voting rights

Kavanaugh’s Appointment to the Supreme Court: Tipping the Balance

August 14, 2018

Kristen Clarke head of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law talks about the consequences for the nation’s future if Brett Kavanaugh is put on the Supreme Court

Citizenship Questions in the 2020 Census Designed to Intimidate Latino Communities

August 7, 2018

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross approved a late request from the Justice Department for a citizenship question to be added to the 2020 census. Trump officials who supported the Supreme Court’s evisceration of the Voting Rights Act used it to justify their move by claiming it reinforced protections against voting discrimination. Marc Steiner talks with Eduardo…

Trump Panel Demands Private Voter Info, Gets Backlash Instead

July 5, 2017

Author and journalist Ari Berman of The Nation says the Trump election commission’s request for voters’ personal information has sparked an unprecedented backlash — but the fight to protect voting rights is far from over

Former Colleague of Jeff Sessions Says Trump’s Pick Unqualified to be Attorney General

January 5, 2017

Veteran civil rights prosecutor Gerald Hebert, who opposed Sessions’s bid for judgeship in 1986, says the senator has opposed virtually all civil rights legislation

Cuba

March 27, 2016
Netfa Freeman, analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies, demystifies much of what has been said about Obama’s visit to Cuba and from the perspective of one friendly to the Cuban Revolution. Topics covered included the blockade, political prisoners, elections and voting rights, human rights and more.

MD Senate Restores Ex-Felon’s Right to Vote

February 10, 2016

TRNN’s Eddie Conway covers the historic push to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of a law that will restore the right to vote upon release

A Response to Gov. Nikki Haley

January 13, 2016

TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway has an exclusive interview with Rev. Waltrina Middleton, cousin of AME victim DePayne Middleton, about SC Gov. Nikki Haley’s State of the Union rebuttal.

Organizing the poor

June 17, 2013
Hundreds arrested opposing Republican controlled legislature’s ‘barbaric’ attacks on North Carolina’s most vulnerable populations

Undoing the New Deal

February 25, 2013
On the 80th anniversary of the election of FDR and the New Deal, Jennifer Taub and John Weeks discuss the prospects for a serious reform of the banking system

Climate Change and Protecting Environment is a Social Justice Issue

February 25, 2013

Part 1. Jame Boyce: New book exposes relationship between environmental degradation and inequality of wealth and power