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Revising The Undemocratic 'Map Of Shame'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation has a vital stake in the well-being of its children. But all these efforts to subvert the democratic process continue and we must fight to stop them in every form.

As Voting War Shifts to Carolina Courtroom, Thousands March for Voting Rights

Yael Bromberg | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Yael Bromberg

Thousands of people took to the streets of Winston-Salem this week calling attention to the voter suppression law that is on trial, and reminding us all how precious our vote is, especially in an era of Big Money.

Campaign Preview? Clinton and Christie Spar Over Early Voting in New Jersey

Yael Bromberg | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Yael Bromberg

Christie now argues that he opposes in-person early voting because it "increase[s] the opportunities for fraud." He offers no evidence to back that assertion, however, probably because there's none available.

Chelsea Kiene

How To Fix Long Lines On Election Day: Report | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the federal government works to address the long lines and administrative problems voters nationwide faced on Election Day, a new rep...

The Missed Messages of Election Day

Bob Edgar | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Bob Edgar

The campaign post-mortems -- and recriminations on the Republican side -- already are underway and some big messages sent on Election Day already are being missed.

New Site Tracks Voting Issues -- Our Vote Live

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Real big news, Our Vote Live (OVL) just launched this morning. I supported the good folks at Election Protection, Lawyers' Committee, NOI, and Ushahidi who developed and launched this site.

Yelp for Democracy!

Archon Fung | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Archon Fung

To guarantee the right to vote, many more Americans must take responsibility for fixing our voting system.

Stand Up for America on Election Day

Craig Newmark | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, the Founders of the U.S. tell us that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law, meaning that citizens have the right to vote. However, there ar...

9/25: Mom's Birthday and National Voter Registration Day

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Two big events happen 25 September, and I'd like your help celebrating both. If I've ever helped you find a job or a place to live, I don't need or want anything for myself, just please pay it forward this way. Register to vote, and commit to vote.

Women of All Political Stripes May Be Disenfranchised at November Polls

Ellen Sloan | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Ellen Sloan

In 11 states these normal life occurrences may result in these women not being able to vote. They are eligible American citizens who happen to be Democrats, Republicans and Independent voters. Is this what the predominantly Republican (and male) legislators in those 11 states intended?

Mapping The War On The Right To Vote

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's a sin and a shame that in 2012 we are still fighting the same battles for voting rights that have been going on since the nation was founded and facing some of the same Jim Crow-era voter suppression tactics we hoped were dead and buried after the Civil Rights Movement.

Some Big News Around Voting With Voto Latino

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

A good friend of mine, Maria Teresa Kumar, Co-Founder and President of Voto Latino, and actress America Ferrera began a new media, grassroots campaign called America4America. The campaign is doing good stuff, educating young folks about issues like voter ID laws and immigration.

Ready for Election Day? Take GOTV Campaign Boot Camp Quiz

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Over the next 7 days, last-minute campaigning will separate winners from losers. To convince people to exercise our right to vote, you must flex your organizing muscle. Take the Campaign Boot Camp GOTV Quiz and make sure you're in top shape to succeed.

Democracy at Risk: Act Now to Protect Military & Overseas Voting Rights

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

When votes are at risk, our democracy's at risk. Men and women fighting for democracy abroad must participate in America's civic sacrament at home.

Election Protection in Afghanistan

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Signer

This Saturday, I'll be stepping off a plane in Dubai along with several dozen other Americans, on the way to Kabul for a mission to monitor elections for the Wolesi Jirga, Afghanistan's lower house of Parliament.

VA Lt. Gov. Candidate Mike Signer: 25% of Af-Am Men Are Disenfranchised

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

If you told me there was man seeking office who raised the disenfranchisement of African-Americans as an issue worth addressing, I would have called you crazy or a liar, but that's just what Mike Signer did.

10 Reasons to Be Hopeful About 2009 and 3 Reasons to be Terrified

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah van Gelder

We humans have the free will to make choices that assure our collective survival, or do otherwise. We have the creativity and intelligence to build on the best possibilities while averting the worst.

Will Obama-Mania Lead Us to Solartopia? Yes We Will!

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Rebirthing Detroit as a clean, lean, green machine with union labor making carbon free cars and the New Solartopian mass transit network we really need... Yes We Can!

Hot Flashes From the End of the Trail

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Teal

I told Clark how much I admired him and his campaign and with tears streaming down his face, he said, "That was just a lucky moment in time for me. This, this is history."

Our Inadequate Patchwork Quilt of Registration Processes

Stuart Comstock-Gay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stuart Comstock-Gay

Again in 2008, despite the valiant efforts of election officials and voter rights organizations, legitimate voters are once again being thwarted at the polls. It's now painfully clear: We simply must get America's voter registration house in order.

Presidential Politics at the Heart of the Yellow Brick Road

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

There's still a sense of optimism running through the downstate city of Bloomington, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln spent much of his career as a young attorney.

Election Protection Wiki at

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The EP Wiki serves as an internet hub that helps media, activists, advocates and the public get the information they need in a hurry on election day.

Marcus Baram

Over 100,000 Have Complained About Voting Problems | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED at 7:30 P.M. on November 3: Today, Barbara Anwine of the Election Protection Coalition (1-866-OUR-VOTE), a nonpartisan group, told MSNBC abou...

Online Assistance Arrives to Combat Voting Hurdles, Glitches and Dirty Tricks

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Granger

Twitter users are encouraged to report any voting problems with the hashtag #votereport now through Election Day. Specific problems should be sent to @866ourvote along with #EP followed by the state in question, like #EPFL for Florida.

The Case for the College Voters

Matthew Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Segal

It seems young voters will turn out in record numbers this year, yet there are those who, after all these years, are still trying to pull the reins from us when it comes to our franchise.