The Anti-Racism Act of 2022 passed the West Virginia Senate by a 21-12 vote on Wednesday and has been sent to the House. The bill prevents the teaching that any race, ethnicity, or biological sex is superior to another in public K-12 schools and colleges—which don't teach any of that.
Republicans voted against the Crown Act, which bans discrimination of Black hairstyles in schools and in the workplace. Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee, Gwen Moore, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Bonnie Watson Coleman vowed to bring it up for another vote.
The president's comments Friday reflect a significant turn from early remarks such as telling people they will have to out-organize voter suppression yet again.
The initial response from the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has been to downplay the incident as business as usual, raising more significant issues concerning border patrol efforts. A government that prides itself on freedom and equity defending the violent actions of horseback patrols speaks volumes.
Reeves is a part of a clique of Republican governors who deflect and double down on lousy talking points as people continue to die from the pandemic.
White House Senior Advisor for Public Engagement Trey Baker highlighted several areas of the president's agenda directly impacting Black communities, as the president makes a big push for his expansive infrastructure plan.
Election officials sent over 185,000 voters contact notices, a preliminary step before purging, prompting renewed calls for passage of the For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
A well-respected expert in election administration and voting rights, Ms. Helen Butler, testified at Monday's Senate hearing about her removal from the Morgan County Board of Elections and the repercussions of Republican attempts to assert partisan control over election administration.
Despite the Senate's inaction, Black Voters Matter and allied organizations continue to caravan through the south to Washington, D.C., raising awareness around voting rights, election reform, and D.C. statehood.
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