VOTE FOR THE VOICELESS
Though America’s primary suffrage battles ended nearly 30 years ago, there are still countries around the world that refuse to grant citizens equal voting rights. Despite their growing presence in world affairs, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Brunei still offer limited suffrage. In Guatemala and the Dominican Republic, no members of the armed forces may vote. Up until last year, Saudi Arabia denied women the right the vote (though they still can’t leave home without a male chaperone). In the recent past, governments in Venezuela and Russia have simply chosen to simply declare re-elections and reappointments. All these scenarios considered, the “limits” imposed by our two-party system start to feel pretty minor.
Saudi Arabian Women Vote For The First Time
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YOUR RIGHT, THEIR FIGHT
On January 7###sup/sup###, 1789, America's first presidential election was held, though only white, property-owning males were permitted to cast a ballot. Over the 200 years that followed, nearly a dozen excluded groups (including women, Native Americans, African Americans and non-Christians) waged hard-fought, costly, and even deadly, battles to gain voting rights. Voting in this November’s election is not only a chance to actualize your dreams and forge your own future, it’s an opportunity to honor those who suffered for suffrage, as well as a productive way to celebrate their victories.
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SUPREME EFFECTS OF THE ELECTION
The United States Constitution grants a President the right to name Justices to the Supreme Court—with the approval of the U.S. Senate. It’s a simple process, if both parties can see eye-to-eye. However, our current President is a Democrat, our Senate is presently Republican controlled, and partisan ideological gaps are widening by the day. Senate Republicans recently refused President Obama’s nomination to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, insisting the next president be granted appointment rights. With three more justices set to retire soon, the four total Justice appointments our new Commander-in-chief makes will shape our country’s future for the next 30 years.
The Importance of the Supreme Court
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HILLARY AND HISTORY
In November 2008, Barack Obama became the first African American to be elected President of the United States, breaking one of the most significant political equality barriers in our country’s history. Should Hillary Clinton be elected our 45###sup/sup### President, our country’s largest remaining political barrier will fall. Though scores of qualified women have sought the Presidency since 1892, none have made it to the Oval Office. Clinton’s 2016 campaign has already been a memorable one, but should she break the presidential gender wall, her campaign will immediately become a truly historic one.
10 Famous Women Political Leaders
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DOWNBALLOT STAKES ARE HIGH
Though the Donald vs. Hillary show has stolen the spotlight, an equally intriguing battle is brewing beneath their podiums: downballot elections, those for Senate and House positions, are of particular consequence this year. The House (the body that assembles and passes Federal laws), is currently held by a Republican majority, though as Donald Trump’s poll numbers have declined, experts have observed Republican House poll numbers sliding as well. Should these projections ring true on election day, a Senate flip could occur, wherein Democrats gain majority rule. Such an occurrence would great affect the laws and policies of our nation for years to come.
Ryan’s Last Ditch Effort to Save the Senate
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