Voting Right Act 1965
September 27, 2023 -
The South is the fastest-growing region in the country. Several states have seen significant increases in their populations of voting-age residents who speak a language other than English at home. But of the 30 states with jurisdictions that are legally obligated to provide language access and multilingual voting materials under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act, only a handful are in the South.
July 20, 2021 -
Nguyen, the co-executive director of New Virginia Majority, helped craft Virginia's Voting Rights Act, the first such state law in the South and the nation's most far-reaching one. She talked with Facing South about the historical significance of the law, the need for federal voting rights legislation, and her hopes for the future of voting rights.
June 17, 2021 -
This Juneteenth, Black Voters Matter will launch a bus tour through Southern states marking the 60th anniversary of the original Freedom Rides that successfully challenged segregation. The tour will promote the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and drive home the importance of confronting voter suppression.
October 22, 2020 -
The 2020 election season has seen record-breaking early turnout in battleground states across the South. But problems including long lines and voter intimidation continue to suppress the political power of already-marginalized communities.
July 28, 2020 -
As the civil rights icon lies in state this week at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers continue to press to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the landmark civil rights legislation that Lewis nearly died fighting for.
November 7, 2019 -
As the 2020 election approaches, Southern states are pursuing purges of voting rolls that can disrupt the electoral process — but voting rights advocates are pushing back.