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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Voting Laws Roundup:

May 2021

 

The Brennan Center, May 2021

Jim Crow Killed Voting Rights

for Generations. Now the GOP

Is Repeating History.

 

Mother Jones, June 2021

A short history of the long conservative assault on

Black voting power

 

CNN, May 2021

Florida Republicans Just Passed a Georgia-Style Voter Suppression Bill

 

Mother Jones, April 2021

Texas Republicans are Taking 

Voter Suppression to the Next Level 

 

Vanity Fair, April 2021

How Gerrymandering

Began in the US

 

History, April 2021

If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?

 

The New York Times, April 2021

M.L.B. Pulls All-Star Game

From Georgia in Response

to Voting Law

 

The New York Times, April 2021

Virginia Becomes

a Voting Rights Bastion

 

The New York Times, April 2021

HP, Dow, Under Armour among

nearly 200 companies speaking

out against voting law changes

in Texas, other states

 

The Washington Post, April 2021

What Georgia’s Voting

Law Really Does

 

The New York Times, April 2021

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

 

The Brennan Center,  March 2021

Black Executives Call

on Corporations to Fight

Restrictive Voting Laws

 

The New York Times,  March 2021

One Old Way of Keeping Black People From Voting Still Works

 

The New York Times,  March 2021

Republicans Are Taking Their Voter Suppression Efforts to

New Extremes

 

Mother Jones,  Feb. 2021

Democrats Push Voting-Rights Expansion With Fresh Urgency

New York, Jan. 2021

Black Voters Understood

What the Stakes Were

The Atlantic, Jan.  2021

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

Crosscut, Oct. 2020

When voting doesn’t

work, inequity follows 

 

The Washington Post, Sept.  2020

The Voting Rights Act

Hangs by a Thread

 

The Atlantic,  Feb. 2021

Bill giving those with felonies

the right to vote is introduced

in Washington Legislature

The Seattle Times, Jan. 2021

Decades of Inequality Shadow

Voter Turnout in Rural Georgia

Moyers On Democracy, Nov.  2020

Are Democrats losing the

battle over voter suppression?

 

Politico, Oct.  2020

The Attack on Voting 

in the 2020 Election

NYT Magazine, Sept. 2020

Strict absentee voting

limits proposed after

record Georgia turnout

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jan. 2021

Oregon Bill Would Enable 

People to Vote from Prison

The Appeal, Jan. 2021

Let the Incarcerated Vote

The Atlantic, Oct.  2020

Racist voter suppression

tactics are making a

comeback in the 2020. 

 

Business Insider, Oct.  2020

The Racist History of

Voter Registration

Times Magazine, June  2020

Books

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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

Whose Vote Counts

Frontline

54 min.

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Suppressed 2020:

The Fight to Vote

40 min.

Suppressed:

The Fight to Vote

 38 min.

All In: 

The Fight for Democracy

1 hour, 42 min.

Rigged: The Voter

Suppression Playbook

1 hour, 19 min.

Slay the Dragon

1 hour, 41 min.

Good Trouble

1 hour, 36 min.

Selma

2 hours, 8 min.

Recount

(Dramatization of 2000 election)

1 hour, 56 min.

All The Way 

(LBJ & Voting Rights Act)

2 hours, 12 min.

Listen

System Check

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

Lady Don't Take No

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

When They See Us Vote

7 episode series

Organizations Working for Voting Rights & Reform

ACLU

Brennan Center

for Justice

Common 

Power

Advancement

Project

Campaign

Legal Center

Demos

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All Voting is Local

Black Voters

Matter

Civic Alliance

Common 

Cause

Fair

Fight

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FairVote

Florida Rights

Restoration Coalition

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Florida Rising

Lawyers' Committee

for Civil Rights

The Leadership

Conference

Let America Vote

More Than a Vote

NAACP Legal Defense

& Educational Fund 

Rock the Vote

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The Sentencing

Project

Voting 

Rights Lab

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Southern Coalition

for Social Justice

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Voice of the

Experienced

Woke Vote

VoteRiders