Ari Bermanm is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. His new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, about voting rights since 1965, will be published in August. He has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in October 2010 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux—for whom he is now working on a history of voting rights. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and political science.
Fifty years ago, African-Americans were denied the right to vote. Now the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.
“There is no such thing as not voting” is the faith that Darryl Pinckney grew up in.
Racism, segregation and inequality persist in this civil-rights battleground.
Democrats face significant obstacles in the fight to strengthen voting rights.
Voters in fourteen states faced new restrictions, and in several races, disenfranchised voters could have changed the outcome.
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Voters in fourteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.
This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.
Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.
A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.