This makes it difficult for candidates to reach out to this demographic to get them to come out to vote. The link between the different ethnic groups plays a role in the voting turnout as well. The Hispanic and African American communities tend to vote at lower rates than the Anglo (white, English speaking) Texans. With the 2008 election of President Barack Obama, the first black president, the vote within the African American community rose greatly and was about equal to the Anglo vote. Many politicians blame the 2011 Texas Voter ID Law as the cause for many of the issues with voter turnout.
Is Gerrymandering a Controversial Topic? Gerrymandering is a process where the ruling political party uses the map of their state to draw lines that create voting districts in favor of their party. The result of this is that it doesn’t reflect the voters political views. For about 200 years the government has used gerrymandering during political elections and it continues to be used today (King, Elizabeth) . But recently gerrymandering has become more controversial because people feel that it has taken away their rights as a voter and it swings the votes to one side by a big percentage.
Jobless. These jobs will be replaced by technology or eliminated due to cost. The cons outweigh the pros in increasing the wage. American’s with fifteen dollar an hour paying jobs will soar above the poverty line, but half a million will be left without source of
In order to make a profit off of a product a company must make more than they are spending. So when it comes to spending on wages companies cannot be paying them more than their income. If companies were forced to raise the minimum wage many of them would find themselves laying off workers, especially those of the lower skilled employees. As much as a 3% reduction of low skilled workers can be projected with an increase of 10% in the minimum wage (Negative Effects). An American Apparel store in Los Angeles had to lay off 500 workers because of the recent city increase to $15 an hour (Sherk).
While it is reasonable to only increase minimum wage for those who work full-time, most that work full-time are already getting paid above $7.25 an hour. At the same time, the cost of living is likely to increase for all. Furthermore, I have personally seen that many who work minimum wage jobs made the conscious decision to drop out of school or take the easier route and earn a GED. Although I disagree with much of what Perkins states, I agree with Perkins claim that raising minimum wage might motivate people to stop abusing the welfare
In accordance with Tom Tyler's ideal of procedural justice criminal justice professionals should behave in a manner that leads to more trust and confidence in our judges, the courts, the criminal justice system, and the law while providing justice for the people. An example of this is the decisions pertaining to child custody and support in which would be willingly followed by both parents to create the most positive outcome for the parties separating; In other words, enabling both parents to adhere to court agreements concerning custody issues, child support, and visitation rights. This basic form of procedural of justice is often filled with problems and disputes that lead to one side not accepting the decisions of the of court; thus, leading
Immigration is often talked about due to the presidential election this year. The two presidential candidates have very different views on immigrants. The Democratic Party believes that immigrants boost our economy and they should be able to stay. Meanwhile the Republican Party believes we should kick immigrants out and build a wall between the United States and Mexico, so it is harder for people to migrate over (Walsh). Over the years the laws involving immigration have changed as the world changed.
Although, there would always be challenges that African Americans would have to face such as landowners supporting the passing of laws meant to control the mobility of blacks, limit their wages, and minimize their chance to purchase and own land (Phillips 33). African Americans were able to work for their own money now and gain confidence while living in America. They began to publish newspapers which increased the awareness of racial violence and express their freedom from restraint through art (O’Neill). This “negro fad” in the United States influenced art and drama that focused on the depiction of an African American in the 1920’s. African Americans were revolutionizing the way they were perceived in the U.S..
Those on the opposing side of this issue may say that there will be more buying and selling if the national minimum wage was raised to $15 an hour. But those statements are false because if the national minimum wage is increased at all then the cost of living will also be elevated so people functioning in poverty will still be in poverty and nothing will change except more people falling into poverty. The only people that raising the national minimum wage will benefit would be the teenagers who are just working to earn pocket
Voting has been given as a right to all citizens of the country, unfortunately, people are educated about how to vote however not many citizens are educated about all kinds of voting in each state. Normally the most votes people come out for would probably be for the presidency, and not have enough knowledge of other voting’s of the state, such as selecting a mayor and that is how Texas loses votes by uninterested voters. After reading the articles, I see that voting advocates are working hard to get a higher voting percentage in Texas. It is a very good idea to get voting registration online, by mail and as well as on the Election Day. For many individuals it is very difficult for them to get the time to leave work and get to the election site, followed by standing in a long line and realize that they are not registered in that county causing them to go to a different election location would definitely change the voters mind from my personal experience.