Friday, December 13, 2019

Tag: voting rights

Suppressed: The true story of Georgia’s 2018 election (video)

The result is an emotionally gripping look at Georgia’s citizens that also lays out compelling and irrefutable evidence of voter suppression.

To ensure every vote counts, Elizabeth Warren says amend the Constitution...

"When you've got a government that works for the rich and it's not working nearly as well for anyone else, that's corruption, and we need to call it out plain and simple."

House passes HR 1 – a sweeping anti-corruption bill to get...

“HR 1 restores the people’s faith that government works for the public interest, the people’s interest, not the special interest.”

16-year-olds want to vote – and states are starting to listen to...

“We know that the earlier we can get people voting, the more likely we can keep them voting for the rest of their lives.”

Another Kris Kobach loss: Illinois leaves ‘Jim Crow’ voter purge program

Even as Kobach is met with loss after loss, his legacy will live on until the states that signed up for Crosscheck leave the program and reinstate voters to the voter rolls.

Give children the vote, strengthen democracy

Facilitating such participation would not only encourage broader social responsibility among young people, it would enrich and strengthen democracy itself.

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.

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Watch for Pelosi’s brilliant move: She won’t fall into the Republicans’ deadly trap

If Trump somehow escapes removal by impeachment the jury will cast their votes in the 2020 elections and they will, without question, find him guilty as charged.

Small steps against climate change

Let’s start thinking about ways such as this to stop necessary waste.

The (progressive) case against Mayor Pete

Footage of Mayor Peter praising the Tea Party at a 2010 conference and calling for more bipartisanship is not a good look for the millions of Americans hoping to chart a more progressive course post 2020.

Exxon wins New York climate fraud lawsuit

"Nothing in this opinion is intended to absolve ExxonMobil from responsibility for contributing to climate change through the emission of greenhouse gasses in the production of its fossil fuel products."