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Voter Supression

All-In for the Primaries

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Bobbie Brinegar

Democracy is better served when more people participate. Let's open our primary process to all voters.

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.

Tea Party and Likud East and West: A Symbiosis of Fear and Division

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The Tea Partyers and members of Likud, including Benjamin Netanyahu, give no real alternatives to negotiated settlements other than war.

Voter Suppression in the 2014 Midterm

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Research finds that felon disenfranchisement laws have influenced the outcomes of both presidential and Senate elections. Such laws disenfranchised almost 6 million voters this year -- most of them poor and people of color.

A Grandmother on 'Uppity Women', Universal Suffrage and Protecting the Vote

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

Ninety-four years ago, August 18, 1920, Tennessee, the last state required to approve it, ratified the 19th amendment to the Constitution. In that moment, due to an "uppity" woman who raised a thoughtful son, American women gained the right to vote.

Voter Suppression: Because if the Poor All Vote, They'll Vote the Bums Out

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

Region III of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) convened in Columbus this week. A highlight of the event was the address by honored guest and keynote speaker, Ohio Senator, Nina Turner.

Nine-Term State Senator Resigns To Protest Voter Suppression

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

A North Carolina state senator is resigning after nine terms in office to protest the state's new voter ID law, which Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into...

The Southern Progress Fund

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Ronnie Musgrove

Every day we see voters in South that are hungry for more options. The extreme far-right fringe of the Republican Party has a stranglehold on the South. This ideological dominance is holding back much-needed progress.

Florida Republican: We Needed To 'Keep College Students From Voting'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

A Florida state representative said this week that he had to change local voting laws in order to prevent college students from voting, the Miami Hera...

Reality Check for CEOs Pressuring Workers to Vote for Romney

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Odds are pretty high that your favorite candidate, Mitt Romney, is going to lose, and the other guy will get re-elected. If I were you, I would start lowering the temperature now or risk getting on the bad side of the winner.

The Last Refuge of Scoundrels -- Republicans and Voter Suppression

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

That one party goes to such lengths to keep people from voting should be a major national scandal and it's disgraceful that it's part of the landscape in which people vote in this country.


Tony Smith | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Tony Smith

To choose: To select freely, after and including deliberation, argument, debate, consideration, reflection. It's time to choose, America. Which way are we going?

Dan Froomkin

Texas Poll-Watchers Set Sights On Latino Community | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.25.2012 | Latino Voices

A Tea Party spinoff group training poll-watchers to either monitor or intimidate voters -- depending on whom you believe -- is now explicitly expandin...

Voter Supression: The "Schurick Doctrine" and the Unravelling of American Democracy

Ruth Rosen | Posted 11.05.2012 | San Francisco
Ruth Rosen

I believe the sudden need for unexpired passports, the demand for government-issued photo identification, is simply a flagrant way of suppressing the votes of those who are more likely to vote Obama.

Spirit of Bull Connor

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


VPC Fights Suppression Efforts in Virginia

Page Gardner | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Page Gardner

GOP voter suppression efforts escalate in Virginia. But the Voter Participation Center (VPC) is fighting back. The Voter Participation Center (VPC) s...

Voter Supression: Students

Ida V. Eskamani | Posted 08.08.2012 | Miami
Ida V. Eskamani

The University of Central Florida sits in the center of the swing area of one of the most important swing states in America. Our student body, along with students from across Florida, has the potential to swing the tide of any election.

Voter Suppression: A Perfect Storm

Maribel Hastings | Posted 08.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Maribel Hastings

Voter enthusiasm hasn't yet returned to 2008 levels. But if the apathy many minority voters feel isn't enough to keep them from turning out this cycle, groups dedicated to voter registration and mobilization have to withstand the wave of harsh voter laws in many states.

NAACP Launches Voter Registration Push In Georgia

AP | By ERRIN HAINES | Posted 05.10.2012 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Saying it won't let recently enacted voter ID laws suppress turnout, the NAACP on Wednesday launched a nationwide drive to register thousan...

Congressman: 'I Just Do Not Trust The Judiciary'

West Ashley Patch | Jonathan Allen | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) told Democratic activists in the Charleston area on Tuesday that organization was the key to limiting the effects of "v...

Don't Shrink Our Democracy

Eunice Hyon Min Rho | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Eunice Hyon Min Rho

The battle over whose voices may be heard in our elections continues to today, as it always has, only it is more sophisticated in its obfuscation than ever.

Sam Stein

Who's Targeting Latino Voters? | Sam Stein | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Service Employees International Union, one of the most influential labor organizations in Washington, D.C., is undertaking a compreh...

Politicians Should Consider The Poor

Troy Jackson | Posted 11.07.2011 | Religion
Troy Jackson

In Ohio and around this nation, it is time we voted "No" to the politics of "considering the rich." I pray that we commit ourselves to the ancient wisdom: "Happy are those who consider the poor..."

Protecting Or Suppressing The Vote?

Jalen Victoria Coats | Posted 11.06.2011 | Black Voices
Jalen Victoria Coats

Whether by intention or not, politicians and media have managed to conflate a host of election administration problems under the umbrella of "voter fraud".

How the GOP Is Fast Becoming the Poll Taxing Party of Jim Crow

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Karl Frisch

No one would be foolish enough to argue that the 2012 elections will be a cakewalk for either side. It will be tough, it will be dirty, it will be expensive, and it will be close. So, what is the GOP doing to tilt this relatively level playing field to its advantage?