Category Archives: Voting Rights

Voting Rights | Martyrs For The Right To Vote

From about 1900 to 1965, most African Americans were not allowed to vote in the South. This was especially true in the Deep South: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. White people in power used many methods to keep … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread

ICYMI

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Saturday Open Thread

Have a terrific weekend with family and friends. I’m heading north this weekend. IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! We’ve got to keep thee candidates out FRONT Democratic gubernatorial nominees Ben Jealous of Maryland, Stacey Abrams of Georgia and Andrew Gillum of Florida … Continue reading

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President Barack Obama Speaks at the University of Illinois |Mid-term Elections

Today I’m at the University of Illinois to deliver a simple message to young people all over the country: You need to vote, because our democracy depends on it. I hope you'll tune in at 11am CT: https://t.co/34WjNaVAcU — Barack … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | The GOP Continues to Attack Voting Rights

ICYMI Lisa Desjardins ‏Verified account @LisaDNews A BIG DEAL: The Supreme Court 5-4 just upheld Ohio’s voter rolls law which automatically dropped voters who had not voted for two years or confirmed desire to vote. 7:14 AM – 11 Jun … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Happy Birthday Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For all you did for us as a country.. You were a true patriot. A true believer in this country. The lives you changed are still happening. Your ripples are still moving through time. Thank you.

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Tuesday Open Thread | Voter SUPPRESSION is REAL….Voter FRAUD is NOT

Case in point, Indiana. Republicans limiting early voting in Marion County, letting it bloom in suburbs Fatima Hussein, fatima.hussein@indystar.com Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 10, 2017 State and local Republicans have expanded early voting in GOP-dominated areas and restricted it … Continue reading

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