April 27, 2023 -
A MAGA attorney from North Carolina recently asked attendees at a Republican donor retreat in Tennessee for help to curb student voting. A look at the role young voters played in recent elections shows why conservatives are worried.
July 15, 2021 -
Texas's SB7 anti-voter bill, which was set to be considered in a special session until Democratic lawmakers fled the state to block it, is part of a wave of nearly 400 such measures introduced in state legislatures this year in reaction to 2020's unprecedented turnout by young people. There are several steps they can take to fight back, says Jeffrey Clemmons, a student in Texas and an Andrew Goodman Foundation ambassador.
November 7, 2014 -
A national hotline for voting problems reported that call volume was up significantly during this election, the first in 50 years held without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. In several Southern states, the number of voters affected by new voting restrictions exceeded the margin of victory in close races for U.S. Senate and governor.
October 23, 2014 -
Southern states are being called upon to build an "infrastructure of opportunity" to increase economic mobility for young people in the region. That will also require ensuring that young people have a say in that project through their vote.
October 3, 2014 -
North Carolina election officials are investigating a mailer sent by a conservative advocacy group funded by Art Pope and the Koch brothers that contained misinformation about voter registration. Facing South has identified at least three other states where people also received inaccurate mailings from the group -- and one of those efforts involved an attempt to strike people from voter rolls.
January 28, 2014 -
When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address tonight, among the guests of First Lady Michelle Obama will be a recent graduate of Elizabeth City State University, a historically black school in North Carolina that was at the center of heated battles over voting rights last year.
December 13, 2013 -
A conservative group that's sued to force states to purge voting rolls this week intervened in a lawsuit over North Carolina's restrictive new voting law, seeking to defend it from challenges by the Department of Justice and civil rights groups. The poster child for its defense is a North Carolina politician who's attacked student voting rights.