voting-rights

COMMENTARY

It’s not a tough choice: Submit to the vax and the mask or become a pariah | Opinion

BY: - August 11, 2021

To vax, or not to vax. To even entertain such questions this late in the death spiral is an affront to family, friends and associates as well as a self-inflicted death-wish by those who consider them.

Dems document U.S. history of discrimination in shaping John Lewis voting rights bill

BY: - August 9, 2021

Democrats want to ensure that the bill can withstand a challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court

GOP 2022 gubernatorial hopefuls spar over Pa. vote by-mail law

BY: - August 5, 2021

In the lead up to the 2022 governor’s race, some Pennsylvania Republican hopefuls are reaching for a new way to question conservative credentials — did their rival vote to approve no-excuse mail-in ballots?

Pa. Sen. Bob Casey, state legislators rallying in D.C. urge Congress to act on voting rights

BY: - August 3, 2021

The nearly 800-page package would undo dozens of restrictive voting laws already in place and faces major hurdles gaining enough GOP support to advance in the Senate.

House Dems to unveil revamped voting rights bill named for the late John Lewis

BY: - July 31, 2021

During a Friday press conference, House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said that House Democrats are expected to introduce a revised H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights and Advancement Act, on Aug. 6. That is the same date that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s Casey: GOP voter suppression bills are ‘really just about white supremacy’ | Monday Coffee

BY: - July 26, 2021

In a Sunday TV interview, the Keystone State's senior senator suggests alternatives to abolishing the filibuster to move stalled voting rights bills.

Report: In a shift, Wolf says he’d support ‘reasonable’ voter ID requirements

BY: - July 20, 2021

The revelation was part of an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer published Tuesday, in which Wolf said he had previously drawn a line in the sand on bills containing voter ID language. 

‘Our democracy is in peril’: Women risk arrest in voting rights protest in D.C.

BY: - July 20, 2021

U.S. Capitol Police arrested about 100 women for civil disobedience at the march outside the U.S. Supreme Court's ornate building on Capitol Hill on Monday, 7/19/21.

COMMENTARY

Biden told us what we already know about the MAGA assault on voting rights. Now to stop it | Dick Polman

BY: - July 19, 2021

Democrat seize the moral high ground. But unlike their craven opponents, all too often they bring squirt guns to a shooting war.

In Philly, questions over whether Biden is doing enough to pass federal voting rights standards

BY: - July 18, 2021

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District, said voters in Philadelphia, especially voters of color, “can’t take anything for granted.”

COMMENTARY

What’s powering Mastriano’s ‘audit’ crusade? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - July 17, 2021

So far, two Pa. counties have said they won't cooperate with a GOP state lawmaker's attempt to launch an audit of the 2020 election.

COMMENTARY

In Philly, Biden threw down the gauntlet in the battle over voting rights. It’s a fight we can’t shirk | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 14, 2021

The challenges and the risks to the Republic, laid down in a fiery speech at the National Constitution Center, could not have been more clear.