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Voting Rights

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

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

VOICES

Young Resisters: Five Minutes with Jacobi Crowley

Jacobi Crowley is a lot of things: he’s a crisis intervention counselor, a football and track coach, and a radio show host. And, now 25, in 2016 he also became the youngest-ever black Oklahoman to run for state elected office. Though he lost the race, he’s remained as active as ever in his ...

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State of Our Union

The Millennial generation, now the largest generation in America, diverges from preceding generations in important ways.  First and foremost, today’s young people are more diverse than any previous generation, with the number of foreign-born 18- to 36-year-olds mirroring trends not seen since ...

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Forming A More Perfect Union, One Voting Rights Case At A Time

The last few weeks saw wins in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas, Texas, and North Dakota as courts in these states struck down restrictive local voting laws.

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Working Across The Aisle To Wake The Millennial Vote

This group of college students is working across the aisle turn out the youth vote this November.

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Holding Congress (Ac)Countable

Want to know how your legislators are voting? There's an app for that.

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“We Did The Crime, We Did The Time. Now Let Us Vote”

Disenfranchisement is one more barrier to rehabilitation for people with a criminal record.

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What I’ve Learned From Reporting On Voting Rights

Why the youth vote matters more than ever.

VOICES

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.

VOICES

Tackling Justice In Five Minutes

Something strange is happening in America. It is at once the age of fear and of embrace, of defiant political incorrectness and of unapologetic wokeness, of an extreme shift to the right and of a counter-shift to the left. The haves have got more than ever, the have-nots ever less. The Dream so ...

VOICES

Does My Voter Registration Have To Move When I Move?

You’ve graduated from college, moved out of your parents’ house, settled into a new job—and are looking to vote. You’re living out of state, but passionate about politics back home. Do you have to change your voter registration to your new address? As it turns out, the answer is: …maybe. ...

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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.

VOICES

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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