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Stacey Abrams speaks at TEDWomen 2018. Image: Marla Aufmuth/TED/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Democracy is a constant struggle. From the suffragettes to today's voting rights advocates, securing the right to vote should be a common pursuit of us all.
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Voting booths in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Photo: Tim Evanson/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Grassroots organizing gets results but there is a huge amount of work yet to be done to ensure a fair, representative democracy with an engaged and empowered electorate.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Who will come out to vote -- and, critically, who will be denied the right to vote -- in the next U.S. midterm elections?
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Karl Nerenberg | In 1968 when an assassin killed Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader was becoming more radical. Today, prisons are at the heart of a new Jim Crow.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, helped enfranchise millions of African-Americans over the decades. Today, the struggle continues.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Race has been a defining issue in the 2016 U.S. election season, and inextricably linked to it, the struggle for voting rights.
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Clarissa Fortin | Nellie McClung is a complicated figure in Canada's history. Here are seven important points we should remember about her legacy today on the 100th anniversary of voting rights for (some) women.
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David Suzuki | Environmental rights are also about social justice. Many environmental problems are tied to societal inequities as people at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale are disproportionately affected.
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Pro Bono, Priya Sarin | Last week, two courts ruled on separate Charter challenges to legislation affecting the rights of certain groups of Canadians to vote in the October 2015 election. Their decisions were surprising.
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Dylan Penner | Rather than make it easier for people to vote and harder to get away with election fraud, the "Fair" Elections Act does the opposite. That's why the legislation is being challenged in court.
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Dylan Penner | Bill C-50, the so-called Citizen Voting Act, is a transparent attempt by Harper's Conservative government to suppress the votes for other parties. Again.
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Amy Goodman | Purging of voter rolls is just one way that Republicans are working to limit the vote. Key court decisions have all but guaranteed that many U.S. voters will be denied access to their right to vote.