Friday, May 14, 2021

Tag: voter rights

Democratic bill attempts to undo voter restrictions of past 15 years

Congress is now considering legislation to address many of these problems.

Tennessee signs bill increasing penalties related to political protests to felonies,...

Tennessee signs bill increasing penalties related to political protests to felonies, which could revoke right to vote

US voters increasingly concerned about climate crisis

"Climate has taken over as an issue on its own. People are finally understanding that we have a truly existential crisis on our hands."

A new voting crisis: Kentucky closes 95 percent of polling places,...

Is this possible: 3,700 polling places before, today only 170?

Elizabeth Warren introduces plan to protect elections during coronavirus pandemic

"Congress must act to protect our upcoming elections, keep voters and poll workers safe, and safeguard our electoral institutions for the long haul."

Stand Up America urges lawmakers to pass measure to extend vote-by-mail...

“Lawmakers must act immediately to provide emergency funding to the states to ensure that every eligible voter can cast their ballot this fall.”

US cities issue IDs to protect undocumented immigrants

A growing number of communities have implemented municipal identification programs, and not just in politically progressive areas.

Voter turnout is everything

Voter turnout will determine who wins control of Congress next November, and who becomes president in 2020. Turnout is everything.

Maine Supreme Court upholds use of ranked-choice voting, will be used...

"Today's decision by the Maine Supreme Court confirms that the Maine people are sovereign and have the final say."

9 ways you can use the midterm elections to build local...

We can build long-term power in our communities and help elect our favorite candidates if we work strategically, inclusively – and independently.

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The end of (inconvenient) protest?

Protest has been a tool that the left has used to force government action throughout the English speaking world.

Sound the alarms, McConnell and Manchin put roadblocks in front of Biden’s agenda

When will we hear our president tell us how he plans to get all this great legislation underway in a Senate that is filled with McConnell and Manchin roadblocks?

Biden administration plans an immediate ban on menthol cigarettes

Studies prove that such bans will help people quit smoking, especially those disproportionately affected by menthol cigarettes.

What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.