Right To Vote

What Does a Democratic State Senate Majority Mean For Voting Rights in Washington?

State legislators for years have failed to pass a Voting Rights Act. by Bernard ElloukAre fairer elections in non-Seattle Washington on the way? …

Seattle

A Heavy Blow to One of America's Most Controversial School Boards

A new lawsuit focuses on a district whose governing board is dominated by ultra-Orthodox Jews who send their kids to private schools.<p>As is the case in districts across the country, the racial composition of a school board in the New York City suburb of Ramapo doesn’t look anything like that of the …

Education

Latinos And The Fight For Voting Rights

<i>Natalie Montelongo, National Organizing Director at Voto Latino, is a guest contributor for the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge</i><p>November 2016 marked the first Presidential election in 50 years without the essential protections of the Voting Rights Act, and minority communities nationwide faced …

Rights & Freedoms

Edition for Educators—House Leadership | US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives

This Edition for Educators highlights House Leadership. The U.S. Constitution offers spare guidance as to how House Leadership should be organized, …

U.S. Congress

Roy Moore's survival strategy comes into focus

McConnell handling of past sex scandal a warning for Roy Moore<p>Rachel Maddow reminds viewers of the sexual harassment case against Senator Bob …

Equality

Shareholders take aim at Murdochs with Fox voting rights push

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A shareholder proposal calling for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to do away with its dual-class share structure may inflict a …

Rupert Murdoch

I Ran the Worst 5K of My Life So I Could Explain Gerrymandering to You

The reason that district lines get drawn so crookedly is not always as nefarious as it looks.<p>ASHEVILLE, N.C.—The Gerrymander 5K wasn’t even a 5K. It was a quarter mile too long. It wasn’t timed. There was no exact finish line. The beginning was improvised. “I’ve never done this before,” shouted the …

Politics

Voters in These Countries Put American Voter Turnout to Shame

Voting is painfully easy outside the U.S., but inside the U.S. it's just painful.<p>Average voter turnout among OECD countries – an intergovernmental organization that promotes economic development and international cooperation – stands at 75 percent. The United States pales in comparison to that …

Democracy

Texas Not a Legitimate Democracy When it Hinders Black, Latino Voters

It’s time the state stepped up to ensure that every eligible voter has an opportunity to be heard.

Judiciary

Year One: When Black Women Lead

The past year of political hell in America could have been avoided if the nation had listened to black women. Unlike a majority of white women on …

Books

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On November 12, 1815, civil rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in Johnstown, New York. Stanton was a leading figure in the women’s …

Women's Rights

Voter ID laws, hackers, gerrymandering – just how much can a democracy take?

Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images<p>On July 3, a group of Georgia voters filed a lawsuit more on the lawsuit here. See more on the lawsuit here. …

Democracy

Women’s History Exhibition at NYC’s New-York Historical Society Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

That women won the right to vote one hundred years ago is not a relevant fact simply for the suffragette movement at the time, or for women’s …

Women's History

Anwar files review over dismissal of bid to attend hearing

PUTRAJAYA: Jailed Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has filed an application to review the Federal Court’s decision in …

Judiciary

Central Park will be getting its first statues of suffragettes, but here's why not everyone is happy with the decision

Two statues of suffragettes are coming to New York City‘s Central Park in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that gave women the …

Feminism

What Tencent Is Getting for Its Big Investment in Snap (It's Not Voting Rights)

It may not look like the most prescient investment right now, but Tencent Holdings Ltd.'s (TCEHY) just-disclosed stake in struggling social media …

Stocks

Dem Candidate Who Supports Voting Rights for Felons Says Former Trump Official Shouldn’t Be Able to Vote

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, has been a longtime proponent of restoring voting rights for felons. But …

Ralph Northam

This will be the first election for thousands of Virginians who thought they’d never be able to vote

“Once I got those rights back … I made it my duty to be here.”<p>No one takes the right to vote for granted after that right has been taken away. And no one, arguably, rejoices in the right to vote quite like someone who has had that right taken away and then restored again.<p>“Just bubbling in those …

Politics

Voting rights could be the biggest winner in Tuesday's Democratic victories

Ralph Northam and his wife, Pam, vote in Norfolk, Virginia, on Tuesday.Steve Helber/AP<p>Brianna Ross of Richmond, Virginia, lost her right to vote at …

Liberal View

How the ACLU is Fighting Florida’s Lifetime Voting Ban on Over One Million People

Florida activists are pushing a constitutional amendment that could pave the way to restore voting rights for 25 percent of the nation’s disenfranchised ex-offenders.<p>Florida alone accounts for one quarter of the national number of Americans denied the right to vote due to felony disenfranchisement, …

Rights & Freedoms

NYC women celebrate 100th anniversary of right to vote | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Elected officials and voting rights advocates marked the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in New York State by holding a rally on …

Brooklyn

Group steps up campaign for voting rights of Irish abroad

Irish expats and emigrants are set to step up their campaign to have voting rights extended to citizens living abroad.<p>While on his final State visit …

News (Ireland)

Electorate ‘must be privy to funding’

"The regulator agrees with the court that section 32 (1) read with section 19 of the Constitution and sections 7(2) and 1(d) therefore, require …

Business (South Africa)

History Holds the Key to Writing Better Fictional Heroes

People often ask me how I make characters in my historical novels appealing to modern readers, since American cultural norms were so very different in those earlier times. Racism and sexism were quite normal and socially acceptable, so how can I create heroic characters with whom modern readers …

Rights & Freedoms

WHAT?! NBC Asks Rather Why People Think Media ‘Make Up Stories’

In a staggering example of the press lacking any self-awareness, on Monday’s NBC <i>Today</i>, co-host Savannah Guthrie fretted over <b>“a recent poll that said</b> …

Conservative View

The Democrat Candidate for Virginia Governor Believes Being Accused of a Crime Takes Away the Right to Vote

On a regular basis the Democrats get on their high horse over protecting voting rights. Usually their idea of protecting voting rights means letting …

Conservative View

Low Voter Turnout Predicted in Boston Mayor's Race

Low Voter Turnout Expected in Boston Mayoral Election<p>Secretary of State William Galvin predicts just over 1-in-5 registered voters will pull the …

Boston

JACKSON: To choose not to vote is to surrender self-determination

Tuesday is an election day in many parts of America. There are key gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey. A single special election in a …

Elections

Gillespie vs. Northam: The Story Ends Tonight

From the Election Day edition of the Morning Jolt:<p><b>Gillespie vs. Northam: The Story Ends Tonight</b><p>We’re used to political junkies analyzing and griping …

Elections

Experts warn the gutting of the Voting Rights Act could help decide the highly anticipated Virginia governor's race

• <b>Voting rights activists argue that some black and Latino voters "will be unable to vote" in elections in Virginia and Alabama because of strict voter ID laws and other restrictions.</b>• <b><br>They say the 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is to blame.</b>• <b><br>Alabama and</b> …

Rights & Freedoms