Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker released a landmark decision today in the nationally-watched voting rights trial on Florida’s SB 90 bill to strike down key provisions of the law. This restrictive voting law passed by the Republican-majority legislature and Gov. DeSantis would have put in place new constraints on the use of drop boxes and organizations conducting voter registration drives, among other measures that would significantly hinder access to the vote for millions of state residents.
On Monday, the U.S. House Judiciary hosted a hearing on H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), discussing the need to restore federal oversight of elections in the wake of a new wave of voter suppression sweeping the nation.
The Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative, the foremost diverse coalition of national racial justice and civil rights organizations representing and serving more than 53 million people in the U.S., reacted today to the initial release of local-level data by the United States Census Bureau.
Yesterday, civil rights champion Bob Moses, a civil rights leader and crusader for social justice and education, passed away at the age of 86.