July 21, 2016 -
Half a million eligible voters have moved to North Carolina in the past five years. They are bringing new views to the state while at the same time grappling with its complicated new voting requirements.
July 1, 2016 -
As the U.S. celebrates its 240th Independence Day, Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July" serves as a reminder that there are still those who are excluded from the American dream.
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.
May 12, 2016 -
Latinos have historically been a small voting bloc in Arkansas, but immigrant organizers say the GOP frontrunner's xenophobic rhetoric is driving many to get involved in the 2016 election.
April 29, 2016 -
The number of registered Latino voters in Alabama increased threefold in less than a decade. Now organizers are fighting back against hostility towards the immigrant community while working to elevate the state’s Latino vote.
April 21, 2016 -
This week the Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit challenging President Obama's deportation relief programs for undocumented immigrants. Most Southern states are plaintiffs in the case — even though the programs would benefit many immigrants in the region.
April 6, 2016 -
In a major voting rights case, the Supreme Court affirmed Texas’ right to draw state legislative districts based on total population rather than eligible voters. But whether states can choose to use voter population instead — and tip the balance of political power— remains an open question.