How are you holding up? I’ve been thinking a lot about what is happening with the Mother Jones community, and I’m hoping you’ll share what is happening in your life. You can do that and find out what Mother Jones is investigating in response to the pandemic in our new column, "Greed Destroyed Our Social Immune System. It’s Time to Rebuild It." Thanks for reading. Please stay safe.
We’ve come a long way from the days when women, blacks, immigrants, and pretty much anyone who wasn’t a white male was kept from the polls. This timeline explores 200 years of efforts to restrict and expand the right to vote. (And for more on current efforts to disenfranchise voters, read about the10 most common vote-blocking tricks.)
For more information on voting rights history, check out these great timelines from the ACLU and KQED.