Just six years after Arizona was investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for failure to comply with Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), the state is once again neglecting its federal obligations to help low-income citizens register to vote through public assistance agencies.
Forty-ninth anniversaries don’t usually garner much attention, but today a 49th anniversary—though filled with pathos—is worth commemorating. The Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1964. Often called the “crown jewel” of the civil rights movement, the Voting Rights Act has now lost a bit of its luster, tarnished by the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder.
North Carolina, home of the Tar Heels, Krispy Kreme Donuts, the stunning Outer Banks, and as Project Vote recently experienced, an amazing range of organizations that share a passion for helping their community get registered to vote!