political HW

Read about this:

Online materials: WHO VOTES AND WHO DOESN’T? DOES IT MATTER? Please review for our class discussion, and a future assignment. 

A. Problem/Causes: 

1. Voter Turnout: Who Voted in 2016?

2016 Voter turnout:

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More votes cast in 2016 than 2012, but overall turnout down  

Youth Voting: 

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Youth Vote 2016 and What works in Getting Youth to Vote 

2. Does it Matter Who Votes and Who Doesn’t? 

2016 Presidential Election Results

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 and Exit Polls

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(voting demographics by age, race, gender, income, etc).

Behind Trump’s Victory

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: Divisions between voters 

B. Challenges: Structural Barriers and Voting Reform

Voter ID laws:: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Voter ID Laws

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 (ProPublica) and Voting Restrictions in 2016

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(info from the Brennan Center for Justice

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) about voter ID laws and voting rights, including their recommendations for reform.

Voting Rights Act: What is the fight over voting rights about? 

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C. Solutions

Here’s an Organizing Strategy that doesn’t depend on White voters

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(Steve Phillips, author of Brown is the New White)

Millennials Stamp of Disapproval on Registration

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(SF Chronicle, Sept. 2016)

This is the two questions:

Short Assignment on Problem/Solution

Short Essay Assignment on Policy Problems (approx. 2 pages)

In a short essay, or using a question and answer format, choose one of the following policy issues we’ve studied (economic inequality, election reform or health care) and answer the following  questions, based on the information you learned from class discussions, the text and course materials (linked in the modules). DO NOT USE ANY OTHER SOURCES FOR THIS PAPER. 

1. What is the problem? What are the most significant causes of this problem? Use facts and analysis from the textbook and assigned articles  to support your answer. 

2. What solutions do you think would help address the problem? What obstacles or challenges are there to implementing this solution? Make sure your proposed solutions address the problem you discussed in question 1. (Use the class materials and our class discussions to help you answer this question)

Use the course materials to support your answers   AND

Make sure you include a parenthetical reference when you cite facts or information from any source. 


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