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

Congress must act to restore the VRA to its full power.

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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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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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Judicial Elections And Diversity On The Bench: “Justices Have To Reflect Their Population”

A wide array of speakers met earlier this month at "Judicial Elections and Diversity on the Bench," a discussion hosted by the Center for American Progress drawing attention to how the current state supreme court system continues to fail many of its diverse constituents.

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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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