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When Socialists Won Women’s Suffrage

Eric Blanc Jacobin
Contrary to the myth that socialists have always ignored gender oppression, women’s suffrage was first won by socialist feminists — and working-class revolt.

Voting Laws Roundup 2019

Brennan Center For Justice
D.C. isn’t the only place where there’s momentum for expanding access to the ballot.

books

Fighting to Vote

Michael Tomasky The New York Review of Books
As results from the recent midterm elections show and the book under review chronicles, restrictive voter identification laws, registration requirements, felon disenfranchisement and voter purges still deny millions access to the ballot box.

Getting Out the Vote From the County Jail

Margaret Barthel The Atlantic
In many states, people held without a felony conviction are eligible to vote—but confusion, fear, and a long list of logistical complications often stand in their way.

Democracy Is on the Ballot

Michael Waldman The Brennan Center for Justice
Voter suppression could mar the midterms. But pro-voter ballot initiatives in several states offer the chance to dramatically expand and strengthen our democracy.
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