Pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

On March 7, 1965, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Chairman John Lewis led hundreds of activists across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a march for voting rights for people of color. They were met at the end of the bridge by a wall of state troopers, who proceeded to attack the marchers with nightsticks, tear… Read more

The Battle for Democracy in Texas

In the wake of the contentious 2020 election, state legislatures have proposed nearly 400 bills designed to restrict voting rights. Some states, like Georgia and Florida, have succeeded in passing legislation that primarily disenfranchises communities of color. And then there’s Texas, the current battleground state for voting rights. Back up. What’s happening in Texas? It’s… Read more

President Biden Urges Democracy Reform in Address to Congress

President Biden made his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, the eve of his 100th day in office. His remarks were wide-ranging, from addressing COVID to promoting landmark measures on job growth and equity. But he saved the end of his speech to discuss America’s heart and soul – our… Read more

To Protect Democracy, The Senate Must Pass The For The People Act

The For The People Act is headed towards an epic showdown in the Senate. Last week, Georgia’s legislature passed a sweeping bill to restrict voting rights following a surge in Black voter turnout in November and January. Under the false claim of “combatting voter fraud,” the new law requires photo ID for absentee ballots, allows… Read more

VICTORY: House Passes For The People Act

BREAKING NEWS: Last night, in a vote of 220-210, the House passed the For The People Act (H.R. 1), bringing us one step closer to getting big money OUT of our politics and voters IN! But we’re not done yet. H.R. 1 is now on its way to the Senate for a vote. Call your… Read more

The Modern Voting Rights Movement

100 years ago this week, the Tennessee House of Representatives made history when it became the deciding state to ratify the 19th Amendment, prohibiting voter discrimination on the basis of sex. Nearly 50 years after the Seneca Falls Convention, white women gained the right to vote in U.S. elections. It would still be many years… Read more

THE DEMOCRACY REBELLION: Coming to PBS in January

Americans may be divided over impeachment and the next election but they are united on one thing – strong majorities of Democrats, Independents and Republicans want political reforms that will restore a government that works for average Americans and not wealthy special interests. Polls confirm that, but what many Americans don’t know is that citizen… 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

This November: Join the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Bus Tour!

The Stamp Stampede invites you to join us in our support for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, starting with their statewide bus tour that kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 2 and runs until Sunday, Nov. 24. Together we have an opportunity to have a profound impact on the future of Florida, this country and the… Read more

A Voting Rights Victory in Florida!

Big news out of Florida! A federal judge has ruled that Florida cannot prevent the state’s 1.4 million returning citizens from voting, even if they have unpaid fines and fees. Florida voters overwhelmingly passed an amendment during the November 2018 election to restore voting rights to most citizens with felony convictions who have served their… Read more