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Felon Disenfranchisement

Dwayne Betts (Yale University)

Dwayne Betts (Yale University) was only a teenager when he was convicted of carjacking and sentenced to 9 years in prison. Today, he’s an acclaimed poet and PhD candidate at Yale Law School. He recounts his inspiring story and brings attention to one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time: felon disenfranchisement.

28 mins

Immigrant Voting

Ron Hayduk (San Francisco State University)

Think immigrant voting is un-American? Think again. Ron Hayduk says it’s as American as apple pie.

12 mins

Vote 18

Rebecca DeSchweinitz (Brigham Young University)

Rebecca DeSchweinitz explains how the Vote 18 movement led to the Twenty-Sixth Amendment, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 in 1971.

12 mins

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