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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Tag: voting rights

Emergency protests planned to stop Scott Walker and Wisconsin GOP’s ‘shocking...

"Warning to our friends across the country: what happens in Wisconsin doesn't stay in Wisconsin. The GOP (and Kochs) use the state as a petri dish for terrible hard-right ideas. If this works, it'll spread elsewhere."

Indian Country moves to secure voting rights

Activists among tribes want to rally the Native vote. Because when they show up to the polls, they’ve shown significant political power.

North Dakota’s Native Americans surged to the polls amid disenfranchisement fears

The effort followed a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month that allowed state voter identification requirements to go into effect for the general election.

These voters had to wait for hours: ‘It felt like a...

Many would-be voters’ first attempts were foiled by problems at polling places. There isn’t good data on how many people ultimately don’t cast a ballot.

36 million in US cast early votes, shattering records for young...

“We’re seeing a lot more people that typically sit out midterm elections going and showing up because they believe these races are so important.”

#WalkOutToVote: Harnessing demand for change, youth-led alliance set to bring power...

The youth-led Future Coalition has organized hundreds of walkouts at high schools and colleges across the nation for Nov. 6 to make sure young people get to the polls in record numbers.

Parkland dad Fred Guttenberg: Voters must reject racist, anti-semitic NRA on...

As the nation reels from the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre and the Kentucky grocery store killing of two African Americans, Guttenberg is calling on voters to elect politicians who stand for gun control in next week’s midterm elections.

We won’t let them take away our right to vote

"We are the Many, and they are Few – and if we decide to stand together, to make our voices heard, no one and nothing will stop us."

Backlash over North Dakota voter ID law could rally Native Americans

Tribes – with celebrity help – are mobilizing members ahead of midterms.

Greg Palast sues Georgia’s Brian Kemp for purging 340,000 from voter...

Georgia secretary of state and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has overseen the removal of more than 340,000 current Georgia residents from voting rolls.

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Here are the 19 companies that have laid people off after fighting for the...

More than half of the coalition of companies that fought for slashing the corporate tax rate have made layoffs since the GOP tax bill's enactment.

Demand an end to the taxation of Social Security benefits

And no fix they come up with should come out of the pockets of workers or retirees.

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing a bold new plan to tackle climate...

For the first time in recent memory, there is a growing clarion call for a response that goes beyond the limits imposed by our economic system.

An Elkhart police officer was convicted of drunken driving — then the chief promoted...

Last year, Chief Ed Windbigler said he doubted the case against the officer would stick. After the officer pleaded guilty, the chief didn’t discipline him. This year, Windbigler promoted him to detective without telling an oversight board.

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