Voter ID laws are not meant to save the nation from the imagined blight of voter fraud. They are meant to benefit the coffers of law enforcement, who can go after poor voters for unpaid fines, and they are a boon to collection agencies, who can attempt to collect on old debts with added interest.
If Dr. King's "March on Ballot Boxes" speech has taught us anything, it is that we cannot afford to be complacent. We must do everything within our power to push for progress in our community. We must ensure that our voices are heard -- and that our voices will drown out those who strive to reverse the social advancements we have fought so hard to achieve.
We have so many races where turnout is not only embarrassingly pathetic, but also enormously consequential -- no matter which side of the aisle you reside on. Ironically, the one citizen who may be most aware of our anemic participation rate is the man sitting in the Oval Office.
It is unfair, and un-American, to be taxed while being denied the right to participate fully in the process to elect our representatives. The 1965 Voting Rights Act reformed our democracy in unprecedented ways. Without it, we are seeing various schemes to disenfranchise voters succeed.
Confusion makes my job much harder and less rewarding, but -- far more important -- voter confusion is the enemy of a healthy democracy. The need for public confidence in fair and impartial elections is at the very heart of why I choose to volunteer as a poll worker.
As members of Congress -- as well as one candidate for the presidency -- repeatedly speak about rolling back women's reproductive rights, it's time to take a hard look at the actual status of women in the United States.
Voting rights are under assault by Republicans! Their party is going to extreme lengths to suppress the vote of traditional Democratic constituencies like the young and minorities. Their tactics, a throwback to an earlier, uglier era are working.
The Chief Justice has led the Court's conservative majority in a counterrevolution against the fruits of the civil rights movement. This is not a matter of happenstance, but a defining feature of his legal career.
I discovered no lack of evidence that the 2004 Ohio elections had been subverted; I found more damning information than I could even fit in the film. I had to learn a lot about how elections were administered to be able to comprehend the myriad of ways one can screw them up.
Boy, it isn't every day you get to write a headline like that! But those are the kinds of feelings Ted Cruz seems to bring out in everyone -- left, right, and center.
Call on your members of Congress to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act! For decades, our representatives crossed the partisan aisle to pass important voting rights legislation because it was the right thing to do.
On March 16, the media said it was over, and they're saying it's over now. But those who "do their own research" knew then that the movement had many contests left to win, and they know now that 19 states and 1,401 delegates are still available.
Several years ago Time announced "The Death of Feminism". Excuse me! Just as a very-alive Mark Twain announced that "reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated", so are pronouncements of the "death of feminism" and the subsequent creation of the pseudo-term "post-feminism."
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If you're not registered either Democrat or Republican, you might be having a tough time voting. So if you're an independent who's been following the campaigns and recently made up your mind -- you're left out.