A Fair Fight Against Voter Suppression

A Fair Fight Against Voter Suppression

by Jodi L. Miller Changes in voting practices or requirements to vote often seem minor. But those minor changes can have a big impact and are, in fact, examples of voter suppression. For instance, one voter suppression tactic is closure of polling places. Is that a...
The Battle Over Voter Rights—and Wrongs

The Battle Over Voter Rights—and Wrongs

by Michael Barbella With the 2018 mid-term election, former felons in Florida regained their long-lost right to vote when 64 percent of Florida voters backed the passage of State Constitutional Amendment 4, which overturned a Civil War-era ban on ex-convicts voting....
Women and the Draft, A Decades-Old Debate

Women and the Draft, A Decades-Old Debate

by Toni Sutton-Deangelico History was made on December 3, 2015 when Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced that all combat roles in the military would be open to women. This new inclusion allowed all women who were fit for combat to be assigned to those roles...
Still Fighting Voter Suppression in 2018 [UPDATED]

Still Fighting Voter Suppression in 2018 [UPDATED]

There is no mention of an “affirmative right to vote” in the U.S. Constitution; however, countless lives have been lost in the pursuit of obtaining the franchise. While many believe the country is stronger when everyone exercises the franchise, there are some that...