Congressional Democrats scrutinize state elections laws for effect on minority voters

Activists attend a Voting Rights Amendment Act rally, which marked the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder that held a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images.
Ariana Figueroa
Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom, including politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. She's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.