Film Gives Unflinching Look at Voter Suppression in U.S. | The Washington Informer

James Wright, The U.S. political system has been partial to right-wing politicians and causes because of their use of money and organization for voter suppression, particularly against people of color, according to the gripping film “Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook.” Two screenings of the film were held Friday morning at the Walter E. Washington Convention […]

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This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for American democracy | The Washington Post

Dana Milbank, The Washington Post Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Featured Image This is no time to be on the sidelines. Stacey Abrams: Stand up and be counted. “I do not want to serve in the Senate,” says the hugely popular former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Steve Bullock: Stand up and be counted. “My talents […]

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Police look into threatening letter sent to North Carolina mayor | The Hill

John Bowden, The Hill Vi Lyles, 68, the first black woman to serve as Charlotte’s mayor, referenced her experience growing up in the segregated South during a city council vote on a resolution condemning President Trump’s “racist and xenophobic comments.” (Travis Dove/For The Washington Post). Featured Image Police in Charlotte, N.C., are investigating after a […]

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Activists say new Tennessee law aims to suppress African American votes | The Guardian

Khushbu Shah, The Guardian The Equity Alliance registered nearly 100,000 black voters in Tennessee during the midterm elections in 2018. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images. Featured Image Tequila Johnson lists off laundromats, nightclubs and churches. Those are the places her team of 150 volunteers visited during the midterm elections last year, registering black voters across […]

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Racial, Prison Gerrymandering Lawsuits to Make for a Busy Year of Legal Battles As Redistricting Nears | Atlanta Black Star

As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or political parties.

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Virginia GOPs Appeal Decision for New Legislative Map That Won’t Pack Black Voters Into Certain Districts | Atlanta Black Star

Facebook0Twitter0MailAssociated Press , Atlanta Black Star Photo illustration by Tracy Ma. Source photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, via Library of Congress. Featured Image WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court […]

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