The infamous Dred Scott Supreme Court ruling once denied African Americans any and all rights as human beings. Has anything changed?
IPS Criminalization of Poverty Project Director Karen Dolan: “Denying voting rights based on criminal records is an egregious affront to the democratic values we espouse in this country.”
The Democracy Spring protests in D.C. are building the power needed to break our politics free of its corporate choke-hold.
Statement from IPS Director John Cavanagh
IPS policy analyst Netfa Freeman demystifies much of what has been said about Obama’s visit to Cuba, from the perspective of one friendly to the Cuban Revolution.
Nearly three dozen states restrict felons from voting even after they’ve served their time.
The Supreme Court’s Shelby ruling aids a Republican plan to win more elections without winning support from more voters.
It will take more than President Barack Obama’s tenure to vanquish American prejudice and racial injustice.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 21 others sign open letter to the justices
Open Letter to the Supreme Court, Signed by Desmond Tutu, Human Rights Leaders from 22 Countries: Uphold Voting Rights
We urge you to heed the United States Congress’s judgment that continued federal enforcement of the voting rights guaranty is appropriate and necessary.
Like Paul Ryan and Henry Marsh, I had a bad day on the mall.
Widespread efforts to suppress voting by people of color and the poor through a rash of voter ID laws make it clear that we still need the landmark 1965 legislation today.
Big ideas can change voting patterns.
White rule is down on its luck.
Texas won’t accept your student ID for voting, but your gun permit will do just fine.