Author, lecturer, university professor and renowned activist Angela Davis is the scheduled guest speaker at an Oct. 24 rally in Detroit.
While Republican state governments press to restrict the vote, California's governor signed a bill allowing voters to register up to and on Election Day.
"The right to vote preserves all other rights; tyrants deny people the right to vote," Jesse Jackson told a big voter mobilization rally here Thursday.
Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court halted the state's new voter suppression law, ruling today that it not be enforced for the presidential election only five weeks away.
Some 10,000 participants from all over the country gathered here at the Congressional Black Caucus annual meeting earlier this month to listen, discuss and speak their minds.
Tea party affiliated groups have added voter suppression efforts to their long-standing anti-immigrant policies, Latino leaders charge.
100 public officials and supporters rallied in a show of determination to overcome efforts to stop Ohioans from voting in the presidential election.
Progressive forces have had the prospect of paid sick time, an advance for low-wage workers, snatched from them, at least temporarily, by big business forces and their allies .
New York State assemblyman Vito J. Lopez has been censured for substantiated accusations of sexual harassment of two women who worked in his district office. Lopez has denied the charges.
Labor unions have piles of evidence they say prove the law cannot be implemented without blocking the votes of as many as 750,000 people.