Showing posts tagged with: "women"

July 4th Reflections: Democracy and a History of Voting in The United States . July 3, 2018

Since the birth of this country, voting has been a key feature of a representational democracy meant to give the citizenry access to the inner-workings of the government. And while the right to vote was included in America’s foundational document – the United States Constitution ratified in 1789 – exactly WHO could vote was not read more

Saudi Women to Vote in 2015 . September 26, 2011

Yesterday, Saudi Arabia’s king granted women the right to vote and run for office in future municipal elections. Although the change is welcomed by many activists, concerns still remain. The new law will not be relevant until the next election cycle in 2015. (Current municipal elections are scheduled for this Thursday.) And while senior religious read more