Civitas, a St. Louis-based educational non-profit, is working with seventeen interns this summer. They are researching (a) why certain individuals do not vote and what can be done to encourage them to do so, (b) how are system of voting is changing in light of COVID-19 and countervailing forces for change, and (c) current race relations issues in the United States and around the world.
Depending on what state you live in and who you are, your voting rights may be either expanding or contracting this year. At the
If you want to prevent certain people from voting, you’ve got a lot of options. Some are legal; some are not. Most of us
In their incessant quest to find ever more creative and nasty ways to suppress the vote, Florida Republicans have come up with a doozy.
Republican Secretaries of State in Kansas and Arizona are devising a whole new way to make voting harder. Thwarted by the U.S. Supreme Court
The assault on voting rights is moving upstream. A recently released report by Project Vote [September 2013] lists legislation introduced—and in some cases, passed—in
American democracy—or, at least, the flawed, but better-than-the-alternative system that we call democracy—is under attack, and not from Muslim terrorists. Our democratic system, with
For many years, the federal voter-registration form used in virtually all states has required that the person filling it out swear that he/she is
No one should have to stand in line for three hours to vote in a presidential election. But that’s just what 102-year-old Desiline Victor had
The birthers just won’t go away, and now they’re transferred their wrath to Desiline Victor, the 102-year-old Miami voter–born in Haiti–whose perseverance in the