Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s Honors the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by Urging for a Vote to Restore the Voting Rights Act

                                                                Dallas, TX – (Saturday, August 6, 2016) – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement celebrating the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act being signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson:   “Fifty one years ago, President Johnson signed into law one of the greatest guardians of American democracy, the Voting…

Fisher v. University of Texas

Congressman Al Green Reacts to the Supreme Court Decision in Fisher v. University of Texas (Washington, DC)—On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas. “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court is a victory in the quest for increased diversity…

Texas Round Up: What’s Happenin’ around Texas?

Austin – Following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding today’s court ruling in the case of Fisher versus University of Texas. The ruling relates to the use of ethnicity as one factor in determining college admissions. “We are very pleased with the Court’s ruling recognizing the constitutionality of…

The Hobby Lobby Case: Leave Your Rights at the Door

Rev. Al Sharpton President, National Action Network Just when we thought the rights of women, workers and minorities faced enough setbacks, it appears the nation’s highest court has done it once again. In an outrageous decision today, the Supreme Court ruled (Hobby Lobby case) that closely held corporations are not required to provide a full range of…

Supreme Court and Uncle Thomas’ Wrong Way Decision Supports Inequality; Makes Racism Clock Fall Back

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Michigan’s Proposal 2 is Constitutional WASHINGTON – In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court and ruled that Michigan’s Proposal 2 is constitutional. Proposal 2 is a 2006 ballot initiative that led to a state constitutional ban on race-conscious college admissions policies in Michigan. It specifically barred students…