The fight for voting rights today. – Essaylink

 

In 2020, there are still people across the United States and its territories and commonwealths who do not have full voting rights. While having the right to vote on paper, many groups face significant structural barriers to casting their ballots.

Use the following links in blue to better understand how people of color and poor people in particular face voter suppression in the form of ID laws, voter roll purges and sparse polling places. And also how young people, especially college students, face roadblocks, like restrictions on early-voting access and voter registration.

Directions: You will research a specific group of Americans who continue to fight for voting rights by researching one group and creating a four slide presentation about their fight for voting access and rights.

Step 1. Choose one of the following topics below and focus on the specific barriers they face to voting, the organizations working to expand or secure their rights, and what individuals can do to help.

Young people
African-Americans
People in prison
People with disabilities
Latinx people
People with limited English proficiency
“Nationals” not “citizens”
Native American
American Samoans
16- and 17-year-olds

 

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