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November Election

I'm Voting Again for Eric Garcetti

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.06.2017 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In the three months since I last wrote anything here, the world has changed. And while nothing good has or will come of the putsch that threatens our ...

Why Those Who Cherish Martin Luther King Must Oppose Donald Trump

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | Home
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

Those of us who cherish what Martin Luther King stood for must choose to stand as he chose to stand, and use our every resource to defeat this looming threat to the peace and wellbeing of our nation.

Connection Day 2016

Megan McDowell, MSW, LPC | Posted 11.07.2016 | Home
Megan McDowell, MSW, LPC

The air is feeling thick with fear and anxiety as this Election Day approaches. People seem to be bracing themselves for whatever is to come. It's cau...

Clinton & Measure M

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With a bit more than a week to go before election day, I made the pilgrimage to Nevada to canvass for Hillary Clinton. This election, there is nothing more important that putting Clinton in the White House and putting to bed America's orange menace.

HBS Election Poll: 85% of HBS Votes For Clinton, Stark Contrast Against National Mood, More Socially Liberal and Optimistic, Mixed on Wealth Redistribution

The Harbus | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
The Harbus

By Jeremy Au, Harvard Business School, Class of '17 and Rafael Riveria, Harvard Business School - Harvard Kennedy School, Class of '17 & Harbus Contr...

American Politics: The U.S. Needs Repentance and Atonement

Rabbi Michael Lerner | Posted 10.10.2016 | Home
Rabbi Michael Lerner

Watching American politics these past months, culminating in the revelation of Donald Trump's disgusting comments about women that he groped, and Hill...

AFSCME Ad Accuses Rauner of 'Waging War' on Illinois Workers

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Opinion You don't have a seat at the bargaining table as Gov. Bruce Rauner and AFSCME Council 31 attempt to create a contract for the 38,000 state...

What Happens When A Muslim Meets A Trump Supporter

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.16.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

It's become common to see headlines like, "Trump supporters really are deeply hostile to Muslims and nonwhites," which is deplorable. We think it's time everyone calmed down.

Why Did Trump Go To Mexico? Because He's Losing

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

So why would Donald Trump engage Nieto? Likely because he's losing the election and this is a last ditch effort to still appear bold before voters. It wasn't a great moment for Mexico either. Actually, it was an embarrassment.

Don't Vote For An Asshole This November

Zac Thompson | Posted 08.30.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

While calling Trump an "asshole" is a schoolyard tactic, Trump's campaign deserves to be highlighted for spreading the fear and hatred, and doing so as a political tactic.

Miami-Dade Elected Leaders Will Be Tested This November. But Will They Listen to the Wishes of Voters?

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 08.30.2016 | Miami
Center for Community Change Action

Credit: Damian Gadal via Flickr Creative Commons By Thomas Kennedy Miami Dade County has for too long been a place where money means political influ...

Taxing Marijuana to Fight Homelessness

Hilda L. Solis | Posted 07.22.2016 | Los Angeles
Hilda L. Solis

As the richest society on earth, we cannot tolerate almost 50,000 men, women, and children living on our streets. We can do better than this, and we must.

Make This Election Day A National Holiday

Elan Barnehama | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
Elan Barnehama

More than any recent election, we are in need a national voting day where the polls become festive places where neighbors who disagree on candidates and issues congregate as a community.

Why Young Conservatives Are Voting For Hillary Clinton

David Cahn | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
David Cahn

I am not so opposed to Hillary Clinton that I would consider supporting a 3rd party candidate. I understand why establishment GOP politicians don't want to be seen voting for Donald Trump -- who is lacks conservative values -- or for Hillary Clinton, who they have been ideologically opposed to for decades.

Bayview Community Forum: Voices That Seek a Hopeful Future

Stevon Cook | Posted 05.23.2016 | San Francisco
Stevon Cook

As a part of my campaign for the San Francisco Board of Education, I have been engaging students, families, educators, and voters to identify the most pressing issue areas that will affect the future of San Francisco public schools.

Energy Freedom on the Ballot

William S. Becker | Posted 05.17.2016 | Home
William S. Becker

When it comes to issues the American people agree on, few have as much support as solar and wind power. Three of every four of us adults, when asked about "solving the nation's energy problems," prefer solar and wind energy over fossil fuels

Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016

Joel Epstein | Posted 01.27.2017 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With two kids in college and one on her way soon enough, I can't afford to go back to school. Besides, I never liked taking exams and sharing my room ...

L.A.'s Transit Force Awakens

Joel Epstein | Posted 12.15.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

We are in a new era. One in which L.A.'s transit loving forces have awakened and taken back the city from the villainous Army of NO. And that is why I am optimistic about L.A.'s transit future and that the City will continue on the positive trajectory it has found over the past decade or so.

November 17th - Romanians and Czechs Choose Democracy

Olena Kagui | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home
Olena Kagui

"A minor miracle occurred yesterday," wrote Frank Fischer in an email on November 17th, "(it) marked a significant victory for democracy and justice in Romania's long march from the end of the Communist regime."

97-Year-Old Gets U.S. Citizenship, 'Honored' To Vote For First Time

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.04.2014 | Home

This woman is almost a century old, but it isn't too late for her to take advantage of all her new citizenship has to offer. Chenyi Pan, 97, spent ...

Who's Who In The November 4th Election

The Root | The Root Staff | Posted 11.03.2014 | Home

This year a record number of black Americans are running for office. In total, across congressional and statewide elections, more than 100 black polit...

Republicans Fear Paying a Price for Attacks on Interests of African Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.30.2014 | Home
Robert Creamer

Community and civil rights organizations are exhorting African American voters to go to the polls in the mid-term elections by pointing out that when African Americans don't vote they get outcomes like Ferguson, Missouri. Republicans think that reference to Ferguson is "inflammatory." It's not the least bit "inflammatory."

Why I Will Vote for the Democrats

Tim Koechlin | Posted 12.17.2014 | Home
Tim Koechlin

I believe in the separation of church and state. I believe that a person should be able to marry whomever s/he wants to marry. I believe in a woman's right to choose. That's why I will vote for Democrats on November 4.

Is One Good Congress Too Much to Ask?

William S. Becker | Posted 12.10.2014 | Home
William S. Becker

I wonder what Jefferson would think of our Congress today, or of the voters who tolerate it. I wonder what it would feel like to be proud of our government again.

Ohio's Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State, Nina Turner Poised to be Pivotal Force in the 2016 Presidential Election

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 11.24.2014 | Home
Akoshia Yoba

This year's midterm elections offer an unprecedented opportunity for Ohio voters to make history by launching the first Democratic African American woman into the state's Executive Branch.