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Over 100 million Americans will cast a ballot this November, amid the biggest voting rights rollback since Jim Crow. Here’s what we can do to fix that.
One year out, we don't even know the basic rules that will be in place for the 2016 election. One thing is certain, though: Voters are angry about the state of our democracy. And this is a critical time to yell about it.
The Lone Star State should stop spending taxpayer dollars on misguided appeals and instead focus on making sure all registered voters can cast a ballot that counts.
Alabama is planning to close 31 of its part-time driver’s license issuing offices across the state, which could make it harder for many to get the photo ID required to vote.
Even as we celebrate the Act’s birthday, court battles in Texas and elsewhere illustrate that federal voting protections are weaker than they have been in half a century — and must be restored.
To honor the original promise of the Voting Rights Act, Congress must act now to restore its core provision and ensure citizens can vote free of discrimination heading into the 2016 election.
On this historic anniversary for our country, Congress should move swiftly to restore the lost promise of the Voting Rights Act.
While other states continue to move their voter registration systems into the 21st century and increase voter participation, Texas politicians are making it harder to vote.
“It shouldn’t be whether you have an ID, it should be whether you’re a citizen.” Read the final part of our series talking to voters who struggled with Texas’s new photo ID requirement.
In part two of our ongoing series, the Brennan Center spoke to several voters who were confused by Texas's strict photo ID requirement and some who were blocked from voting entirely.