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Voting Should Be Mandatory in America

Voting Should Be Mandatory in America

By Henry Cohen, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Among various other necessary reforms, it is time to join the ranks of the twenty-two nations that make voting mandatory for its citizens.

Restrictive Voting Laws Extend Past the South

Restrictive Voting Laws Extend Past the South

By WSN Editorial Board

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Until New York reforms its own voting process, state officials have no legitimate argument to make against conservative state legislatures taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling.

Antiquated Voting Equipment Threatens Democracy

Antiquated Voting Equipment Threatens Democracy

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Prudently maintaining suitable voting equipment is to preserve the integrity of American democracy.

Does the American Election System Even Want You to Vote?

Does the American Election System Even Want You to Vote?

By Sofia Pereira, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The voting process may be a hassle, but it is up to us as dissatisfied members of this community to elect officials who will change the system.

Virginia Felon Voting Highlights Democratic Inconsistencies

Virginia Felon Voting Highlights Democratic Inconsistencies

By Connor Borden, Staff Writer

April 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The day each citizen enjoys full access to their inalienable civil liberties is the day the U.S. will know equity, and from there progress can march forward.

Voter Suppression Is Not a Clinton Conspiracy

Voter Suppression Is Not a Clinton Conspiracy

By Paris Martineau, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Instead of banding together in the face of this obvious voter suppression, members of the Democratic party have been spewing vitriol at each other, with some placing blame on Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee for these events. Rage against voter suppression should be directed towards national election reform, not used as political ammunition against fellow Democrats.

Too Much at Stake for Young Voter Apathy

Too Much at Stake for Young Voter Apathy

By Moshe Wander

March 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The best way to enfranchise young voters is to connect the issues that young people care about to the importance of voting, researching the candidates and knowing how to vote. There is no easy formula for getting this done, but a student organization here at NYU is giving it a try.

Students must fight partisanship by voting

Students must fight partisanship by voting

By Christina Coleburn, Opinion Editor

October 1, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Young Americans’ activism to promote civic engagement demonstrates that students can empower themselves through the political process.

Voter ID laws encourage voter apathy

Voter ID laws encourage voter apathy

October 18, 2012


Filed under Opinion

My parents are immigrants. They shouldered the burden of taxes and student loans and waited in long lines in dingy, bureaucratic offices to become American citizens. My father takes civic participation to heart and goes to the ballot box every year on a chilly November day to participate in democracy. But...