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For most of our country’s history, the majority of Americans have been denied the right to vote. A century ago, white women won the vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, but that victory excluded many other disenfranchised groups, for whom the right to vote has been possible for a only a few decades. 

  • In 1965, the Voting Rights Act ensured that people of color could vote.
  • In 1971, young people, from the age of 18, won the right to vote.
  • In 1975, people speaking languages other than English won the right to vote in their language.

Despite this progress, many people STILL struggle to exercise their right to vote and make their voices heard. That's why YOUR VOTE is so important.

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