Voting is our most fundamental right – let's make sure it's open to everyone | Terri Sewell and Vanita Gupta
The bill HR4 would put the teeth back into the Voting Rights Act. For the sake of racial progress, the Senate must pass itOver the past weeks, Americans across the spectrum of race, age, geographic location and gender, have begun to have difficult and complicated conversations about the nature of systemic racism and the long standing institutions that have permitted the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many other African Americans, without consequence.This idea of systemic racism – that racism is not simply the moral ineptitude of individual bad actors, but that it is in fact built into the very mechanisms that undergird our democracy – is evident around our society. We can see it in employment, our criminal legal system, policing, and prominently in our voting laws and practices. Continue reading...
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The November election will be plagued by voter suppression, foreign interference, disinformation and a contested supreme...The November election will be plagued by voter suppression, foreign interference, disinformation and a contested supreme court vacancy It has been dubbed “the election that could break America”. On 3 November voters decide whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden is their next president. But this time the stakes are even higher than the simple question of who resides in the White House.There is a widespread sense that the fate of the world’s oldest constitutional democracy hangs in the balance. The US has already been shaken in 2020 by the deadly coronavirus pandemic, economic collapse and a society-wide reckoning over racism. Now comes an election in which voter suppression, foreign interference, online disinformation and a bitterly contested supreme court vacancy offer a recipe for chaos. Continue reading...