Author: Nate Gundy

The family of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. is calling for a cancellation of the upcoming celebrations of MLK Day if Congress fails to pass voting rights reform. Martin Luther King III, the son of the slain civil rights icon, has said in a statement that "President Biden and Congress used their political muscle to deliver a vital infrastructure deal, and now we are calling on them to do the same to restore the very voting rights protections my father and countless

Democrat Stacey Abrams has confirmed that she will run, once again, for Governor of Georgia.  Abrams came to national attention when she last ran for Governor in 2018 against the current incumbent, Brain Kemp. Abrams contended that Kemp, who was serving as Georgia’s Secretary of State during the campaign, abused the powers of his office in order to win the governorship.  Abrams went on to create Fair Fight, an organization which advocates for voting rights reform. Political observers note that Abrams will have many

The voting rights lawsuit brought against the state of Georgia in the wake of the 2018 race for governor is set to receive a trial three years later, in February of 2022. Allegations of voter suppression and discriminatory policies in 2018 led to the creation of the voting rights organization Fair Fight, which brought the lawsuit. A federal judge has dismissed a number of the complaints that were initially filed in the suit. However, the trial is still scheduled to decide whether “exact match”

New York state legislators are scrambling to extend temporary voting rights policies set to expire in 2022, after an attempt to make these measures permanent through ballot questions failed last November. Some Democrats blame a well-funded Republican campaign for the voters’ decision not to change the state’s constitution to allow for same-day voter registration and expanded mail-in ballot access. Now, New York Democrats are trying to pass a law that would push the deadline for voter registration back from 25 days before an election

Fernand de Varennes, a human rights expert employed by the United Nations, has informed the press and the US Department of Justice of his analysis that parts of the United States are unjustly denying minorities the right to vote. Fernand de Varennes’s comments came at the end of a two week official visit to the country, and on the heels of the United States’ recent inclusion in the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance’s list of “back-sliding democracies.” De Varennes has urged the