John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Signs outside a Minnesota home saying Black Lives Matter and Voting Is Sacred

Republican State Legislatures Are Attacking Voting Rights. Congress Has the Power to Fight Back.

, Kendall Science Fellow

In the wake of record turnout in the 2020 election and the success of the Democratic Party winning control over the presidency and both houses of Congress, Republican lawmakers in state legislatures across the country are proposing to scale back ballot eligibility and access to voting at a level not seen since the end of Reconstruction. As the Brennan Center, Voting Rights Lab and Washington Post have documented, over 200 restrictive bills have been introduced across the states, more than a seven-fold increase compared to this time last year. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

Black woman holding up sign at voting rights march

Voter Suppression in Georgia Again: Anti-Democracy, Anti-Science

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

Yesterday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed into law a sweeping set of election measures targeted at restricting access to voting and suppressing Black voters and voters of color across the state from participating in future elections. The new law imposes stricter voter identification requirements for absentee ballots, empowers state officials to take over local elections boards, limits the use of ballot drop boxes, and makes it a crime to approach voters in line to give them food and water. Read more >

MIchael Fleshman/Flickr
Bookmark and Share