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The bill, which would have required a photo ID to vote, was heavily opposed by many state and national groups. Over 40 organizations signed on to a letter that was sent to the Governor on Friday before he handed down his veto.
Posted Monday, June 20, 2011 by Katie Andriulli
What one homeless woman’s ongoing case tells us about America’s largest achievement gap.
The tide of public opinion may be turning against corporations.
Posted Thursday, June 16, 2011 by Micah Uetricht
Yesterday, Hardball and The Rachel Maddow Show ran segments highlighting the ongoing efforts by several state legislatures to make it more difficult to vote, blasting lawmakers for disenfranchising younger and older citizens.
Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by Jeffrey Boxer
Campus Progress and FELN sign onto a letter sent to the Ohio Senate President and House Speaker that voice concerns about the photo ID law being considered.
Living wage campaigns are activism young people are taking to across the country.
Posted Friday, June 10, 2011 by James Cersonsky
California Senate approves Same Day and Online Registration while Texas and Tennessee sign Photo ID into law.
Though the perception is that photo ID battles are slackening a bit, this week’s blog post proves that overall voter suppression efforts are not.
Welcome back to our Weekly Voter Suppression Update! We have legislative updates on over a dozen different states around the country along with video from Rachel Maddow on how these laws are being passed.
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A slight reprieve last week in legislative action provided a false sense of calm due to some states’ legislatures being in recess. Indeed, from photo ID legislation to comprehensive “election reform,” legislative momentum came back with a bang this week.
On the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, remember today’s young fighters for justice.
Posted Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by Micah Uetricht
While the dizzying pace of Photo ID proposals has slowed, the NY Times writes an editorial blasting the laws as hurting democracy.
A conservative group at Cornell tried to target religious blacks by screening an anti-abortion documentary and advertising that an Africana lecturer would deliver a speech. The lecturer, who is pro-choice, withdrew from the event when he learned the film’s actual message.
Posted Thursday, April 28, 2011 in Journalism Network by Catherine Lussenhop
It’s been another week full of activity on the photo ID front. The big win came from Montanta with Governor Schweitzer vetoing a bill that would have ended Election Day Registration.
A plurality of Americans are confused about the causes of slavery. But it’s not a surprise.
Posted Friday, April 15, 2011 by Simeon Talley
It’s been another week full of activity on the photo ID front, and this week’s update seems to be mainly bad news.
Posted Thursday, April 7, 2011 by Ruth Greenwood