New articles in Human Rights: enfranchisement

Nina Henry, Representation is Power: Meet Andrea Jenkins “If Andrea wins her election to the Minneapolis City Council, she will make history as the first openly transgender member of a major city council.” read
Gordon Lafer, States For Sale read
Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen, Belabored Podcast #132: What Happened in Mississippi? with Chris Brooks read

New articles in Human Rights: enfranchisement

Ari Berman, Why GOP war on voting is winning. “The divide illustrates how the United States is fast becoming a two-tiered democracy, a country where it’s harder to vote in Republican-controlled states and easier to vote in Democratic ones…..There wasn’t one single reason why the amendment was defeated, but the general consensus was that making it harder to vote would imperil all of the qualities that had long made Minnesota, like Wisconsin in the days before Walker, a laboratory for progressive government. (2011). read

David Niose dissects felony disenfranchisement. read