January 6th and the Future of Voting Rights

This Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the violent January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The attack resulted in the deaths of 5 people, 140 injured Capitol police officers, and severe psychological trauma for many of the law enforcement officials who sought to protect our leaders in Congress. Those who stormed the Capitol put… Read more

On, Wisconsin: Elections Held Despite COVID-19 Concerns

On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Grand old badger state! We, thy loyal sons and daughters, Hail thee, good and great. On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Champion of the right, “Forward”, our motto God will give thee might!   The Wisconsin state song took on a whole new meaning this month. On April 7, Wisconsin voters took to… Read more

A Voting Rights Victory in the House

Back in June, we reflected on how the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder rolled back key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and led to rampant voter suppression. Now the House of Representatives has taken a major step towards restoring voting rights protections. On Friday, the House of Representatives voted 228-187 to… Read more

Shelby, Six Years Later

Activists across the country are taking to the streets this week to mark the six-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder. The decision, handed down on June 25, 2013, stripped the Voting Rights Act of 1965 of its enforcement powers, allowing voter suppression to continue to plague our democracy without repercussions.… Read more