made about the new movie Selma’s depiction of the complicated relationship between the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson [...]
Senator Boxer speaking at La Clinica in Oakland on Monday, August 5th. Photo taken by Redell Frazier

POST TV: Senator Boxer Talks Affordable Care Act, Voting Rights Amendments

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) made a visit to La Clínica de La Raza health center in Oakland this week advocating for the Affordable Care Act and educating the community on how this health reform will [...]

Voting Rights Act & Tea Party Nightmares

North Carolina — once poster child for the New South — now displays the nightmares spawned by the Tea Party right no longer restrained by the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court’s conservative gang [...]