Post Tagged with: "voting rights"

Photo credit: PBS.org

Profile America: Women’s Suffrage

Wednesday, January 10th. Legislation to grant women the right to vote was first introduced on this date in 1878 when a California senator proposed the necessary constitutional amendment. It was buried in committee for years and defeated when finally put […]

by · January 10, 2018 · Profile America, Voting Rights, Women
DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake will join former 2016 Senate Candidate Jason Kander and Author Zack Roth on June 22nd at NYDLC's annual Protect the Franchise Fundraiser

NYDLC Protect the Vote Fundraiser, June 22

Protect the Franchise w/ Jason Kander, Mike Blake & Zack Roth DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake will join former 2016 Senate Candidate Jason Kander (MO) and Author Zack Roth on June 22nd at NYDLC’s annual Protect the Franchise Fundraiser. Join the […]

Profile America: Primary Voter, Thomas Peterson-Mundy

Profile America: Primary Voter, Thomas Peterson-Mundy

Friday, March 31 — The 15th Amendment to the Constitution declared the right to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” It was […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Profile America
Profile America: Voter Registration

Profile America: Voter Registration

Tuesday, March 7 — The right to vote began to receive some supervision more than two centuries ago, when Massachusetts acted on this date in 1801 to register voters. At that time, the franchise was limited to men — usually those […]

Profile America: Thomas Peterson-Mundy, Primary Voter

Profile America: Thomas Peterson-Mundy, Primary Voter

PRIMARY VOTER   Thursday, March 31 — The 15th Amendment to the Constitution declared the right to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition […]

Letter To The Editor: Support Vote Better NY Campaign

Letter To The Editor: Support Vote Better NY Campaign

Dear Editor, To be an engaged citizen is to exercise your right to vote.  It is important that every citizen is given the opportunity to cast their ballot without impediments.  I stand with the Vote Better NY campaign for election […]

Profile America: The Right To Vote And Voter Registration

Profile America: The Right To Vote And Voter Registration

VOTER REGISTRATION The right to vote began to receive some supervision more than two centuries ago, when Massachusetts acted this month in 1801 to register voters. At that time, the franchise was limited to men — usually those of local repute […]

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.

by · January 18, 2016 · Holidays
Profile America: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day

Profile America: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day

Today is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, honoring his memory and life’s work, in a month that also sees the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

by · January 18, 2016 · History, Holidays, Profile America
NYC ELECTRONIC VOTE SCANNER Machine

State AG Opens Statewide Election Hotline To Fight Voter Discrimination

Attorney General Addresses Barriers To The Ballot Box By Offering Voters A Statewide Election Day Hotline Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman will operate a statewide Election Day Hotline during the general election on Tuesday, November 3. Voters encountering barriers to access at their polling […]

Office of the New York State Attorney General

State Attorney General To Protect Asian American and Student Voters In Deerpark, NY Elections

Agreement Resolves Attorney General’s Inquiry Into Allegations of Voter Discrimination and Intimidation Faced by Asian-American Voters in Deerpark, New York  NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced this week an agreement with the Orange County Board of Elections […]

by · October 31, 2015 · Elections, Voting Rights
Voting Reform on NJ Governor Christie’s Desk

Voting Reform on NJ Governor Christie’s Desk

New Jersey Could Become Second State to Pass Groundbreaking Voting Reform by Jennifer L. Clark After years of fierce voting rights battles in legislatures and courthouses, there is unmistakable momentum on the side of voters. In March, Oregon passed a […]

by · July 12, 2015 · Op Ed, Voting Rights
NYC ELECTRONIC VOTE SCANNER Machine

SOTO: NonCitizen/Resident Voting

The issue of noncitizen voting has been in the news in recent days and has become an issue in the NY-11 congressional race in Staten Island/Brooklyn. To better educate our readers, The Bronx Chronicle invited attorneys and CUNY professors J.C. […]