Tag: Voter Suppression

Members of UniteHere! Local 23, wearing red shirts with their Local's logo, raise their firsts behind a sign that reads "Voting Rights Now!"

Texas Voting Rights Battle: All About Power, Not Democracy

Democratic lawmakers from Texas are attempting to prevent a vote on two bills that would restrict voting rights in their state. Republicans’ best shot at maintaining power may well be restricting ballot access, but the purpose of the Democrats’ response is to protect their own party’s power rather than to protect the democratic rights of Texans.

The Democrats Won’t Save Democracy

While Republicans are attacking voting rights, the Democrats are pretending they’re champions of democracy. They’re not. Real democracy has to be fought for and won — from the bottom up.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp sits flanked by 6 white governors while he signs a voter suppression bill into law. In the background is a painting that depicts a slave plantation.

Legislators Ramp Up Their War on Voting Rights

Republicans in Georgia have passed a sweeping set of discriminatory voting restrictions. The working class must fight for the right to vote — the most basic right of capitalist democracy — making sure everyone has access to the ballot.

Did Republican Felon Disenfranchisement Deliver Florida for Trump?

In 2018, Florida voters restored voting rights to over 1.4 million formerly incarcerated people. Because of a Republican-backed bill passed in 2019, however, very few of these people were actually able to vote in the 2020 election. With a close race in Florida, did this tip the scales in Trump’s favor?

A piece of plain white paper taped to a window reads, "ATTENTION VOTERS: Photo ID will be requested. Voteres with no photo ID, please sign affadavit."

Southern Voter Suppression 2020

As people in the South try to cast their votes, they face a variety of uphill battles. Whether it be explicitly white supremacist policies from the late 1800s, 21st century methods to restrict voting rights, long waits, climate disasters, or all of the above combined, voter suppression highlights the issues of how the American electoral system is organized around protecting the few.

Man voting at a booth for the 2020 Elections

Robocalls Spread Voting Misinformation in Flint, Michigan

Voters in Flint, Michigan, received robocalls today telling them they could vote on Wednesday “due to long lines” at polling stations. These measures are aimed at spreading misinformation and keeping them from the polls. 

Woman casts a vote for the 2020 Elections in a booth.

Everyone Must Be Allowed To Vote

It’s deeply undemocratic that undocumented people and people with felony convictions are barred from voting, and that many workers are unable to vote because of insufficient time. All people should be able to vote, and Election Day must be a federal holiday so people have the time off they need to participate in elections.

Members of UniteHere! Local 23, wearing red shirts with their Local's logo, raise their firsts behind a sign that reads "Voting Rights Now!"

Texas Voting Rights Battle: All About Power, Not Democracy

Democratic lawmakers from Texas are attempting to prevent a vote on two bills that would restrict voting rights in their state. Republicans’ best shot at maintaining power may well be restricting ballot access, but the purpose of the Democrats’ response is to protect their own party’s power rather than to protect the democratic rights of Texans.

The Democrats Won’t Save Democracy

While Republicans are attacking voting rights, the Democrats are pretending they’re champions of democracy. They’re not. Real democracy has to be fought for and won — from the bottom up.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp sits flanked by 6 white governors while he signs a voter suppression bill into law. In the background is a painting that depicts a slave plantation.

Legislators Ramp Up Their War on Voting Rights

Republicans in Georgia have passed a sweeping set of discriminatory voting restrictions. The working class must fight for the right to vote — the most basic right of capitalist democracy — making sure everyone has access to the ballot.

Did Republican Felon Disenfranchisement Deliver Florida for Trump?

In 2018, Florida voters restored voting rights to over 1.4 million formerly incarcerated people. Because of a Republican-backed bill passed in 2019, however, very few of these people were actually able to vote in the 2020 election. With a close race in Florida, did this tip the scales in Trump’s favor?

A piece of plain white paper taped to a window reads, "ATTENTION VOTERS: Photo ID will be requested. Voteres with no photo ID, please sign affadavit."

Southern Voter Suppression 2020

As people in the South try to cast their votes, they face a variety of uphill battles. Whether it be explicitly white supremacist policies from the late 1800s, 21st century methods to restrict voting rights, long waits, climate disasters, or all of the above combined, voter suppression highlights the issues of how the American electoral system is organized around protecting the few.

Man voting at a booth for the 2020 Elections

Robocalls Spread Voting Misinformation in Flint, Michigan

Voters in Flint, Michigan, received robocalls today telling them they could vote on Wednesday “due to long lines” at polling stations. These measures are aimed at spreading misinformation and keeping them from the polls. 

Woman casts a vote for the 2020 Elections in a booth.

Everyone Must Be Allowed To Vote

It’s deeply undemocratic that undocumented people and people with felony convictions are barred from voting, and that many workers are unable to vote because of insufficient time. All people should be able to vote, and Election Day must be a federal holiday so people have the time off they need to participate in elections.