Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: voting

How we stop a gerrymandering catastrophe

Our best shot at saving our democracy is right now. It’s time to act.

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.

Key battleground states considering using digital ballot images to boost voter...

In Georgia, Florida, and Arizona, the GOP and Democrats are weighing a wider use of an essential election record to confirm the accuracy of controversial results.

Joe Biden’s voting rights strategy comes into focus

Laying down markers and filing lawsuits against states that cross lines.

Progressives sweep 2021’s municipal elections across Georgia

The grassroots organizing strategy that led to historic victories in 2020’s elections continued to boost voter turnout in communities of color.

The Georgia way: How to win elections

An oral history recounts the organizing that led to 2020’s historic presidential and senatorial victories in Georgia.

Progressives on Virginia loss: Corporate Democrats have only themselves to blame

The finger-pointing started days before the polls opened in Virginia, a state that has trended blue in recent years and that President Joe Biden won by 10 percentage points in 2020.

The fight to protect voting rights enters the next round

"Nonviolent direct action and resistance should never be dismissed as merely symbolic."

The GOP is trying to outlaw democracy

The goal (and duty) of every public official ought to be maximizing voter turnout—after all, the more Americans vote, the stronger our democracy.

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.