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  • Op-Ed
    October 14, 2021 5:50 pm | By75043

    A Politician’s Shameless Bigotry

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. There’s an old saying about bullies: they can dish it out, but they can’t take it. Witness North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson. He abuses his position of authority to insult and…

  • Op-Ed
    Why I Went to Jail on October 5
    October 12, 2021 11:23 am | By75043

    Why I Went to Jail on October 5

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Sometimes friends have to hold friends accountable. That’s why I got arrested outside the White House on Oct. 5. I was there with other civil rights and religious leaders to call on President…

  • Op-Ed
    Local Governments Can Lead in Public Safety Movement
    October 1, 2021 3:47 pm | By75043

    Local Governments Can Lead in Public Safety Movement

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Negotiations on a federal police reform bill have collapsed because Congressional Republicans are willing to stand in the way of lifesaving changes to policing. It is time for state and local governments to…

  • Op-Ed
    Biden’s Promise for Diverse Judges and Federal Court Diversity
    September 23, 2021 1:58 pm | By75043

    Biden’s Promise for Diverse Judges and Federal Court Diversity

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. One of the most important reasons to vote Donald Trump out of the White House was to stop him from packing our federal courts with even more anti-voting-rights, anti-equality, pro-corporate judges. Stopping the flood of…

  • Op-Ed
    Pass the Freedom to Vote Act
    September 20, 2021 2:12 pm | By75043

    Pass the Freedom to Vote Act

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Time is running out to protect the right to vote in 2022 and beyond. Republican-controlled state legislatures have imposed new voting restrictions. They are getting ready to create more safe congressional seats for…

  • Op-Ed
    Virginia Voters’ Choice: Forward with Voting Rights Champ for Governor or Backward With Team Trump
    September 10, 2021 1:49 pm | By75043

    Virginia Voters’ Choice: Forward with Voting Rights Champ for Governor or Backward With Team Trump

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. Virginia’s voters will pick the state’s next governor in November. The choice couldn’t be clearer, and neither could the national implications of this race in a bellwether state. Not only is the Virginia…

  • Op-Ed
    THE HILL: Texas, abortion and the tyranny of the shadow docket
    September 7, 2021 3:00 pm | By28186

    THE HILL: Texas, abortion and the tyranny of the shadow docket

    This op-ed was posted in The Hill on September 6, 2021. If there was any doubt about the growing menace of the federal courts’ “shadow docket,” the Supreme Court’s disastrous and opaque ruling allowing an unconstitutional abortion ban to go…

  • Op-Ed
    A Red Flag on the West Coast
    September 2, 2021 5:07 pm | By75043

    A Red Flag on the West Coast

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. In just a few days, California will wrap up its recall election targeting Governor Gavin Newsom, a scheme orchestrated by a Far Right still seething over the Big Lie. At first glance…

  • Op-Ed
    THE NATION: It’s Time for Biden to Lead on Voting Rights
    August 26, 2021 2:41 pm | By75043

    THE NATION: It’s Time for Biden to Lead on Voting Rights

    This op-ed was posted in The Nation on August 26, 2021. Senate Republicans have just reaffirmed their shameless resistance to protecting voting rights through the use of the filibuster. This time, they are preventing the Senate from moving forward on…

  • Op-Ed
    President Biden: You Must Do More to Protect Voting Rights
    August 26, 2021 2:34 pm | By75043

    President Biden: You Must Do More to Protect Voting Rights

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. I was proud to work hard for the election of President Joe Biden. And I was proud to protest outside the Biden White House on Aug. 24. Along with other voting rights…

  • Op-Ed
    To Protect Democracy, We Have to Fix the Supreme Court
    July 29, 2021 3:52 pm | By75043

    To Protect Democracy, We Have to Fix the Supreme Court

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. It’s been six months since the Biden-Harris administration began, ushering in an era of hope after four bitter and disheartening years. We have much to celebrate. At the same time, there are ways…

  • Op-Ed
    Founder Norman Lear at 99: Protect Voting Rights Now
    July 29, 2021 10:23 am | By45417

    Founder Norman Lear at 99: Protect Voting Rights Now

    On July 27, our People For founder Norman Lear celebrated his 99th birthday. And he made it clear what was on his mind on that day in a moving op-ed in The Washington Post: our country’s voting rights emergency. “I…

  • Op-Ed
    Whitewashing History and Suppressing Voters Go Hand in Hand
    July 26, 2021 10:51 am | By75043

    Whitewashing History and Suppressing Voters Go Hand in Hand

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. There’s been a lot of news about the Democratic legislators in Texas who fled the state to prevent Republicans from pushing through sweeping new voter suppression laws. Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to have them arrested to force them to attend a special session…

  • Op-Ed
    Dolores Huerta: Time Is Running Out to Defend Voting Rights
    July 25, 2021 1:48 pm | By51279

    Dolores Huerta: Time Is Running Out to Defend Voting Rights

    In an op-ed for the Monterey Herald, labor leader, civil rights icon and People For board member Dolores Huerta sounds a warning: time is running out to defend voting rights against the onslaught of state laws designed to suppress the…

  • Op-Ed
    Prof. Mary Frances Berry in The Philadelphia Inquirer: Honor John Lewis. Pass the For the People Act.
    July 21, 2021 10:00 am | By51279

    Prof. Mary Frances Berry in The Philadelphia Inquirer: Honor John Lewis. Pass the For the People Act.

    The one-year anniversary of the death of civil rights icon John Lewis prompts a deeper examination of our nation’s voting rights emergency – and the urgent need for federal action to protect voting rights. In an op-ed for The Philadelphia…

  • Op-Ed
    People For President Ben Jealous in The Hill on Lewis Anniversary
    July 20, 2021 10:52 am | By75043

    People For President Ben Jealous in The Hill on Lewis Anniversary

    One year after the passing of Rep. John Lewis, who spent his life and career fighting for voting rights, a recent raft of voter suppression legislation in the states threatens to undermine Lewis’s legacy. And this newest chapter in the…

  • Op-Ed
    Texas Democrats Are Getting into ‘Good Trouble’
    July 16, 2021 3:10 pm | By75043

    Texas Democrats Are Getting into ‘Good Trouble’

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. One year after the death of the great civil rights icon John Lewis, a group of Texas Democratic lawmakers is following Lewis’s lifelong call for people to make “good trouble” and “necessary…

  • Op-Ed
    The Insurrection and the Lost Cause
    July 2, 2021 2:58 pm | By75043

    The Insurrection and the Lost Cause

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. A violent insurrection engulfed the U.S. Capitol just six months ago. One United States Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died and other Capitol police are still healing. Investigators are still going through video and social media documenting…

  • Op-Ed
    New Hope on Shelby Anniversary
    June 25, 2021 3:19 pm | By75043

    New Hope on Shelby Anniversary

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. On June 25, 2013, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority prevailed in a case that undermined one of the crowning achievements of the 1960s civil rights movement, the Voting Rights Act of 1965.…

  • Op-Ed
    Three Urgent Steps to Defend Democracy from Cynics and Skeptics
    June 21, 2021 5:54 pm | By75043

    Three Urgent Steps to Defend Democracy from Cynics and Skeptics

    This op-ed was distributed by Trice Edney Newswire. The far-right attack on voting rights is fierce. And the unwillingness of some Senate Democrats to challenge rules that allow a Republican minority to block voting rights bills is making some question…