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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Tag: voter rights

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.

When will Democrats start #resisting GOP voter suppression?

If party leaders don’t understand what they need to do to win elections, maybe it’s time to choose some new party leaders.

With voting rights protections gutted, polling places have been shuttered on...

Decisions to shutter or reduce voting locations are often made quietly and at the last minute, making pre-election intervention or litigation virtually impossible.

Virginia Governor Bypasses Court Ruling to Help 200,000 Ex-Felons Vote

Virginia Governor restores the voting rights of thousands of ex-offenders so they can vote come November.

More Than 1.5 Million Florida Voters Will Be Missing From Tuesday’s...

How a Confederate-era law designed to suppress black voters impacts elections today.

Martin Luther King III: Don't Idolize My Father, Embrace His Ideals...

In celebration of Bloody Sunday, King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, spoke this past weekend in Selma and asked the people to embrace his father's ideals of freedom, justice and equality rather than idolize him.

Reverend William Barber: Leader of the Biggest Social Movement the Media...

Reverend Dr. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP and voice of the Forward Together movement is "challenging the legislators and governor to be true to the constitution and true moral values." So where's the media coverage?

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Former Sanders delegates vote to relaunch Bernie Delegates Network for 2019

“We could not have predicted the level of overwhelming support we received for continuing the Bernie Delegates Network – we’re thrilled! The results showed people’s appreciation for a mechanism that values their input and determination."

Trump administration auctions off 150,000 acres of public land for fossil-fuel extraction

Despite the fact that the federal government's own report shows that oil and gas production on public land contributes significantly to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration continue to push on expanding its use.

Everything that rises must converge: AOC and Bernie Sanders chart the course to a...

With a continued willingness to listen to and learn from activists and explain their ideas to voters, these new leaders, along with the few true progressives in Congress like Senator Sanders who were traditionally kept out of the conversation, could build the kind of left that the United States and the world desperately needs.
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You are stealing our future: Greta Thunberg, 15, condemns the world’s inaction on climate...

"We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people. Thank you."

Wall Street, banks, and angry citizens

The inequality gap on a planet growing more extreme.

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