Blog of Rights

Thousands of New Yorkers Will Get Health Care and An Opportunity to Vote!

Thousands of New Yorkers Will Get Health Care and An Opportunity to Vote!

By Eunice Hyon Min Rho, ACLU & Diana Scholl, Communications Strategist, ACLU at 12:14pm

Starting on October 1, millions of Americans will begin applying for health care coverage through health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act; in New York State alone, an estimated 2.8 million uninsured will access the system.…

Let People Vote: A Postcard from Florida

Let People Vote: A Postcard from Florida

By Howard L. Simon, ACLU of Florida at 2:53pm

The following blog post is adapted from the remarks by ACLU of Florida Executive Director Howard Simon to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, which held its second hearing on June 28, 2013 in Miami.

The President's charge…

In North Carolina and Across the Nation, The Voting Rights Act is Still Necessary

In North Carolina and Across the Nation, The Voting Rights Act is Still Necessary

By Chris Brook, Legal Director, ACLU of North Carolina at 2:19pm

The right of every eligible citizen to cast a ballot and participate in the democratic process is one of the most deeply held American values. But, as any observer of history knows, that right has not always been extended equally in North Carolina…

Happy 20th Anniversary to the National Voter Registration Act! May It Have Many More

Happy 20th Anniversary to the National Voter Registration Act! May It Have Many More

By Dale Ho, Director, Voting Rights Project, ACLU at 11:50am

Twenty years ago today, Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), in order to make voter registration free, fair, and accessible for all Americans. The statute has been a resounding success, helping to enfranchise millions of Americans…