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During a recent forum at Alabama State University, Deja Chappell, a Montgomery high school student, cut through several minutes of experts speaking about the problem of low voter turnout among young people, particularly young minorities, with a simple question.
The top federal prosecutor in North Alabama says she is reviewing a lawsuit filed Wednesday by groups challenging Alabama's law requiring people to present photo identification before they can vote.
"We received a copy of the lawsuit ... We are certainly reading the lawsuit with great interest," said U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance.
The swath of rural Alabama that makes up the Black Belt is rich in things like culture and history, but not in money or jobs.
New federal legislation could help change that by creating a national designation, pumping funds into tourism and uniting the region’s efforts to lure people off the Interstate.
Hillary Clinton is set to headline a two-day event marking the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott next week, when she's scheduled to give the keynote speech during a stop at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. The speech is part of a tour organized by the National Bar Association to commemorate the civil rights movement.
Alabama officials were taken to the woodshed last week when they reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice on implementation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
Alabama has agreed to make changes to its voter registration system, it announced Friday, settling claims by the U.S. Department of Justice that it violated a federal law meant to make it easier to register.
Alabama reached a settlement Friday with the Department of Justice and agreed to make changes to comply with the two-decade-old “motor voter” law designed to make it easier for people to register to vote.
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, began a five-day trip to Cuba on Wednesday as part of a congressional delegation looking into more American economic opportunities in the island nation.
Exactly one year before the 2016 presidential election, House Democrats held a press conference to call for the passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act, which so far has no House Republican support.
House Democratic leaders are intensifying the pressure on Republicans for stronger voter protections.
The lawmakers launched a new campaign Tuesday — one year prior to the 2016 elections — aimed at forcing the GOP to consider an update to the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which was gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013.