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enfranchisement

(en-fran?chiz'ment) [Fr. enfranchir, to free]
A recognized freedom to participate fully in society, such as the right to citizenship and the right to vote.
See: disenfranchisement
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Certain that state-by-state referenda on woman suffrage was the only way to guarantee both state sovereignty and a white voting majority, Gordon opposed the federal Amendment to enfranchise women--ironically aligning her organization with anti-suffrage forces--even when NAWSA had convinced most of the other Southern suffragists of the impracticability of the states'-rights approach.
"The decision of 17 members to enfranchise was accepted by the government," Anderson said, "but the petition of 383 members to [then-Indian Affairs minister] Tom Siddon in 1992 was ignored.
Secondly, how do we enfranchise all the other under-35s, who are far harder to reach?
Yet Downing Street revealed last month that Mr Cameron will give votes to prisoners and today MPs will be asked by the ConDems to enfranchise jailbirds.
"The task of these figures of beauty was to enfranchise the audience and acknowledge its power--to designate a territory of shared values between the image and its beholder and, then, in this territory, to argue the ar gument by valorizing the picture's problematic content." Beauty is simply not being beautiful anymore; among other things, it can be utterly impure.
Proponents of the income tax and the women's suffrage amendments built a state-by-state consensus first; in the case of suffrage, the growing population of women who had won the vote in their own states then pressured their representatives to enfranchise women nationally.
Today she adopts a constitution, which will enfranchise the 160,000,000 adult population which will form the basis of the largest electoral roll in the world.
Mr Blunkett said: "We're tackling the criminals in the community and they're about to enfranchise the criminals in the prisons by giving them the vote.
A chance to see what the other political parties could do, a unique opportunity to break the mould and enfranchise the majority of Welsh voters who did not support Labour.
'The purpose of this is to enfranchise all the people affected.