disenfranchisement disenfranchisement  /dɪs ɪnf ˈræn ˌtʃaɪz mənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise

Usage(s):

  1. ID advocates counter that there is no proof of disenfranchisement either.
  2. To Greider these are merely symptoms of a much larger malady -- the systematic disenfranchisement of average Americans from the business of running their country.
  3. As she did after Iowa, New Yorker -- in the Silver State -- muses about the disenfranchisement of some voters.

News

  • Color-Blind Policy and Color-Conscious Morality

    The morality of meth addiction isn't relevant to Appalachian poverty. The morality of alcoholism isn't relevant to Native American disenfranchisement. So why frame the black community's problems as moral failings?        
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Atlantic

Quotes

  1. "It's frankly shocking that many of the same Democrats who so loudly decried voter disenfranchisement during the Florida recount in 2000 have so quickly run away from that principle when it no longer fits their political agenda," Cornyn said.
    on Apr 15, 2009 By: John Cornyn Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

  2. "I am certain that this cosponsorship will lead to the breakthrough that we've been searching for to bring an end of 200 years of disenfranchisement," Lieberman said.
    on May 1, 2007 By: Joe Lieberman Source: Washington Post

  3. "Ohioans faced with the pain and turmoil of a home foreclosure should not be targeted by the forces of disenfranchisement on Election Day," Brunner said.
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Jennifer Brunner Source: McClatchy Washington Bureau

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