July 19, 2023 -
As the 2024 elections approach, Southern lawmakers are implementing discriminatory measures that undercut the ability of disabled voters across the region to have fair and equitable access to the ballot.
November 18, 2022 -
The kind of large-scale disruptions that many election observers feared didn't materialize during this year's general election in Southern states, but systemic barriers continue to impair voters' ability to cast a ballot.
October 27, 2022 -
A new report from the Sustainable Investments Institute found that most Fortune 250 companies' spending on politics over the last two election cycles benefited candidates, committees, and parties that favor restricting abortion rights. It also found that the companies spent the most in the South, where 10 states now ban abortion.
June 9, 2022 -
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has blamed unaddressed mental health problems for the mass shooting of 19 schoolchildren and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde. So why isn't he pressing to expand Medicaid in his state and others to give more people access to care? Meanwhile, mental health advocates say they worry about politicians' rhetoric linking mental illness and mass shootings.
June 3, 2022 -
The recent National Rifle Association convention in Houston took place just days after a gunman with an AR-15-style rifle killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in the Texas city of Uvalde. Some politicians scheduled to address the gathering canceled even before the shooting, some canceled afterwards — and some showed up anyway.
March 7, 2022 -
As trans youth face a crisis of harassment, violence, and trauma, Republican politicians up for reelection in Texas and other states are launching misleading attacks on them and their families in a blatant attempt to stir up the party's base and win votes. Legal and human rights advocates and the Biden administration are taking steps to protect the lives of these vulnerable young Americans as others press for boycotts.
December 1, 2021 -
Voting rights activists are growing impatient as Senate Republicans' use of the filibuster continues to obstruct popular pro-democracy legislation. They warn that the window for meaningful legislative action is closing as international observers sound the alarm about rising U.S. authoritarianism.