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.
Who will come out to vote -- and, critically, who will be denied the right to vote -- in the next U.S. midterm elections?
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.
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.
Race has been a defining issue in the 2016 U.S. election season, and inextricably linked to it, the struggle for voting rights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.