Today America Votes remembers the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose vision for equality lives on in the continued fight for free and fair access to the ballot box for all.
America Votes President Greg Speed published his Medium blog post discussing the implications of recent voting rights wins in North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. His piece, “The end of the war on voting?” calls for an end to the assault on voting rights.
To end the war on voting, the Republican Party must concede defeat — for its own good and the country’s. In a rapidly changing nation, it’s vital for American democracy that both parties actively compete for the votes of people of color.
The GOP will never return to its roots as the Party of Lincoln or truly compete for non-white voters if its leadership continues these schemes to deny people of color their right to vote instead of simply trying to win their votes. Isn’t that how a democracy is supposed to work?
From the millions who took to the streets on the first full day of the Trump administration to the record-smashing… https://t.co/LflJEPIKP9