The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a landmark piece of civil rights legislation intended to enforce the 15th Amendment to the Constitution by forbidding states to obstruct the voting rights of any American citizen, regardless of their race or color. The Supreme Court is currently reviewing a case from Shelby County, Alabama which challenges Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. Though a final decision on the case could be months away, the justices appear to be leaning 5–4 against Section 5.
With over a billion dollars raised by each candidate in the last election, surely it must mean that money is playing a crucial role in elections around the country. But contrary to popular belief, money’s role elections is actually minimal at best.
Massive amounts of money are being spent on elections, and have been for some time. More than preventing corporations from donating, we need to demand a cap on campaign funding.
What will you be doing on election night? Compiled by Monica Thunder & Daniel Green “I guess what I would normally do… do my creative writing homework.” Paige Welsh Second-year, Kresge Marine biology and literature “Let’s see, I will hopefully have successfully voted that day, but I’ll be in rehearsal for Rainbow Theatre.” Alyssa [...]
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What do you think are the most important propositions on the eleven on the ballot for the upcoming election? Why? Compiled by Kayla Sikes & Jessica Tran “I think Proposition 30 is important because it directly impacts us and the rest of the state. I think that while our tuition would rise if it doesn’t [...]
The Santa Cruz Municipal Elections will be held on Nov. 6, the same date as the California Presidential General Election. The Municipal Elections will be for four full-term council members.
Measures I and J, which seek to implement a parcel tax that would provide supplemental funding for K-12 schools in Santa Cruz school districts, are up for renewal on the June 5 ballot. With increasing state funding cuts to education, it is necessary for voters to support the city’s investment in its education system.