• The Case For Letting Convicted Felons Vote | Newsy

    The Case For Letting Convicted Felons Vote | Newsy

    Many states in American prevent people with felony convictions from voting. This can affect people still serving time in jail, out on parole, or those that have finished serving their time. Why do you think that felons are denied the right to vote? Do you think that is fair?

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  • Millions of American Adults are Not Allowed to Vote — And They Could Change History | Business Insider

    Millions of American Adults are Not Allowed to Vote — And They Could Change History | Business Insider

    An estimated 6.1 million American adults were not allowed to vote (disenfranchised) in the 2016 election because they had a felony conviction on their record. Look at the charts in this article. How does preventing people with felony convictions from voting affect communities differently?

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  • Felony Disenfranchisement Laws by State | ACLU

    Felony Disenfranchisement Laws by State | ACLU

    Each state is allowed to decide if people with criminal convictions can vote and some states even keep people with minor misdemeanor convictions from voting. Using this map, look up Washington state. Can convicted felons in our state vote? Which two states allow everyone to vote, including people serving time in prison?

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  • States Struggle To Accommodate COVID-19 Positive Voters | NPR

    States Struggle To Accommodate COVID-19 Positive Voters | NPR

    We live in a state (Washington) that uses a vote by mail system. But not all states allow voting by mail. In these states, how did the pandemic impact who can vote?

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  • Covid-19 Changed How We Vote. It Could Also Change Who Votes | New York Times

    Covid-19 Changed How We Vote. It Could Also Change Who Votes | New York Times

    One thing that has changed in voting this year is the push to have people vote by mail (absentee voting) What are some of the arguments against voting by mail? Why is voting by mail considered a good idea? You can also access this article from our online databases at https://tinyurl.com/yyx9nplp

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  • How to Help Protect Our Elections and Get Out the Vote | American Bar Association

    How to Help Protect Our Elections and Get Out the Vote | American Bar Association

    The American Bar Association (ABA) has a great list of different organizations that are protecting people’s right to vote. Choose one organization and find out what resources they have to help people vote.

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  • Selma Online | Teaching Tolerance

    Selma Online | Teaching Tolerance

    "Selma Online is more than a history lesson. It’s a call to action to learn about democracy, civil rights, and the need to safeguard voting equality in every generation." This incredible interactive website allows you to explore the history of African American's fight to vote. Learn about the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches through photographs, quotes videos and clips from Ava Duvernay's award winning film "Selma"

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  • Rigged

    Rigged

    Are you ready to dig deeper? These next 5 resources are longer films and books that will let you explore voting rights and voting suppression even further. In the documentary "RIgged" shows how the principle of "one person, one vote" is being compromised, and how American citizens are fighting back. Do you think this video was fair to people who believe in voter fraud and those who believe in the right to vote for all? Why do you think people want to make it harder for people to vote? Are there any particular people that are being targeted in voter fraud charges?

    Format: Streaming Video

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  • Drawing the Vote

    Drawing the Vote

    Jenkins, Tommy

    Learn about how the history of American voting rights has shaped the way we vote today. Coinciding with the 2020 US presidential election, Drawing the Vote, an original graphic novel, looks at the history of voting rights in the United States and how it affects the way we vote today. What happened during the 2016 election that has only happened five other times in history? Does this make it feel like your vote counts?

    Format: Downloadable Graphic Novel

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  • Lifting as We Climb

    Lifting as We Climb

    Dionne, Evette

    When women were granted the right to vote in 1920 under the 19th Amendment, Black women were not included. White suffragists at the time were concerned that if they included Black women in their fight to gain voting rights, that they might not be successful. This book explores the important and overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement.

    Format: eBook

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