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Early Voters

Voters in fourteen states faced new restrictions, and in several races, disenfranchised voters could have changed the outcome.

Voter ID

Voters in fourteen states—many with tight races—will face new restrictions at the polling booth for the first time in November.

Former Chief Justice Earl Warren on the eve of his eightieth birthday, in 1971

How did “one person, one vote” become the rule for statehouses across the country?

LBJ

The fiftieth anniversary celebrations of Johnson’s Great Society agenda should not overlook the travesties of the war. 

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Kris Kobach, Republican secretary of state for Kansas. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Some states are reviving disenfranchisement schemes that date back to the antebellum South.

Selma to Montgomery march, 1965. (Bruce Davidson/Magnum)

A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.

SCOTUS

The Supreme Court affirmed the rights of gay people just as it rode roughshod over the rights of African-Americans.

Supreme Court

Activists are already moving ‘from outrage to action’ in fighting the Supreme Court’s awful VRA decision.

Ari Berman on the Supreme Court's ruling in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Greg Mitchell on the US media and Syria, Dave Zirin on the protests in Brazil

Blogs

To address dismal election participation, Bernie Sanders proposes giving citizens time off for Democracy Day.

November 17, 2014

DOJ’s aggressive defense of voting rights is one of the most important aspects of Holder’s tenure.

September 25, 2014

A grassroots citizen-driven campaign has forced the Senate to debate a constitutional response to Citizens United.

September 7, 2014

The federal government and civil rights groups want the state's anti-voting law blocked before the 2014 midterms. 

July 7, 2014

Why a forty-year-old plan for universal same-day registration makes more sense now than when reformers promoted it in the 1970s.

May 16, 2014

Join the growing movement in support of a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United and ending the ever-growing influx of big money into our politics.

April 2, 2014

Fourty-seven town meetings tell legislators and Congress it's time for a money-out-of-politics amendment.

March 24, 2014

A presidential commission has proposed steps to make registering and voting easier. But it does not address the crisis of exceptionally low turnout.

January 22, 2014

Sixteen states and 500 communities have demanded an amendment to the US Constitution. Twenty fourteen will be a year of action.

January 21, 2014

An agenda of constitutional amendments, structural changes and referendum votes for raises and rights.

January 1, 2014