"American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107 years later. So why can't Hong Kong wait for a while?" Recently Laura Cha, a Hong Kong politician, made this rather unnerving statement in reference to pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong who have been protesting having their election ballots limited to China-vetted candidates only.
Whether it's voter ID laws, onerous registration procedures, limits to early voting or reductions in polling places, the burden falls hardest on the same communities who have always had to fight hardest to cast votes and have them count.
With lawn signs, TV ads, phone calls and more, it's a rich time for grandparents and all older adults to teach young people how important it is to be a good citizen.
Based on his polls, Mitt Romney was so confident that he would be America's president today that he neglected to have a concession speech written. Vot...
We need to have open discussions on campus, not about each and every issue (there isn't time), but about the need to think critically regarding voting. Teaching students to look at the issues and the candidates is important, it is also difficult.
Voters are facing an ugly surprise on their way to the voting booth on Tuesday. What most people don't realize is that since 2006, some 34 state legislatures have worked diligently to chip away at the fundamental right to vote -- and overwhelmingly, people of color are the target.
Over the past week, there has been a lot of coverage repeating the familiar narrative that young people don't vote in mid-term elections. However, voter registration numbers tell a different story.
As pundits proclaim that Republicans are poised to possess both houses of Congress this mid-term election I'm both mystified and alarmed. Why would women -- who were the determining factor in the 2012 presidential elections -- give so much power to a party that has such a miserly relationship with us?
If there is one day this year that will determine the future of the Latino community, it is November 4. With Latinos poised to influence the outcomes of key races nationwide, it is crucial for us to vote.
Von Spakovsky claims that he wants to protect our "vibrant democracy" by making it "easy to vote and hard to cheat." But what he really seems to want is to make it harder to vote and not much harder to cheat.
Heroes in our movements for equality have fought for and have stressed the importance of civic engagement, and as the future of this country, it is our civic duty to uphold those values and encourage people to vote.
The New Georgia Project, the NAACP and other organizations began this election year with a simple goal: expand the voices of our democracy by reaching out to those who too often go unheard. To our dismay, thousands of our registrants had not become voters months after they successfully submitted applications.
There is still suspense over what will happen on Election Day, with control of the Senate hanging in the balance. But regardless of who wins, we already know the 2014 election belongs to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Here's the bottom line. The Tea Party Republicans and their Big Business and Wall Street allies plan to grab what they want while ordinary people sleep through this election.
Admit it, all you really want is the sticker. Yea, yea, yea, it's nice to do our civic duty and all, but nothing beats the feeling you get when at the end of the process, you're handed the "I VOTED TODAY!" sticker.
Matalin and LaMarche debate what's driving Tuesday's vote and what it implies for the winner-take-all 2016 contest. Also: can an unapologetic bully get elected president?