Elections and Voting
February 5, 2016 -
After the federal trial over North Carolina's restrictive voter ID law wrapped up this week, voting rights advocates turned their attention to preparing for a Feb. 13 mass march on Raleigh where organizers will mobilize volunteers to help with voter registration, education and protection.
February 4, 2016 -
The only super PAC in the billionaire Koch brothers' conservative political network, which is set to spend almost $1 billion on this year's election, Freedom Partners Action Fund just submitted its year-end report to the Federal Elections Commission. It shows a small number of conservative mega-donors are bankrolling the group's efforts, including seven Southern businessmen.
January 29, 2016 -
Voting rights activists in a number of Southern states have taken state and federal election district maps to court in recent years — and the cases are going their way.
January 27, 2016 -
As efforts intensify to keep fossil fuel reserves in the ground in order to stave off the worst effects of climate change, anti-drilling activists are planning to protest outside a March auction in New Orleans of more than 42 million acres of U.S. waters from Louisiana to Florida for new oil and gas development.
January 22, 2016 -
Echoing a tactic used in the civil rights struggle, more than 1,000 low-wage workers rallied outside the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina this week, calling for a sweeping agenda including fair pay, union rights and an end to discriminatory policing.
January 21, 2016 -
On the sixth anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision that allowed unlimited private money to flow into U.S. elections, with political spending showing no signs of slowing, citizens and some elected officials are taking action to end what some call "legalized corruption."
January 15, 2016 -
North Carolinians who lack one of several state-approved photo IDs can still vote in the upcoming election — but they might not know that from materials put out by the state elections board. The NAACP held a press conference this week to set the record straight.