March 24, 2017 -
Florida has the harshest felon disenfranchisement law in the country, but it's now being challenged by a ballot initiative campaign led by a former felon as well as by a class-action lawsuit.
April 14, 2016 -
Thousands of activists are in Washington, D.C. this week for Democracy Spring, a protest movement demanding that Congress rid politics of big money and ensure fair elections. Many Southerners have made the trip north to take part in rallies, marches, and nonviolent civil disobedience.
September 16, 2014 -
The civil rights group has filed a complaint with the State Board of Elections and a local district attorney over a TV ad sponsored by the campaign of state Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger that suggests citizens need to show a photo ID to vote -- even though the ID requirement doesn't take effect until 2016. In North Carolina, misrepresenting election law to discourage voting is a felony.
February 7, 2014 -
With a pivotal election approaching, voting rights advocates in North Carolina have launched a project that aims to counter the effects of one of the most restrictive new voting laws in the nation.
July 24, 2013 -
"If you know this history," said Rev. William Barber of the N.C. NAACP, "you understand why every North Carolinian ought to be sick to their stomach."
October 3, 2012 -
Are you a blogger, reporter or otherwise involved in media? Do you want to cover the big stories in the upcoming elections about voting rights and money in politics? Then come to the Institute's media training in North Carolina this weekend.
April 3, 2012 -
Right-wing donors like the Koch brothers and Art Pope rail against the use of public money to level the campaign finance playing field. But their use of nonprofit charities -- which benefit from government subsidies -- for political activities is coming under growing scrutiny.