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Grown adults have voted their way into the current morass in this country. Now is the time for a younger generation to lead the way.
David A. Love
Nov 03, 2020
A grassroots coalition is showing up at locations across the swing state to ensure Black and Latinx voters can cast their ballots safely.
Nov 02, 2020
If Democrats win control of the Senate, allowing this archaic tradition to survive will make everything of significance the party hopes to accomplish virtually impossible.
The state representative wants to pass paid family leave, repeal Arizona’s pre-Roe vs. Wade abortion ban, and increase access to the ballot through automatic voter registration and same-day registration.
Oct 29, 2020
Leger Fernandez, whose district includes Navajo Nation and several Pueblo reservations, wants to pass universal healthcare and improve infrastructure in tribal and rural communities.
Oct 28, 2020
Quezada has supported progressive policies since starting out in the state legislature in 2012. He’s now running for his final term, which could be his most important, given the state’s changing power dynamics.
Oct 27, 2020
A measure on the ballot next month would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote, a change that advocates say would crucially expand the voting pool.
Oct 23, 2020
The Adolescent Redemption Project, a new group organized by Michigan prisoners sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, is advocating for progressive prosecutors.
Oct 22, 2020
The group is seeing real challenges posed by the pandemic, voter suppression tactics, and threats of intimidation.
Oct 20, 2020
Last week’s problems in New York were part of a widespread series of issues, both systemic and targeted, that are only now becoming fully apparent, activists say.
Oct 08, 2020
Passing the HEROES Act would provide crucial protections to some of the most vulnerable essential workers, they say.
Oct 07, 2020
Proposition 17 would allow people with felony convictions to cast ballots while they are on parole.
Oct 06, 2020
Although some GOP election officials have moved to allow mail-in ballots to be counted early, outdated rules in other key Republican-led states could feed President Trump’s Election Day fearmongering.
Oct 02, 2020
The president’s fearmongering over mail-in ballots is part of a long history of politicians denying members of marginalized communities, and particularly Black people, the right to vote.
Sep 02, 2020
Enabling widespread voter suppression is shaping up to be the Roberts Court’s most consequential accomplishment, because every other aspect of the Republican agenda depends on it.
Jul 24, 2020
This year’s presidential contest will be the first since a federal judge lifted a decades-old consent decree barring the Republican National Committee from engaging in “ballot security,” or voter intimidation at the polls.
Jul 02, 2020
'We literally held an election during a pandemic.'
Apr 07, 2020
Mar 17, 2020
Advocates worry the widespread confusion may have a chilling effect on eligible voters.
Mar 16, 2020
Prison-based gerrymandering takes political power away from Black and Latinx communities—power that could be used to push for more funding for schools, social services, infrastructure, and other important reforms.
Robert Saleem Holbrook
Mar 02, 2020
The court found that a law that critics described as a poll tax violates the Constitution.
Feb 19, 2020
The bill would disproportionately affect the 140,000 people whose voting rights were recently restored.
Jan 21, 2020
A claimed victory in Kentucky and wins in Virginia mean hundreds of thousands of people could have their right to vote restored.
Kira Lerner, Daniel Nichanian
Nov 06, 2019
Lawyers and advocates in Miami-Dade County will roll out a new plan to counter the disenfranchisement of people with felony convictions.
Kira Lerner, Daniel Nichanian
Jul 24, 2019
With Jailhouse Lawyers Speak spokesperson and Right 2 Vote national coordinator Amani Sawari
Adam H. Johnson
Jun 13, 2019
Right now, only the whitest states—Maine and Vermont—allow prisoners to vote. Washington, D.C., could change that.
Jun 12, 2019
Florida is poised to pass a law that imposes a ‘poll tax’ on thousands of formerly incarcerated people.
May 01, 2019
The legislation is part of a wave of bills across the country meant to criminalize mistakes in the name of voter fraud.
Apr 12, 2019
Lawmakers are redefining certain crimes in order to carve out broad exceptions to who can regain the right to vote.
Mar 20, 2019
With Appeal staff reporter Kira Lerner
Adam H. Johnson
Mar 07, 2019
Lawmakers are debating whether to let people with felony convictions vote—but there could be a catch.
Feb 07, 2019
Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson prosecuted Crystal Mason for casting an illegal ballot. But Wilson escaped charges for a possible election violation of her own.
Sep 18, 2018
As Thursday's election approaches, confusion reigns.
Sep 12, 2018
Lewis Conway Jr., a formerly incarcerated activist running for Austin City Council, sits down with The Appeal.
Sylvia A. Harvey
Aug 30, 2018
Apr 23, 2018