voting rights

Exclusive: SiriusXM Host Joe Madison Explains Why He Won't Eat Until Congress Passes Voting Rights Bill

The radio legend and civil rights activist says what he is doing is intended to send a message about voting rights, and he’s taking a page from the playbook of Dick Gregory.

Civil Rights Groups Join to Offer Scorecard on Elected Officials’ Voting Records

National Urban League CEO Marc Morial explained the need for the report.

Dem Lawmakers Cry Foul After Senate GOP Rejects Voting Rights Bill

In a close vote, Republicans thwart the legislation that would have protected vulnerable Americans from voter suppression.

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Chuck Schumer Promises a Solution to GOP-Led Efforts to Curb Voting Rights

Despite being blocked by Republicans, the Senate Majority Leader says he is confident that voting rights will be protected.

This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law.

Rep. Joyce Beatty Arrested By Capitol Police During Voting Rights Demonstration

The protest was aimed at curbing restrictions in red states.

Sen. Chuck Schumer Talks Police Reform, Voting Rights And Black-Owned Businesses

The top Senate Democrat faces significant challenges.

This Day in Black History: April 4, 1968

Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis.

This Day in Black History: March 21, 1965

Civil rights demonstrators begin Alabama Freedom March.

Stacey Abrams Says Voting Reform Bill Should Be Exempt From Filibuster

The procedural debate can threaten the bill.