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We Can Fix That

Penda D. Hair | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Protecting our democracy starts with protecting the fundamental right to vote. The U.S. is one of only eleven of the 119 democratic countries in the world that do not explicitly provide the right to vote in their Constitutions.

Ryan J. Reilly

Voting Rights Ad Campaign Backs Constitutional Right To Vote | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

The Advancement Project is beginning a new push for a constitutional amendment that guarantees the right to vote. As part of the campaign, the group i...

Rick Scott Subject Of Critical Florida Democrats' Video

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Florida Democrats released a web ad on Thursday linking Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) to the long voting lines encountered by voters in the state in 2012. ...

Ryan J. Reilly

102-Year-Old Voter 'Shocked' By Scalia's 'Racial Entitlement' Remark | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Desiline Victor, the 102-year-old voter who received a standing ovation at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address earlier t...

New Bill Named For 102-Year-Old Miami Voter

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 02.26.2013 | Miami

A Miami legislator is making a push for voting law changes in the name of Desiline Victor. State Sen. Oscar Braynon (D-Miami) publicly introduced S...

VIDEO: Desiline Victor, Voter Obama Mentioned In State Of Union, Makes Trip To DC

Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Ryan J. Reilly

WASHINGTON -- The Advancement Project has posted a behind-the-scenes video featuring Desiline Victor, the 102-year-old Miami voter whose story of wait...

Want More Than The Academy Awards? Introducing The Kabbalah Awards

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Based on Kabbalah's mystical Tree of Life, the Kabbalah Awards consist of 10 categories that correspond to the 10 emanations of Divine energy that make up the Tree of Life. Each winner illuminates the Divine in this world in his or her category.

Rig the Vote

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rig the Vote is the evil opposite of Rock the Vote. Rock is the campaign by a nonprofit to increase political engagement and register young people. Rig is the campaign by the GOP to suppress political engagement and subvert balloting.

Jason Linkins

Obama's Voting Reform Plan All Pomp, Little Circumstance | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

It's now pretty much an historical fact that the road to President Barack Obama's re-election ended up running a lot smoother than the hyped-up pundit...

We Need the President's Election Commission

Will Crossley | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Will Crossley

Desilene Victor's determination to vote was applauded last Tuesday by the joint session of Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike. With her story, and with his commission, the president has summoned us to our shared obligation to protect the right to vote.

Advancing the State of the Union: More Than Just the President's Job

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Movements begin in our own homes -- they don't come from the White House. If we want to see real substantive change in our lives and in society, then each and every one of us has to make it happen, period.

Ryan J. Reilly

102-Year-Old Voter Gets Standing Ovation | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Desiline Victor, a 102-year-old Miami woman who waited for hours to vote in the last election, got a standing ovation from the nation's ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Presidential Voting Commission To Be Announced | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce a bipartisan presidential voting commission to focus on improving the Election Day experience, The ...