Friday, May 20, 2022

Tag: local elections

Georgia SOS Raffensperger flirts with Trump propagandists in reelection campaign

A principled conservative who rejected demands in 2020 to “find votes” is now singing a very different tune.

Mailed ballots boosted 2020’s turnout—will it work in 2022?

New research on the 2020 election confirms that mailed-out ballots boost turnout—especially when there are no bureaucratic hurdles for voters.

Michigan initiatives clash on how to stop GOP’s election deniers

Competing state constitutional amendments go to different lengths to enshrine voting rights and target anti-voter legislation and court rulings.

How Oregon is turning the page on America’s disastrous drug war

“Our immediate focus is to ensure every Oregonian knows these critical harm reduction and recovery services are being invested in and expanded so that they will be available to anyone who wants and needs them, and that they can feel comfortable and safe accessing them.”

How celebrities are reconnecting with their hometowns to boost progressive local...

Since its founding in 2017, the Hometown Project has helped more than 125 down-ballot candidates stand out.

How corporations try to divide and exploit America’s workers

“These companies are not going to give you everything out of the goodness of their hearts. They start sweating when they see you standing together.”

Trumpism didn’t just lose – progressives won

It wasn’t just Democrats who won this election, but progressives who didn’t shirk the label.

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Looks like another ‘bad blue’ just bit the dust

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

Former Minneapolis cop pleads guilty to manslaughter during George Floyd arrest

“His acknowledgment he did something wrong is an important step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation."

New research could lead to solar panels that work at night

“We do not yet have the miracle material that will make the thermoradiative diode an everyday reality, but we made a proof of principle and are eager to see how much we can improve on this result in the coming years.”

How America can stop violence against health care workers

“The severity seems to keep going up. It doesn’t go down.”

As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.