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Voting Rights

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

Tell the Supreme Court that the Voting Rights Act must be restored.

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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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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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Coming Out For Voting Rights, Indigenous Peoples Day, And National Coming Out Day

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The State Of Voting Rights In Alabama

The Center for American Progress held an event Tuesday, October 6 to address the issue of voter suppression and changing voter laws, focusing specifically on the DMV closures in Alabama and its relationship to the Voting Rights Act.

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John Oliver Talks Gun Control, Mental Health; Alabama Makes It Harder To Vote

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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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Students and Voting

Today, almost 20 years since the federal government demanded that campuses offer registration information, voter registration activists consider the HEA 1998 amendment a major victory.

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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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Pennsylvania Becomes 23rd State To Offer Online Voter Registration

Pennsylvania has now become the latest state to hop aboard the wave of states opting to digitalize voter registration.

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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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