Voting Rights

"My dear friends: Your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union."

Rep. John Lewis

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Large Racial Turnout Gap

Persisted in 2020 Election

 

The Brennan Center, August 2021

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Jim Crow Killed Voting Rights

for Generations. Now the GOP

Is Repeating History.

 

Mother Jones, June 2021

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Voting Laws Roundup:

May 2021

 

The Brennan Center, May 2021

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A short history of the long conservative assault on

Black voting power

 

CNN, May 2021

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Florida Republicans Just Passed a Georgia-Style Voter Suppression Bill

 

Mother Jones, April 2021

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Texas Republicans are Taking 

Voter Suppression to the Next Level 

 

Vanity Fair, April 2021

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How Gerrymandering

Began in the US

 

History, April 2021

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If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?

 

The New York Times, April 2021

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M.L.B. Pulls All-Star Game

From Georgia in Response

to Voting Law

 

The New York Times, April 2021

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Virginia Becomes

a Voting Rights Bastion

 

The New York Times, April 2021

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HP, Dow, Under Armour among

nearly 200 companies speaking

out against voting law changes

in Texas, other states

 

The Washington Post, April 2021

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What Georgia’s Voting

Law Really Does

 

The New York Times, April 2021

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Gov. Brian Kemp signed a wide-ranging bill that targets Black voters with uncanny accuracy.

 

The Brennan Center,  March 2021

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Black Executives Call

on Corporations to Fight

Restrictive Voting Laws

 

The New York Times,  March 2021

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One Old Way of Keeping Black People From Voting Still Works

 

The New York Times,  March 2021

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Republicans Are Taking Their Voter Suppression Efforts to

New Extremes

 

Mother Jones,  Feb. 2021

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Democrats Push Voting-Rights Expansion With Fresh Urgency

New York, Jan. 2021

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Black Voters Understood

What the Stakes Were

The Atlantic, Jan.  2021

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Jail inmates can vote in Washington — but they may not know it

Crosscut, Oct. 2020

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When voting doesn’t

work, inequity follows 

 

The Washington Post, Sept.  2020

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The Voting Rights Act

Hangs by a Thread

 

The Atlantic,  Feb. 2021

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Bill giving those with felonies

the right to vote is introduced

in Washington Legislature

The Seattle Times, Jan. 2021

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Decades of Inequality Shadow

Voter Turnout in Rural Georgia

Moyers On Democracy, Nov.  2020

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Are Democrats losing the

battle over voter suppression?

 

Politico, Oct.  2020

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The Attack on Voting 

in the 2020 Election

NYT Magazine, Sept. 2020

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Strict absentee voting

limits proposed after

record Georgia turnout

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jan. 2021

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Oregon Bill Would Enable 

People to Vote from Prison

The Appeal, Jan. 2021

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Let the Incarcerated Vote

The Atlantic, Oct.  2020

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Racist voter suppression

tactics are making a

comeback in the 2020. 

 

Business Insider, Oct.  2020

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The Racist History of

Voter Registration

Times Magazine, June  2020

Books

Please buy from a black-owned bookstore (click here for a list), your local independent bookstore, or from the Bookshop link provided.

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Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight

for a Fair America

Stacey Abrams, 2020

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One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is

Destroying Our Democracy

Carol Anderson, 2019

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Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Ari Berman, 2016

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The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice

 

Gloria Browne-Marshall2016

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Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America

Gilda R Daniels, 2020

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On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of African American Voting Rights

Lawrence Goldstone, 2020

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Let My People Vote:

My Battle to Restore

the Civil Rights of

Returning Citizens

Desmond Meade, 2020

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The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the

United States

Alexander Keyssar , 2000

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Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote,& Insisted on Equality for All

Martha S. Jones, 2020

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Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy

Darryl Pinckney, 2014

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The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy

Zachary Roth, 2016

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The Hidden History of the War on Voting: Who Stole Your Vote and How to

Get It Back

Thom Hartmann, 2020

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The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present

Allan J. Lichtman, 2018

Watch

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Whose Vote Counts

Frontline

54 min.

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Suppressed 2020:

The Fight to Vote

40 min.

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Suppressed:

The Fight to Vote

 38 min.

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All In: 

The Fight for Democracy

1 hour, 42 min.

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Rigged: The Voter

Suppression Playbook

1 hour, 19 min.

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Slay the Dragon

1 hour, 41 min.

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Good Trouble

1 hour, 36 min.

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Selma

2 hours, 8 min.

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Recount

(Dramatization of 2000 election)

1 hour, 56 min.

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All The Way 

(LBJ & Voting Rights Act)

2 hours, 12 min.

Listen

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System Check

Every Vote Must Count. We talk to Sherrilyn Ifill and Alicia Garza about the convoluted system of casting your vote. (49 min.)

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Lady Don't Take No

 Desmond Meade author of Let My People Vote & president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (45 min.)

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When They See Us Vote

7 episode series

Organizations Working for Voting Rights & Reform

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ACLU

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Brennan Center

for Justice

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Common 

Power

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Advancement

Project

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Campaign

Legal Center

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Demos

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All Voting is Local

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Black Voters

Matter

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Civic Alliance

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Common 

Cause

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Fair

Fight

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FairVote

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Florida Rights

Restoration Coalition

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Florida Rising

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Lawyers' Committee

for Civil Rights

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The Leadership

Conference

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Let America Vote

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More Than a Vote

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NAACP Legal Defense

& Educational Fund 

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Rock the Vote

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The Sentencing

Project

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Southern Coalition

for Social Justice

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Voice of the

Experienced

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VoteRiders

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Voting 

Rights Lab

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Washington

Voting Justice

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Woke Vote