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“Money Out, Voting In” should become labor’s mantra.

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.

Blogs

The bad news? Ohio’s Secretary of State swiftly limited early voting hours.

October 17, 2012

Despite a series of voting rights victories, ballot box bullies will still try to dissuade voters.

October 16, 2012

Voter ID laws have been blocked in South Carolina and Mississippi, the latter where a Tea Party leader says women don’t deserve to vote.

October 10, 2012

Jon Husted wants Supreme Court to invalidate final three days of early voting in crucial battleground state

October 9, 2012

Despite a federal obligation to do so, the swing state’s public service agencies are accused of not providing their clients with voter registration forms.

October 9, 2012

Representative Elijah Cummings and law experts say if they are targeting people of color, a court could find True the Vote operations unlawful.

October 8, 2012

The recent spate of voting laws clearly aren't about fraud. They're about keeping young, minority voters away from the polls. 

October 5, 2012

The New Mexico GOP has been caught in a new video instructing its poll watchers to illegally enforce voter ID. A Republican congressman from the state tells The Nation that he agrees with the effort. 

October 4, 2012

Representative Daryl Metcalfe says judge who blocked state’s voter ID law yesterday enables the “entitlement mentality” and people who live off others’ labor. 

October 3, 2012

Minnesota’s communities of color are changing the narrative about the state’s voter ID amendment.

October 2, 2012