April 26, 2019 -
Voting rights advocates offered solutions for combating discriminatory election practices and increasing voting access in the state and around the country.
July 12, 2017 -
A perennial bill to create a national single-payer public health insurance program has record support in this Congress. Though none of the cosponsors are Republicans, they include a growing number of conservative Southern Democrats, signaling a shift in health care politics.
April 28, 2017 -
The law firm managed by Jill Holtzman Vogel — a Virginia state senator and GOP candidate for lieutenant governor — is at the center of a scandal over false accusations of voter fraud in North Carolina.
June 17, 2016 -
I recently had the opportunity to go to Washington to advocate for Central American youth who have been detained in Georgia. Their stories helped me understand the larger issue at hand: Black and Brown youth across the South are being criminalized.
July 17, 2015 -
As a federal trial over North Carolina's racially discriminatory new voting law got underway, one of the state's congressmen introduced a bill to honor with a commemorative postage stamp a political leader whose groundbreaking career in Congress in the late 19th century was cut short by laws disenfranchising African Americans.
January 14, 2014 -
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's decision to put off a special election to fill the open 12th Congressional District seat until November has been criticized for denying representation to some 700,000 people for almost a year. Now a leading civil rights group is considering legal action to force an earlier vote.
July 10, 2013 -
A three-judge panel has ruled that North Carolina's GOP-drawn voting districts should stand despite charges of gerrymandering. What does it mean for voters of color -- and for voters in general?