Denying thousands the fundamental human right to vote puts democracy at stake

It’s that time of the year once again in the United States: absentee ballots are rolling in and voters are preparing to go to the polls. Some of us, even 20-somethings like me who are new to the grind, take participation in the democratic process for granted. As a child, I made the trek with … Continue reading Denying thousands the fundamental human right to vote puts democracy at stake

“I have a bullet in my foot from trying to vote!”

By Michele Garnett McKenzie I’m sitting in my office, catching up with a former client. A member of the political opposition who fled Cameroon and sought asylum nearly a decade ago, she had stopped by to show me her new U.S. passport. Our talk turned to the November elections—she was so proud to finally be … Continue reading “I have a bullet in my foot from trying to vote!”

Voter Restriction: More Than Meets The Eye

Why I'm voting NO on the proposed amendment by Amy Bergquist The proposed voter restriction amendment has been in the news a lot lately and I’ve been hearing people say things like, “What’s the big deal with requiring an ID to vote? Heck, I need an ID to get into a bar or go to … Continue reading Voter Restriction: More Than Meets The Eye