Weekly Round-Up – October 7, 2016 – Get Out & Vote?!

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.

239-voting-rights-719x440Voting 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:

https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/voting-rights-and-wrongs/

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:

https://www.thenation.com/article/texass-voter-registration-laws-are-straight-out-of-the-jim-crow-playbook/

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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:

https://www.propublica.org/article/voting-rights-by-state-map

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