Voting rights

Face 2 Face with Anna Dioguardi and Dennis Redmond

LIVE SHOW – Friday, December 10 at 11:10 AM On this show, we speak with Anna and Dennis from the Queens Community House about a just passed legislation in City Council, granting voting rights to noncitizen immigrants in New York…

The New York City Council becomes the largest city in the nation to enfranchise noncitizen immigrant New Yorkers.

Nearly 1 Million noncitizen immigrant New Yorkers will be allowed to participate in our City’s municipal election! Noncitizen residents pay billions in state, sales and real estate taxes, the same as citizens, and they are responsible for $229 billion in…

How the Coronavirus Has Created New Battlefronts Over Voting Rights in Battleground States

By Steven Rosenfeld When the 2020 election season resumes in Ohio on April 28 and continues in nearly half of the states through July, Americans will see if new voting regimens instituted in response to the pandemic will help voters…

The Struggle To Vote, From the Suffragettes To Today

One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote in the United States. The women’s suffrage movement took decades of organizing to achieve success, from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, to mass civil disobedience and protest leading up…

Young People: You Didn’t Vote, And Now You Protest?

By Roberto Savio Immediately after the vote on Brexit, thousands of young people marched in the streets of England to show their disagreement over the choice to leave Europe. But polls indicated that had they voted en masse (only 37…

The Voting Rights Acts in the Era of Jim Crow 2.0

The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, helped enfranchise millions of African-Americans over the decades. Speaking before a bipartisan gathering of members of Congress, his Cabinet, civil-rights leaders and the press, Johnson…

Saudi Women Make Huge Advances After Victory in Polls

By Katherine Mackenzie ABU DHABI, Dec 24 2015 (IPS) – The triumph of 19 women in what is being seen as a landmark and historical election in a largely traditional and conservative country is a massive gain for women. A…