It has been a cornerstone of the civil rights movement, by ensuring that every American citizen, regardless of race or language, has equal access to the vote.
Unions and their allies must "connect the dots" between gummed-up congressional rules and the lack of legislation that helps workers, voters, women and their allies.
"Corporations are people in America and can run orchestrated campaigns to destroy working people. That's what gets me mad!"
The AFL-CIO's executive council unanimously passed a resolution Feb. 19 calling for the passage of strong federal legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act.
Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.
Liuzzo, who came from a working-class Detroit family and had lived in the South as a child, traveled to Alabama after the Selma to Montgomery marches and the "Bloody Sunday" attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Despite being fined, Anthony responded, "I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty," and, true to her word, never paid the fine for the rest of her life.
On August 28, 1963, Maryland police reported, "By 8 a.m., 100 buses an hour were streaming through the Baltimore Harbor Tunne" heading for Washington, D.C.
On Aug. 26, 1920, women finally won the right to vote when the necessary number of states ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
The Senate will vote during the week of July 29 on all five of President Obama's nominees.