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Articles by Jazmin Kay

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What I’ve Learned From Reporting On Voting Rights

Why the youth vote matters more than ever.

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Sweet Sixteen: The Case For Lowering The Voting Age

Has the time come to lower the voting age? Youth advocates and voting rights scholars from cities across the nation are suggesting just that.

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How Voting Exclusively By Mail Impacts Voter Turnout

Is it time to put voting booths to rest? Facing historically low voter-turnout, voting by mail may be the future of elections across the nation.

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State of the (Millennial) Union

“…For my final address to this chamber, I don’t want to just talk about the next year,” President Obama said Tuesday night, in his final State of the Union address. “I want to focus on the next five years, ten years, and beyond. I want to talk about the future.” ...

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Kentucky Governor Restores Voting Rights To Over 170,000 People Who Committed Felonies

“The right to vote is one of the most intrinsically American privileges, and thousands of Kentuckians are living, working and paying taxes in the state but are denied this basic right. Once an individual has served his or her time and paid all restitution, society expects them to reintegrate into ...

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The Voting Rights Act Continues To Face Controversy, 50 Years After Its Enactment

Although the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year, the conversation around the future of the VRA is far from complete in Washington.

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Student Voice Announces Plans For Nationwide Tour at White House Summit

Student Voice announced today at the White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools the plans for a nationwide tour to connect with students on education in hopes of creating quantitate data and reporting back to the White House and others interested in discussing the future of education.

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Debating Strict Kansas Voting Laws: Secure Elections Or Unnecessary Restrictions To The Ballot?

Under Republican Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Kansas is subject to some of the strictest voting procedures in the nation. However, many of these measures have been seen to discourage young, low-income, and minority votes.

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Supreme Court Briefing: A Guide To The Term’s Blockbuster Cases, And What They Mean For Millennials

From fundamental questions concerning representation and democracy to answering challenges to accessible and affordable health care, the Supreme Court has a full docket of potential landmark cases this year touching on criminal justice, the economy, health care, immigration, and voting ...

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Disabled And Denied: The Fight for Voting Rights For People With Disabilities

Voting is often viewed as one of the most tangible exercises of human rights. Yet for the 33.7 million Americans with disabilities who are of voting age, this hallmark human right is far too often made extremely difficult or denied.

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Why It’s Time To Take Young, Non-Partisan Voters Seriously

Maybe it's time we rethink our politics to better address how young people engage with politics.

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How The New Jersey Democracy Act Could Change Statewide Voting Laws

With voter participation declining historically low in New Jersey, The Democracy Act could serve as an important indicator to modernize and update election procedures.

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Photo Booth Or Voting Booth? ACLU Takes On Indiana’s “Ballot Selfie Law”

Ever thought of taking a picture in the ballot booth? Think again—you could be committing a felony.

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More Than 60,000 Formerly Incarcerated People Now Eligible To Vote In California

Tens of thousands of California citizens celebrated earlier this month when the Scott v. Bowen finally came to a close, allowing 60,000 formerly incarcerated people to vote

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Bill Seeks To Improve Voter Access For Native Americans

Native Americans are 17 percent less likely to vote than non-natives—the Native American Voting Rights Act seeks to close that gap.

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