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Voter Protection

Will Your Neighborhood Affect Your Access to Vote? And Other Questions This Election Cycle

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, I'm putting my money where my mouth is and supporting efforts to get out the vote. I'm helping out orgs in 15 states across the nation. These are...

How To Protect Vulnerable Voters In November

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Voter protection is a moral issue for democracy, and when it especially calls for the protection of our most vulnerable voters, is also becomes an issue of faith. Let's show that with our presence on Nov. 8.

The Best Way to Celebrate Women's Equality Day? Register to Vote!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Elisabeth MacNamara

This week as we celebrate Women's Equality Day, we reflect on the brave suffragists who helped secure the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted...

One Year After Shelby Decision, the Fight Continues to Protect Equal Access to the Vote

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

The problem isn't complicated. Access to the vote is not about politics; it's about justice and equality.

Top 10 Voter Suppression Moments of 2012

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Largely driven by a spate of new laws and policies, including new restrictions on the type of ID that voters can use and flawed voter purges, conservative legislatures stopped at nothing to make it harder to register to vote, harder to cast a ballot, and harder to have a vote counted.

Will the Real Voter Fraud Please Stand Up?

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

It's a shame. Voting is sacred; it's the only way we ensure we have a government that represents our interests. Of course, we've learned there are some who don't want all Americans to participate and have a say. The jig is up.

Kristen Taylor

Voting Problems In Ohio, Texas, According To Election Protection Volunteers | Kristen Taylor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

The Election Protection Coalition serves as a nonpartisan voter protection organization, with trained volunteers answering questions and recording rep...

They Stood Up: Unsung Heroes Behind the Voting Rights Headlines

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

Voter protection advocates around the country have spent the past two years working to uphold the right to vote in this country. These victories would not have been possible without the courage of everyday Americans who stood up for their right to participate in democracy.

Dan Froomkin

New Evidence Shows Poll Watching Efforts Target Minority Precincts | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Poll watchers from groups ostensibly targeting voter fraud are headed primarily to minority voting precincts on Election Day, lending support to the a...

Star Jones, and Other Celebs Unite to Get Out the Vote

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 12.29.2012 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

In the weeks before Election Day, voters are again being targeted with intimidation tactics and deceptive practices to confuse or scare them out of casting a ballot. In Ohio and Wisconsin, for example, billboards popped up in primarily African-American neighborhoods with messages such as "Voter Fraud is a Felony! Up to 3½ YRS and a $10,000 Fine," designed to alarm and confuse residents.

Coordinated Effort to Disenfranchise Latinos Now Underway

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 11.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

Like citizenship ceremonies, John F. Kennedy's words on immigrants to the U.S. were once a source of inspiration across the nation and among both political parties. "Every ethnic minority, in seeking its own freedom, helped strengthen the fabric of liberty in American life.

Game of Thrones Guy, George R. R. Martin, Opposes Attacks on Voting Rights

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.27.2012 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Sometimes a really good writer can really get to the point really well. In his blog, George R. R. Martin says: I am way too busy these days for long...

In Voter ID Debate, Devil Is in the Details

Sundeep Iyer | Posted 08.02.2012 | New York
Sundeep Iyer

Since Pennsylvania is a swing state, it has become a flashpoint in the ongoing debate over voter ID laws. The specifics of restrictive voter ID laws mean that many voters with a photo ID still might not be able to cast a vote that will count.

Voter ID Laws: Solving a Nonexistent Problem

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Craig Newmark

All of these voter suppression laws are really targeting minorities, students and the elderly, as well as voters with disabilities. We need to prevent bad legislation from preventing people to vote in the 2012 U.S. election.

The NAACP's Fight Against GOP-led Voter Suppression

Joe Lapointe | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Joe Lapointe

A "large turnout" tends to favor Democrats over Republicans, labor over management, poor over rich. Obama is running for reelection in 2012 and voter turnout again will be crucial.

Cooking Up a Conspiracy

Ellen Dumm | Posted 06.15.2011 | Denver
Ellen Dumm

No one is arguing that non-citizens should vote. We should argue about protecting eligible voters' right to cast their ballot.

Have a Transformative Election Day

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder is not naive about possible voter suppression activities. But they are calling on voters to stand up to these methods -- with clarity and kindness.

Know Your Rights on Election Night

Leslie Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Griffith

How to make sure your vote is counted. It is up to American citizens to do their own reporting and their own investigations. Here's how to insist on a democratic election by your own means.

Virginia Fever: Easy To Catch

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

An important job this year is doing election protection in the Richmond area, where African American voter turnout is expected in record numbers.

Protecting your vote using Net technolgies

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

It's better to prevent voting problems than to try to fix them after the fact. I'm not talking about "voter fraud," like where nonexistent humans are...

How Electronic Voting Machines Could Steal Our Democracy

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Kim

A small number of people could easily program DREs to flip votes, and the evidence of this crime would be safely locked inside the machines.

Obama to Florida: We'll Make Sure Your Vote Will Count

Shawna Vercher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shawna Vercher

A team of military veterans, state and local government officials, Barack Obama and, less than twenty-four hours after winning game #7 of the American...

Sam Stein

GOP Congressman Jokes About Pro-Obama Vote Suppression | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the McCain campaign and allied Republicans protest loudly over voter registration efforts by groups like ACORN, it is important to note the subtext...

Announcing The Launch Of The Voter Suppression Wiki -- Learn, Report, Act

Baratunde Thurston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Baratunde Thurston

What about the votes that don't count? What about the systematic attempts to erect barriers between voters and the ballot box? What about voter suppression?