Tag: Wisconsin

Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Call Kaepernick 'Controversial' and Remove His Name From Black History Resolution

Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick is so “controversial” to GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin that they refused to include his name in a resolution to honor prominent Black Americans during February. But for members of the Legislature’s Black caucus, Kaepernick, who was born in Wisconsin, is anything but controversial. The former…

ACLU Fights Voter ID Laws, Early Voter Suppression

Last week a temporary solution in court granted about 17,500 people the right to vote this Election Day thanks to the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the ACLU had been in a court battle over the state’s law requiring people…

Voter ID Laws Smacked Down as Being Overtly Racist

Recent court rulings in five separate states have overturned portions of voting laws the courts determined specifically restricted voting rights among minorities. Two unrelated federal court rulings on Friday explicitly stated that voter ID laws in North Carolina and Wisconsin were created to disenfranchise Black voters. On Monday, a federal…