Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Rep. Veasey will lead a press conference to launch the first ever Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Three years after the Supreme Court dismantled key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus is answering the call to protect and restore the right to vote for every U.S. citizen.
EXPANDED access to health care, new education programs for our youngest citizens, landmark protections at the ballot box: The wave of civil-rights laws that Congress passed 50 years ago broke down barriers for millions of people in our country to more fully participate in their communities and our democracy.
As the Representative of Alabama's 7th District where so many fought, bled, and died in the struggle for racial equality, I take very seriously my role as a protector of the legacy. And as a daughter of Selma and a lifetime member of the historic Brown Chapel AME Church, such a role is very personal to me.
This week, the civil rights legacy of President Lyndon B. Johnson is being celebrated and every Texan should be proud.
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Stickers are set on a table for voters who have cast their ballots in the primary election on March 15, 2016, in Chesterville, Ohio. During the 2004 election, Ohio had the vote...
Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, and a cross-section of Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday announced the formation of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus to gin up support for an update of the Voting Rights Act.
Ahead of what's likely to be the first presidential election since 1965 without the Voting Rights Act in full effect, 50 members of Congress have joined to form the Voting Rights Caucus.
The caucus will work to educate the public about voting restrictions enacted since the Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Voting Rights Act in 2013.
To Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, the Voting Rights Act is personal.
A former African-American state lawmaker who was elected to Congress in 2012, Veasey was able to compete in a district newly drawn for minority representation in North Texas.
The full U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to take up the Texas voter ID case Wednesday, adding another chapter to the law’s convoluted journey through the federal court system.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to reverse a federal judge’s decision to award legal fees to lawyers who fought the state in a marathon redistricting case.
Lawyers in Paxton’s office argued that a district court in Washington, D.C. had no authority to award the fees.