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Voter Mobilization

Democrats Lose Virginia Senate Control Because They Don't Vote

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

In the latest example of the ineptness of the Democratic Party and their supporters, the Democrats lost a chance to win control of the Virginia Senate because their voters failed to show up at the same rates as Republicans.

Early Voting Entering Final Stretch

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

The last week of early voting -- and the last week before the election -- is upon us. As of Sunday, Oct. 26 over 7.6 million people have voted. If past patterns hold true, the number of voters will ramp up at an increasing rate.

Can Democrats Win in November?

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This fall, Democrats have the ability to motivate the voters to turnout at levels adequate to replicate the 2012 turnout mix -- just as they did in Virginia last year. But we need to focus 100 percent of our energy on motivation. That requires that we follow several important rules.

2012 Election: A Failure to Mobilize the Youth Vote

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Among the most dramatic findings reported in the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey is a large decline in turnout rates among young people. Obama's smaller margin of victory in 2012 was thus partially a turnout story.

The Obama Era: A New Age in American Politics

Brandon Hill | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Brandon Hill

Folks, it is a new day in America. There is a new kind of rhythm in the streets. There is a new kind of voice in the fray. There is a new kind of optimism in the wind. Welcome to the Obama Era.

Don't Just Vote

Van Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Van Jones

Here are eight cool, interesting (and useful) things to do in the next 36 hours in addition to voting to help get out the vote.

Early Voting Spinning

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Now with over 3 million people voting across the country, the campaigns are spinning the early vote. Here are my takeaways so far.

Boricua Decide 2012 Targets Puerto Rican Voters in Florida

Gretchen Sierra-Zorita | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
Gretchen Sierra-Zorita

If Boricua Decide 2012 and other complementary voter outreach efforts are successful, Puerto Rican voters in Florida will have an opportunity to play a decisive role in the November election.

Early Voting in 2012: What to Expect

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

With the Romney's new commitment to early voter mobilization and with Republicans energized, the early vote will likely be more contested than in 2008.

The Great Populist Wave

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

At this moment, in our land, it is time for the true champions of the 99 percent to launch the largest voter registration, mobilization and turnout campaign in the history of freedom.

10-2-10 Rally Gives Progressives a Chance to Stand Up Straight

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Sometimes the day-to-day back and forth of politics can cause us to forget what's really at stake and the gulf between progressive and right-wing values -- the difference between our vision of society and of the other side.