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Americans all across the country are now or are about to have the opportunity to vote. But will they?
Today we will be discussing voter participation in America with two experts in the field: Tomas Lopez, Brennan Center for Justice, and Rob Richie, Executive Director of FairVote.org Center for Voting and Democracy.
According to The Brennan Center for Justice: ince the 2010 election, new voting restrictions are slated to be in place in 22 states; in 15 states, 2014 will be the first major federal election with these new restrictions in place; the courts will play a crucial role in 2014, with ongoing suits challenging laws in seven states. Voting restrictions for the most part have to do with voter identification.
Laws to improve the election system and increase voting access passed in 16 states since 2012, and these laws will be in effect in 11 states this November. The most common improvements were online registration and other measures to modernize voter registration, and increased early voting.
According to FairVote: voter turnout in the US fluctuates in national elections, but has never risen to levels of most other well-established democracies. In countries with compulsory voting, turnout hovered near 90% in the 2000s. Other countries, experienced turnout rates near 80%. Overall, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries experience turnout rates of about 70%, while in the US, about 60% of the voting eligible population votes during presidential election years, and about 40% votes during midterm elections.
Quiñones grew up in Chicago. He is of multi-ethnic background; his father was Puerto Rican, and his mother, who raised him alone from the age of three, was African American.As a member of The Original Lockers along with Don "Campbellock" Campbell, Fred "Rerun" Berry and Toni Basil, Quiñones became one of the founders of the dance style commonly known as locking.
His most well-known role was as Ozonein the 1984 hit cult film, Breakin', as well as in its sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. Quiñones also appeared in the film Rave - Dancing to a Different Beat, which he also directed.
In addition, he has made guest appearances on TV shows, including The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!,Married... with Children, Miami Vice,What's Happening!!, Saturday Night Live and Lawrence Leung's Choose Your Own Adventure.
Besides acting and dancing work in film and television, Quiñones has served as a choreographer to many singers, such as Lionel Richie, Madonna, and Luther Vandross. He was a primary dancer and main choreographer for Madonna's Who's That Girl? Tour in 1987. He served as choreographer for Jamie Kennedy's MTV sitcom, Blowin' Up. He also choreographed Three Six Mafia's performance on the 78th Academy Awards, when they won the Oscar for best original song for their song "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp".
Quiñones (along with his Breakin' co-star Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers and other dancers from the film) is prominently featured in the music video for Chaka Khan's 1984 song "I Feel for You". Adolfo was in Rome in March 2012 for 1 workshop of dance, hip hop old school.
Join us on this special Life Lessons show as we talk to Larry Matthews who played Richie on the Dick Van Dyke show. Herbie J co host this program as we continue to explore the lives of actors from popular television shows of the past.
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