Voting rights

21.04.2020

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

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 or preview state-by-state partisan battles over voter turnout. Already there… »

04.01.2020

The Struggle To Vote, From the Suffragettes To Today

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 to the adoption and ratification of the 19th Amendment in… »

17.05.2017

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

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 percent voted), the result of the referendum would have been… »

05.08.2016

The Voting Rights Acts in the Era of Jim Crow 2.0

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 said of African-Americans: “They came in darkness and… »

27.12.2015

Saudi Women Make Huge Advances After Victory in Polls

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 United Arab Emirates (UAE) daily newspaper called this a right… »

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