Voting rights are a foundation for the realization of justice, equality, and freedom for everyone in our world and in our lives.
It was thrilling to travel from New Haven to Washington with a bus full of young people age 7 on up looking for hope and eager to act. At the march, they collected over 200 signatures on petitions for the Youth Jobs Act.
It's 50 years later but we still have to march. We're marching for Trayvon. We're marching for voting rights - still!
The 30-year project of the Republicans and ultra-conservatives to crush civil rights took a qualitative leap forward when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a 5-4 decision announced on June 25.
One of the numerous "scandal" stories in the news this week is the revelation that the IRS supposedly "targeted" conservative political groups for special attention and tax audits.
What a beautiful image of the first family and the president guiding our nation to a better place.
What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.
In 33 Republican-governed states, new laws have been proposed or enacted that make voter laws much stricter.