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How One Syrian American Became My Trump Antidote

Nadia N. Aziz | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Nadia N. Aziz

2015 brought many challenges for the Arab American and American Muslim communities. The presidential primary season kicked into gear, and along with it came a fresh wave of bigotry. But looking at the year ahead of us, I am reminded of Arab Americans who, at times when our national character has been challenged, have stepped up and engaged.

FairVote Survey Shows Support for Takoma Park Voting Reforms

Rob Richie | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

The bottom line is that voting laws that may seem "daring" can quickly become "normal." These reforms have significantly improved elections in Takoma Park, and we expect them to take hold soon in more and more local and state elections around the United States.

Because It's Hot: Boozy Gelato

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.19.2013 | DC

Breaking news: It's hot outside! Okay, we realize that's not-so-breaking news. But while we're loathe to venture into the heat, here's a reason to...

16-Year-Olds Might Vote In This MD City

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- One Maryland city is considering an amendment to lower its voting age to 16, which would make it home to America's youngest voters. T...

Let's Be Grown Ups When We Talk About Education

Tim Krepp | Posted 12.19.2012 | DC
Tim Krepp

Education is one of the toughest issues facing our city and our region so it's critical we engage in an honest conversation about it as we move forward.

Revealing Evidence of Who Votes -- And Who Doesn't -- In Local Elections

Rob Richie | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

FairVote conducted an exit survey in the Ward 5 vacancy election for city council in Takoma Park, Maryland. After collecting the exit surveys, we became particularly interested in the demographic data we collected about the participants.

Takoma Park Residents Bothered By Rooster Crowing, Again

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Cock a doodle don't. WRC-TV/NBC4's Shomari Stone brings news of a Maryland neighborhood that is getting fed up with noisy roosters. ...