August 20, 2013 -
North Carolina Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, a progressive Democrat from Orange County, is giving up her seat in the legislature to work with a grassroots effort to ensure voters have the type of identification required by the state's restrictive new voting law.
August 8, 2013 -
The broad election changes bill passed by the North Carolina legislature and awaiting the governor's signature has a number of provisions worrying to voting rights advocates. But among the most troubling are those that expand the powers of poll observers and election challengers, whose efforts take place in the context of the state's struggles with racism.
August 1, 2013 -
A federal trial about to get underway over the drawing of district lines for judges in Baton Rouge, La. could determine how the Voting Rights Act will be applied in the wake of the Supreme Court's recent decision throwing out a key part of the landmark civil rights law.