The U.S. Presidential Election is 1 month from tomorrow so we’re reading about the history of voting rights. A stark reminder of how the past continues to inform the present and the importance of making sure that you – and those you know – make it to the polls next month.
Voting Rights and Wrongs – This recent podcast discusses the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Case Shelby v. Holder and the issue of “preclearance” in election voting:
Texas’s Voter-Registration Laws are Straight Out of the Jim Crow Playbook – a specific example of how voting restrictions of the past continue to shape election participation:
Everything That’s Happened Since the Supreme Court Ruled on Voting Rights Act – a map from 2014 that further contextualizes the ruling by offering a state-by-state analysis: