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Voters at a polling station

A five-decade bipartisan consensus on this key piece of civil rights legislation has collapsed—right when we need its protections more than ever before.

The good news is that things have gotten so bad, almost everyone agrees we need to make big changes.

Voting in California

It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

It will be resisting not only voter-suppression laws in key swing states but also harassment from the Tea Party group True the Vote.

Polling station

A former voter ID supporter realizes the real racial motive behind supposedly “common sense” reforms. 

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Artur Davis

The former black congressman became a star among tea partiers after coming out in support of Voter ID laws.

Highlights from the Voting Rights Watch 2012 blog, from Brentin Mock, Aura Bogado and Maegan E. Ortiz

Blogs

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

Dim prospects for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the House illustrate how far right of the American mainstream the GOP has drifted. 

November 5, 2013

The government shutdown is all about electoral politics—particularly the gerrymandering of Republican districts and primaries that make compromise impossible.

October 1, 2013

Pay attention when conservatives talk to one another: they reveal their sedulous plans.

September 26, 2013

The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since 1965, but civil rights activists are fighting back.

August 28, 2013

As Ryan met secretly with the billionaire campaign donors, the largest city in his district called for getting corporate cash out of politics.

August 22, 2013