OUR TIME DAILY TRANSLATION
We've heard you say it many times: "Politics is like a foreign language." Well, we agree.
Each week, we summarize, simplify, and interpret different major news stories and how they affect our generation. We'll give you our take, and you can decide for yourself.
As many as 700,000 minority voters under age 30 may be unable to vote in November because of photo ID laws in certain states.
A study by NYU’s law school found that 11% of Americans lack a government-issued photo ID such as a passport, driver’s license, state ID card or military ID.
9% of whites don’t have such ID, compared with 25% of blacks and 16% of Hispanics.
WHY WE SHOULD CARE
These new laws disproportionately affect young minorities and their ability to cast ballots.
OUR TIME OPINION
Voting is an essential part of the American democratic system and a civic duty. We should be making voting easier for all Americans citizens – not harder!