1965 Voting Rights Act

The 1965 Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which was designed to prohibit racial discrimination in voting. It has been amended several times since then. In 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court gutted key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Since this change many states and localities have used different tools to create barriers to voting rights, including new ID requirements, purging voter […]

Same Day Voter Registration

Same Day Voter Registration

Yes, YOU CAN DO SAME DAY VOTER REGISTRATION TODAY! YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE AT YOUR POLLING PLACE, AND THEN VOTE! Today is Election Day and the polls are open now! In order to register to vote, you must meet these qualifications: 1)You must be a United States citizen 2)You must be at least 18 years old on or before the next election (OR for […]

Civics in Middle School

Civics in Middle School

RE:  HB 1252 — Civics Education in Middle School ACTION NEEDED Please urge your state Representative to vote YES for HB 1252 to require every public elementary school to include civics education in its 6th, 7th, and 8th grade curriculum. WHY IT MATTERS Quality civics courses have tremendous impact. For example, when Florida introduced a required civics course in middle school, 61% of Florida students achieved proficiency in civics, […]