Wisconsin holds the distinction of having been one of the first states to ratify the 19th Amendment in June 1919. Fourteen months later, on August 26, 1920, the amendment was ratified, granting women the right to vote. In the same year, the League of Women Voters was founded to help women carry out their new […]
Jan talks with Reverend Gralan S. Hagler, senior pastor of the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, DC and Director of Faith Strategies, about Martin Luther King, Jr., voting rights, fighting poverty, voter roll purges, and more.
In November 2019, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) filed a complaint against the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) arguing that they were required by state law to remove over 200,000 names from the voter rolls due to changes in residential address. On December 13, 2019, a judge ruled in WILL’s favor and the […]
In this episode of the 8 O’clock Buzz, ExPO edition, Jerome Dillard talks about voting rights of ex-incarcerated individuals with state Senator Lena Taylor and Peggy West from the S.E. Wisconsin ExPO chapter. Unlock the vote is the message of the day!
Esty Dinur speaks with Greg Palast, a provocative muckracker and writer for The Guardian and Rolling Stone. He talks about the erosion of voting rights, the 2016 election, a recent contempt of court order against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, and his recent documentary, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.
On this episode of A Rational Basis, Kellen O’Brien speaks with Anita Johnson about Wisconsin’s “Voter ID” law. How will voting rights be protected now that the law has been approved by the courts? Johnson explains how Wisconsin’s photo ID law impacted the voting rights of minority, poor, and elderly residents in previous elections, and […]