Tag: voter suppression

An act of courage: Fighting voter suppression in the Arkansas Cotton Delta

The last time there was a presidential election in this cotton-farming town of 818, the former local police chief noticed something unusual.


Ken Plum: Voter suppression

As fundamental as the right to vote is to a democratic republic, free and open access to voting continues to be a contentious issue.


Brentin Mock: I have a photo ID, therefore I am

When Laila Stones sent a letter to the Commonwealth of Virginia requesting a copy of her birth certificate, the response was jarring: “They say I don’t exist,” she recounts under oath


Crossover: Dems Repubs offer views on ’12 GA session

At a press conference in Richmond on Thursday, members of the House and Senate Democratic caucuses stood together to denounce the dozens of extreme, divisive bills passed over the first month of session. Republican leaders then responded with a press event aimed at highlighting what they termed their “positive reform agenda.” “Republicans are so focused […]


Ken Plum: Repeat of a sordid history

The Virginia General Assembly may be about to repeat an unfortunate chapter of its history by passing bills that will have the effect of suppressing voter participation.  Although the bills are justified by the proponents as preventing voter fraud, no examples of voter wrongdoing have been shown. At the turn of the 20th century Virginians […]


Senate Democrats oppose voter suppression efforts

State Senate Democrats today joined members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and its chair, Sen. Mamie Locke, Congressman Bobby Scott, Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, Civil Rights Leader Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Brian Moran and other concerned citizens to stand in united opposition to ongoing state legislative efforts to deny Virginians’ […]


Politics: Bogus registration claims a ‘smokescreen’ for GOP suppression efforts

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Republicans and their allies in the mainstream news media are stating publicly that it’s Democrats who are trying to rig the 2008 elections by submitting voter-registration applications with phony names and other such chicanery. Funny how the media is either missing out on the real story or is working in […]