Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tag: elections

6 women of color who campaigned for Congress on inequality and...

These trailblazers often drew from their own personal stories to connect with and win over the hearts of voters. Each is heading to Washington to advance a bold social and economic justice agenda, with a strong focus on reversing inequality.

Time to overcome election fears and organize for our political future

“If your politicians are not serving you, get rid of them. And if you don’t have anyone to vote for, run.”

The rise of shadow parties

A Brennan Center analysis shows both Republicans and Democrats have found a new way to set up super PACs and rake in dark money, further weakening our campaign finance system.

New green strategy: Change the electorate, not the election

It turns out that many people who care about the environment never vote. One organization is working to change that.

Why do we even have voting machines?

Americans, who have grown jaded about machine voting, and distrustful about its integrity at the same time, should be demanding a return to paper ballots.

As epic losses mount, Trump’s one ‘win’ spurs the ultimate boomerang

The good news/bad news is that Trump is no better at criminality (or hiding secrets or deflecting retribution) than he is at being a mock, TV-celebrity president.

Citizenship through the eyes of those who have lost the right...

At least 6 million U.S. citizens cannot vote in the United States because they have been convicted of a felony.

Who’s buying our elections? Inside the shadowy world of ‘Dark Money’

Salon talks to director Kimberly Reed about her new documentary.

After an ‘educator spring,’ teachers storm elections

“Angry educators are flooding down-ballot races.”

Mexico’s election was a victory for democracy itself

The hunger for change manifested at the polls provides a vital impetus for the government as it begins to overcome Mexico’s vested interests and democratic deficits.

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Four Correctional Officers Sentenced to Prison for Covering Up Inmate Abuse

Eight former corrections officials from Macon State Prison were convicted for their involvement in beating inmates or coordinating cover-ups that followed each assault. When will this brutality end?

EPA grants bee-killing pesticide ’emergency’ approval; a ‘routine abuse of emergency exemptions’

"The EPA is routinely misusing the 'emergency' process to get sulfoxaflor approved because it's too toxic to make it through normal pesticide reviews."

Lots of presidential candidates talk a good talk. Look at their records instead.

Voters need to demand candidates whose life trajectories and past actions make it clear that they have more to offer than politically convenient sound bites.

Bernie-Tulsi-Liz: How the progressives can win back the White House

My best advice to you who support Bernie, Tulsi or Liz is that you get them to join together. This is the only way to guarantee a progressive candidate in 2020 and a strong group to oppose Trump.
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Who will be the next president?

In reality, the person who will beat Trump will possess the two attributes mentioned above: the character, integrity, vision to lead the nation, and the ability to mobilize the many who have been left behind.

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