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Results for voter suppression

INFOGRAPHIC: The Voter Suppression Guide
Originally Posted: 10/30/2014 - 11:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Lani Prunés An infographic on voter suppression.  According to the Brennan Center for Justice, 22 states hav ...

How to Suppress the Vote
Originally Posted: 10/30/2014 - 11:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Smietana Why powerful people are working to curtail voting rights in America (for certain people, that is).  ...

Equal Protection — for All
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We should always be open to what God is speaking to a new generation of Christians. THIS SUMMER, t ...

Voting Rights Act is an Important Moral Statement
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from Shelby County, Ala., that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional and should be struck down. These arguments are misguided. Th ...

My Vote Was Stolen
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

What does it feel like to have your vote stolen? It sucks. It feels like someone literally let all the air out of my balloon animal. What does it feel like to have your vote stole ...

Watch the Vote: A Prayer for America
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 12:37pm | Type: Blog

It’s here, God — Election Day in America. Today is the day when Americans everywhere are given the privilege and responsibility to exercise dominion (agency) at the polls. It’s h ...

Disenfranchisement Is the Biggest Threat of All
Originally Posted: 10/30/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

Of all the ugliness in Election 2012, nothing is more disturbing than attempts to prevent people from voting. Voter suppression strikes at the very heart of American democracy. Of ...

Watch the Vote: The Ground Game
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

For the next 12 days it’s all about the ground game. With most voter registration deadlines passed, the fight against voter suppression has shifted focus from registration drives to calling banks, car-pools, and calls to vote early. Bishop Dwayne Roy ...

Watch the Vote: Is the Voting Rights Act Still Needed?
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 6:06pm | Type: Blog

When the Supreme Court announced recently that one of the cases it would take up in this session was a challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the hairs rose on the back of my neck. ...

Watch the Vote: 28 Days, 13 States, 1 Prayer
Originally Posted: 10/08/2012 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

With 28 days to go until our nation chooses its 45th president, a string of court victories have knocked down Jim-Crow-style barriers to voting that have been erected in states across the nation. But 13 states ...

Watch the Vote: What's at Stake?
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

In today's hyper-politicized climate, all of the hoo-hah about voter suppression can sound like a bunch of partisan pandering on both sides. [ Editor's Note: This is ...