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 […]
Pledge drive continues! Today sub-host Rebecca Kemble talks with political author and journalist Ari Berman. Berman will be in Madison on Tuesday, September 27th, at the Goodman Community Center to discuss his new book, “Give Us the Ballot.” Ari Berman is a political correspondent for The Nation and an investigative journalism Fellow at the Nation […]
Voting rights have been under attack for the past number of years, under the thinly-veiled guise of “trying to prevent voter fraud” — even admitted by Wisconsin legislators. Just within the past several weeks, though, federal courts have struck down some of these laws, which U.S. District Judge James Peterson states “…suppress the reliably Democratic […]
Wisconsin and Minnesota Congressmen Mark Pocan and Keith Ellison team up for a constitutional right to vote.
On Monday’s A Public Affair John Quinlan was joined by civil rights attorneys Glorily Lopez and Christopher Krimmer. He also played segments of an exclusive taped interview with US Rep. Mark Pocan. The show followed a week when the US Supreme Court advanced gay marriage, while setting back voting rights, in a week when the Senate also passed a landmark immigration bill that has major problems. It was a contradiction of progress and set-backs.
Jan Miyasaki was joined on the Wednesday morning Buzz by Jonathan Brater from the Brennan Center for Justice, an attorney who has worked for voting rights and fair districting. They discussed the Arizona vs. Inter Tribal Council case, where the state of Arizona attempted to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote. This referendum […]