Voting Rights Act Coverage
Local policy center working to restore the voting rights of nearly 60,000 North Carolinians
Policy, law and strategy center Forward Justice is working to secure voting rights for citizens in the south who are most vulnerable to voter suppression. It is fighting against measures such as voter I.D. laws and felony disenfranchisement to give everyone an equal opportunity to participate in democracy.
Editorial: Celebrating John Lewis as Trump seeks to stall an election
Friday, July 31, 2020 -- What a day of contrasts. We heard about a righteous man, raised in poverty and segregation being celebrated for his work to extend voting rights that were denied African Americans. We were confronted by a self-centered a man raised in wealth and privilege, looking to divide the nation and discredit the integrity of the election.
John Lewis crosses famous Alabama bridge one last time
The body of the late US Rep. John Lewis will make the final journey across the famous bridge in Selma, Alabama, where he helped lead a march for voting rights in 1965.
A history of voting rights infringement and the continued fight in NC
America, but more specifically, the south, has a long legacy of voter suppression that persists today. Policy, law, and strategy center Forward Justice in Durham is working to secure voting rights for citizens in the south who are most vulnerable to disenfranchisement and is fighting oppressive legislation to give all North Carolinians an equal opportunity to participate in democracy.
Speakers at hearing urge Congress to restore Voting Rights Act
A congressional subcommittee held a hearing on voting rights in Halifax County Thursday. The invited witnesses all spoke in favor of restoring the U.S. Voting Rights Act.