Today we travel to a future where voting rights are extended to lots more people in the United States including non-citizens, 16-year-olds, and convicted felons.
- Dr. Ron Hayduk — professor of political science at San Francisco State University, and author of Democracy for All
- Ashawn Dabney-Small — candidate for Boston City Council District 3 and Vice President for the National Youth Rights Association
- Dr. Sylvia Kritzinger — a professor at the University of Vienna
- Jennifer Taylor — senior attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative.
- What Does the Constitution Actually Say About Voting Rights?
- Elections Clause
- The Right to Vote and the Rise of Democracy, 1787–1828
- National General Election VEP Turnout Rates, 1789-Present
- Millions of Americans can’t vote for president because of where they live
- Thousands Lose Right to Vote Under ‘Incompetence’ Laws
- Who Can and Can’t Vote in U.S. Elections
- Why Non-Citizens Should Be Allowed to Vote
- Noncitizen Voting Rights in the United States
- Maryland city approves letting non-citizens vote in local elections
- Takoma Park stands by non-U.S. citizen voting law
- The Long, Strange History of Non-Citizen Voting
- In 2013 the supreme court gutted voting rights – how has it changed the US?
- Trump Administration Nearly Doubles Cost to Apply to Become a U.S. Citizen
- High cost of naturalization prevents low-income immigrants from becoming citizens, Stanford study finds
- Why Don’t Immigrants Apply for Citizenship?
- Divided Loyalty? Political participation and identity of dual citizens in Switzerland
- The Development of Dual Loyalties: Immigrants’ Integration to Canadian Regional Dynamics
- Non-citizens can’t vote in Florida. So why is this group trying to ban it…again?
- Florida Amendment 1: The citizenship voting measure that isn’t anything
- Florida’s proposed Amendment 1 would change nothing. Was it even intended to?
- ‘Old Enough to Fight, Old Enough to Vote’: The 26th Amendment’s Mixed Legacy
- How the Vietnam War Draft Spurred the Fight for Lowering the Legal Voting Age
- Rep. Speier Wants 14-Year-Olds to Vote
- Rep. Pressley Introduces Amendment to Lower Voting Age
- What happens when the voting age is lowered to 16? A decade of evidence from Austria
- Voter Turnout and the Dynamics of Electoral Competition in Established Democracies since 1945
- Accounting for the Child in the Transmission of Party Identification.
- Do younger generations care more about global warming?
- National Youth Rights Association
- Voting Rights and Felony Disenfranchisement
- Unlocking The Vote In Jails
- Felony Disenfranchisement: A Primer
- A Brief History of Felon Disenfranchisement and Prison Gerrymanders
- Race, Voting, and a Gaping Loophole: A Critical Look at the 14th Amendment
- Crimes of Moral Turpitude in Alabama
- Felony Voting Rights Restoration in Alabama
- Final tally: Group says 67,000 felons registered in Florida after Amendment 4
- Richardson v. Ramirez
- The Other Side of Richardson v. Ramirez: A Textual Challenge to Felon Disenfranchisement
- A Look At Voter Suppression Tactics Ahead Of The Election
- They Did Not Vote in 2016. Why They Plan to Skip the Election Again.
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