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    Voting Rights and the 14th Amendment

    Panelists talked about how the end of the Civil War led to the 14th Amendment, which granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and eventually the 15th…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “How could the voting process be improved?” Lauren Fox spoke by phone about the House and Senate agendas for the…

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    Legal Challenges to State Voting Rights

    Tomas Lopez talked about efforts to roll back Republican-enacted restrictions to voter access in several states. He also discussed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary…

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    Hillary Clinton on Voting Rights

    2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at Texas Southern University, a historically black college in Houston. In her speech she outlined her proposals for…

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    Representative Hoyer on the Voting Rights Act

    Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke on the House floor about the work Congress needed to do on the Voting Rights Act.

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    Young Voters and Running for Public Office

    Jennifer Lawless talked about Running from Office: Why Young Americans are Turned Off to Politics. In her book she argues the current political system has discouraged young people from…

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    Broadening the Conservative Base

    Panelists at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) talked about broadening the conservative base.

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    Voting Access and Election Administration

    Members of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) and White House counsel Neil Eggleston talked about various aspects of the voting process in federal…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Should the U.S. require mandatory voting?” The question was taken from a question President Obama was asked at a…

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    Voting Rights for Felons

    Maryland State Delegate Cory McCray (D), a former drug dealer who served multiple prison sentences, talked about efforts in his state to restore voting rights to felons. Topics…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the topic: “Minority Vote in 2016.” The lines were divided between…

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    Democratic Outreach Efforts

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about their party’s efforts to increase political participation and protect voting…

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    Annual British Youth Parliament Debate, Teen Voting Rights

    More than 300 members of Great Britain’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the British House of Commons for their annual debate. The students debated five topics that…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Why do you vote, or not vote?” Coral Davenport spoke by phone about the previous-day Justice Department…

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    Voter Identification Requirements

    Panelists talked about expanding political rights for voters with disabilities, voter identification laws, and the role of candidates in political discourse.  “Got…

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    Voting Rights and Persons with Disabilities

    “More Power to More People: How the ADA and the CRPD are Expanding Political Rights” was a plenary session of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems' U.S. Election…

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    Elections and Campaign Finance

    Panelists talked about the role of the federal government in elections and the future of campaign finance regulation.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “How enthusiastic are you about voting on Election Dau?” Siobhan Hughes spoke by phone about how voter enthusiasm…

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    Felony Voting Laws

    Marc Mauer joined by telephone to discuss laws that bar an estimated six million convicted felons from voting. He described the variety of state laws, the effect they have on…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines, including a line for convicted felons, were open for viewer commentary on the question: “Should Convicted Felons Have the Right to Vote?” Marc Mauer, executive…

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