The right to vote is a cornerstone of our country’s democracy. Ordinary men and women fought—and even died—to gain voting rights and to protect people’s right to vote without intimidation or obstruction. Yet states across the country continue to pass restrictive voter ID and voter suppression laws. These attempts to reduce access to the polls and make citizens meet unnecessary requirements for voting should be seen as nothing less than an attack on our fundamental freedoms. Find out more—start with these resources:
The 1936 sit-down strike at General Motor’s Flint, Mich., plant was a pivotal event in the establishment of workers’ rights and power in the United States and the growth of the UAW. This installment of Upworthy’s miniseries on labor history examines the strike that it calls a turning point and game changer for workers and their unions. Read it here.Read more »
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