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Voting Rights Act
Voting Rights Act news and analysis from The Nation
March 5, 2021
The Supreme Court Is Poised to Find New Ways to Disenfranchise Black Voters
If the court gives the go-ahead to two new, blatantly discriminatory voting laws, we can say goodbye to free and fair elections.
February 22, 2021
The GOP’s 2022 Strategy: Voter Suppression or Bust
After failing to suppress enough Black votes to steal the 2020 election, Republicans are preparing for a heist the next time around.
January 26, 2021
The Fight to Revive Democracy Has Only Just Begun
Two bills awaiting the new Senate would ensure that everyone can vote—and that their votes matter.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
November 2, 2020
This Election, Black Women Are Leading the Way—Again
With voting rights under attack, activists like Stacey Abrams and LaTosha Brown are continuing the struggle that leaders like Fannie Lou Hamer helped ignite.
Keisha N. Blain
October 30, 2020
Every Vote Must Count
On the first episode of our new podcast,
, we explain why our country’s voting system doesn’t work for most of us.
Dorian T. Warren
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October 29, 2020
If You Can’t Speak English, Good Luck Voting in Trump’s America
The Department of Justice has left millions of voters who need language help without government protection.
October 28, 2020
For Black Americans, Being Voters Is Who We Are
Voting is not merely one right among many, an act reducible to pulling a lever. It is an identity that is a marker of full citizenship.
Dorian T. Warren
October 26, 2020
What Amy Coney Barrett Means for the Future of Voting Rights
Unless we act, I fear a return to Jim Crow regime under which my grandparents and tens of millions of Black people suffered is inevitable.
August 24, 2020
How Yale Became the Latest Target in the Plot to Kill Affirmative Action
In the coming days, the DOJ will borrow a page from the conservative playbook and likely sue Yale for violating the rights of white and Asian students.
July 19, 2020
How We Remember a Prophet
Republicans who refuse to restore the Voting Rights Act while decorating the grave of Representative John Lewis with flowery words testify against themselves.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II