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The Voting Rights Act Turns 50: A Look Back to Take the Right Steps Forward

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

The Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2015 was introduced in June to put teeth back into the VRA and restore the preclearance requirement by modernizing the coverage formula. While Congress has yet to schedule a hearing date on for this legislation, it is important to continue using other avenues to protect voting rights.

Universal Voter Registration and the Future of Voting Rights

Alex Padilla | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Alex Padilla

The progress made possible by the Voting Rights Act is undeniable. But as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, we still have work to do. Voting rights are once again under attack. We must remain committed.

Samantha Lachman

Voting Rights Group Pushes Automatic Registration As 2016 Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Automatic voter registration has become a zeitgeisty election reform for Democrats, since Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed the state's ...

Young People... Preparing to Vote or Not to Vote?

Living Room Conversations | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

When I shared my concerns about voting my mentor, Joan suggested that I co-host a living room conversation about youth voting with my peers.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

GOP Support For Automatic Voter Registration Is Way, Way Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

There aren't all that many policy issues where Republican and Democratic voters agree. But for a while there, automatic voter registration was one of ...

Who Has the Right to Vote in 2016?

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

The truth is that the GOP knows it can't push its extreme, out-of-touch agenda on a country where every voice is heard. They know they have to do everything they can to silence the voices of everyday Americans because it's the only way they'll keep winning elections.

Ryan J. Reilly

Hillary Clinton Calls For Automatic, Universal Voter Registration

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton in a speech on Thursday called for universal, automatic voter registration, saying every citizen in the country should b...

Samantha Lachman

Attempts To Limit Voting Rights Stunted As Efforts To Enhance Voting Access Prevail

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of state legislatures are adjourning, and supporters of expanded access to the ballot box may be sighing in relief as they see ...

Samantha Lachman

North Carolina Put On Lawsuit Notice Over Declining Voter Registration

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A slate of civil rights groups put North Carolina on notice Monday, writing in a pre-litigation letter that the state must meet its vote...

Paige Lavender

More States Are Authorizing Online Voter Registration. Here's Why That's Great News.

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

Setting up online voter registration could lead to an easier, more accurate and more satisfying experience for voters at little cost, according to a b...

Friday Talking Points -- Jeb Bush, Hispanic?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You can tell it's been a slow week in politics, when we're wasting paragraphs on such trivia. But that's life here at the meager beginnings of the 2016 campaign trail. It's April, after all, and we've only got two announced candidacies, officially.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Favor A Nuclear Deal With Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

Polls find support for a nuclear deal with Iran, but by varying margins. Clinton's support drops in three swing states but she still runs ahead in Ohi...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Americans Want Voting To Be Easier, But Not Mandatory

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this month, Oregon became the first state in the nation to automatically register voters using data from the Department of Mot...

California's Voter Turnout Is Pathetic. This Proposal Could Change That.

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has proposed automatically registering eligible residents to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's ...

Oregon Governor Signs Sweeping Automatic Voter Registration Into Law

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics

By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore., March 16 (Reuters) - Sweeping first-in-the nation legislation making voter registration automatic in ...

Why I Choose to Be the Annoying Friend

Mac Grambauer | Posted 04.26.2015 | Women
Mac Grambauer

I am an annoying friend. I am the person that gets unfollowed on Facebook and that people avoid mentioning certain topics around. I am the friend constantly sharing petition and calls to action, political articles and news stories. At parties, I am the one that shouts at friends to go vote, and lectures siblings when they don't update their voter registration address

6 Ways the League of Women Voters Has Impacted Your Life

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

This year, the League of Women Voters celebrates our 95th anniversary. The League was founded by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt on February 14, 1920 -...

Samantha Lachman

With Universal Voter Registration Bill, Oregon Dems Seek To Emulate Canada

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oregon's legislature is widely expected to pass an automatic voter registration bill this year that could add up to 300,000 voters to th...

It's Time for 'Freedom Summer 2015'

Mary Buffett | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Mary Buffett

We need to have a national effort to counteract what has taken place in the last decade. We need to restore the millions of names that have been purged from the voter rolls.

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Residents Face Long Lines After Voting Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Ferguson, Missouri, faced long lines at polls Tuesday after a push by voting rights advocates encouraging residents of the St....

Turn Out and Turn Up: The Key to Millennial Voting

Courtney Sokol | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Courtney Sokol

I would argue that Election Day should be celebrated as a joyous occasion. What could be a happier event than getting to participate directly in the democratic process?

Find Your Polling Place

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

The midterm elections take place Tuesday, Nov. 4, and control of the Senate is one of the many things at stake. You can find your polling place by ...

Samantha Lachman

Georgia Court Ruling May 'Wreak Havoc' On Election Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voting rights advocates are considering legal options after a Georgia judge denied their lawsuit that would have compelled the state to ...

Judge Weighs Whether To Get Involved In Fight Over Georgia Voter Registration

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration...

Make Your Election Day Game Plan!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

These elections are about our jobs, our health, our communities, our security and our future. These elections affect all of us; it is critical to weigh in on that issues that matter most to you!