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    is voting right restrictions. November is quickly coming upon us, so does the right to cast our votes for whoever we believe to be the best candidate for the oval office. However, new voting right restrictions will make the voting process harder for certain groups. These laws will affect of upwards to millions of potential voters this coming election. We all have the right to vote. The government also has the right for certain groups to make that ballet harder to cast. The reason that voting right

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    Voting Rights

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    recently come to my attention as an important topic. That topic is about voting rights, with elections being so important, I felt that it would benefit everyone if I meditated and shared my findings about this certain article. In this paper I will share with you a summary about the article, my reaction to the article, and the connection my article has with federal government. My article is titled, “Disabled And Fighting For The Right To Vote.” The author of my article is Pam Fessler and the article was

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    be done, in regards to being able to exercise our voting rights, we must first understand some of the voting barriers that minorities had to face in the past. It was not until 1870 that the 15th amendment was passed, declaring it unconstitutional for an individual to be denied the right to vote based on their color, race or previous condition of servitude. However, the 15th amendment only applied to male individuals, it did not guarantee the right for women to vote. Instead female voters had to wait

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    promote and protect voting rights in the nation. A lot of times, voting rights have been abused by different solutions involving crime, people, and just problems within the nation. Voting rights are known as the cornerstone of America. There are a lot of different groups in the world that are trying their best to promote and protect the voting rights. One of the main social environment groups in the nation that come together to do their best to promote and protect voting rights in America is called

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    of Latino voting. The most salient factor in the empowerment of Latinos is voting and educating our youth when they turn 18, and have the right to vote. According to Garcia, “The politics of culture is connected with language, cultural distinctiveness, English-only infinitives’, and other xenophobic movements directed towards Latinos” (P.10). I believe if more youth were more educated when it came to politics, we would have a higher percentage of the Latino vote. The Voting Rights Act of

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    The Voting Rights Act

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    In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law, a bill that would prohibit discrimination in voting. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 allowed for the enfranchisement of a massive amount of racial minorities, which was the main goal of the bill. After the bill was passed and signed into law, there was a sharp and consistent increase of registration of minority voters ranging from Hispanic Americans to African Americans for decades. In recent years there have been attempts to pass, what are now

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    election results. With numbers like this, are we tarnishing our shining example of a successful democracy? When I turned 18, voting became one of the things I could not wait to do. I mean, why not? So many others before me fought hard against social and political injustice, so that every man and woman, regardless of color, could have equality. For me, finally exercising my right to vote did not just mean adding my voice into a vast sea of citizens’ voices. But this became my opportunity to see the mountaintop

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    Voting Rights Act of 1965

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    The history of “gerrymandering” started during the term of Elbridge Gerry, the Governor of Massachusetts, when he approved an obscure redistricting plan ahead of the 1812 elections that helped Republicans hold on to power in the legislature. One of the redistricted districts that primarily consisted of a one party defendant was shaped as a salamander, which later gave rise to this political term (Keck, 2010). The term relates to the drawing of the boundaries of electoral districts in a way that gives

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    losing their voting rights for good; don’t you think that is too harsh? 19 states give the ex-felons a chance to redeem their rights after their term of incarceration, parole, and probation, while another 19 states give their rights back after their term is up. In this case you can conclude that no matter how large or small the charge, the ex-felon was convicted of that their rights for voting should not simply be given back to them after their term, although the ex-felons should have the right to earn

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    “The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March: Shaking the Conscience of the Nation” by the National Park Service (NPS) as a part of their “Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans” series, is an example of one such article. The article begins by describing that, on the night of Sunday, March 7th, 1965, millions watched as their regularly scheduled television programs were interrupted with disturbing images of unarmed African American men and women being brutally assaulted by state troopers and

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