Tag Archives: voting rights act

“A respect for humanity says that you respect women”

TweetOn Sunday’s show, Melissa Harris-Perry perfectly contextualizes the climate where we are witnessing state by state assaults on women bodies, privacy, and reproductive freedom protected under the 14th Amendment in the year where Roe v Wade turns 40, the landmark decision that affirmed a woman’s right to privacy. Stay for the interview with Ohio State [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet An infographic shows just how under appreciated teachers are “I chose to be fat” Paula Deen wanted black staffers to dress in Aunt Jemima outfits. Why am I not surprised? Jailed Pussy Riot punk singer denied parole What’s the deal with sex addiction? Colombia legalizes its first same-sex union *Trigger Warning* Rape Joke: A [...]
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Why the VRA matters

TweetToday Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law one of the most draconian pieces of legislation destroying reproductive health to Texas women as Congress continues its hearings on the reinstatement of the Voting Rights Act. Last month, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in an extreme act of hubris by a 5-4 vote. [...]
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Supreme Court strikes down key section of the Voting Rights Act

TweetThe Supreme Court today struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which determines which states must have their approach to voting cleared by the federal government. These states have a bad track record with with people of color and non-English speakers’ rights to vote. From Colorlines: The currently covered areas are places that [...]
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Justice Scalia slams people of color for insisting upon equal access to voting booth

TweetHow dare people of color demand free and fair access to voting! Who are they want to exercise their fundamental right to vote without threat of disenfranchisement by partisans looking to suppress Democratic votes!? That’s basically what Justice Scalia meant when he railed against Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act yesterday during oral arguments [...]
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