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Standing Together Against Injustice

Steven Choi | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Steven Choi

This year, as our communities get out the vote in the 2016 presidential elections, we keep in mind all these injustices that continue to plague black and immigrant communities.

USAGov's Top Five Questions for Election Season | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics

The conventions are here, as both major political parties choose their Presidential tickets leading up to the November election. The next few months w...

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation Soars, Flipping Crystals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this golden macaw, is another imp...

Shonda Rhimes Names One Thing People Can Do To Bring More Light In The World

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.21.2016 | OWN

If there is one thing each of us can do to add light to the world, Shonda Rhimes says, it’s this: Get out and vote. Talking with Oprah for OWN’s ...

Shut Up. Yes, You Are Influential.

Chris Castiglione | Posted 07.19.2016 | Impact
Chris Castiglione

I was having a conversation this last weekend, and got in an argument with someone who didn't think they were influential.

This Bill Could Automatically Register 50 Million People To Vote

The Huffington Post | Jacquie Lee | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A bill introduced this week in Congress could automatically make as many as 50 million people eligible to join the electorate. Democrat...

Make This Election Day A National Holiday

Elan Barnehama | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Elan Barnehama

More than any recent election, we are in need a national voting day where the polls become festive places where neighbors who disagree on candidates and issues congregate as a community.

National Doorstep Convention Builds The Vote Against Hate And Intolerance

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

We are just days away from the Republican National Convention. Next week, the corporate elite will descend on Cleveland, Ohio, to presumably nominate a candidate whose life's work is stealing from others to build wealth for himself.

Climate Change This Week: Massive Worldwide Tree Die-Off, Selling Solar Surges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this Amazon tree frog, is another...

Age Takes Center Stage Around The Brexit Vote--Not In A Good Way

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Ashton Applewhite

In anxious times, we look for scapegoats. But blaming the Brexit on old people is more than reductionist and misinformed. It obscures the origin of the underlying discontents in global capitalism, which profits by pitting us against each other.

Californians Call for a Grand Jury Investigation of the Primary

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel is taking declarations from Californians, to show a jury of their peers the various ways in which voters were disenfranchised.

Climate Change This Week: Fossil Fuels Are Costing the US & World, Raising Royalties, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this cool leafy gecko from...

Snagged Votes In Los Angeles

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

In California, people who identify as 'independent' register as No Party Preference, however, they are allowed to vote for president using a special Democratic, American Independent Party, or Libertarian crossover ballot in counties which opted to use them.

Voting Ethics And The Lesser Evil

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Howard J. Curzer

Because both Clinton and Trump are quite unpopular, even within their own parties, many Republican and Democratic voters will face an unpalatable choice in November.

Congressional Black Caucus-Centuries Of Systemic Segregation and Discrimination Disenfranchise Black Communities; Not Proposed Open Primaries!

Gwen E. Samuel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices
Gwen E. Samuel

As a Black mom, an active voter and for the most part, a supporter of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), I was very disappointed to read that the CBC opposes changes in the Democratic Party platform.

Bernie-ites, Ten Reasons To Work For Hillary

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

OK all you Bernie-ites. Bernie said he'd vote for Hillary, and if you want a revolution your hard work begins now. You have to keep being "a player" by staying in the game with Hillary.

This User-Friendly Tool Gets You In The Know Before You Vote

NationSwell | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact

With the presidential primary election looming, Chicago public school teacher Megan Augustiny introduced her high school civics students to BallotRead...

Climate Change This Week: Climate Emergency, Pope Francis Inspires Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unique biodiversity, like this furry Javanese beetle, is ...

Brexit Is What Happens When People Don't Take Voting Seriously

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

The people of the UK are realizing how significant and complicated their #Brexit "oops" moment is, and many want a do-over.

Congress: Protect Every American's Right To Vote This November

Dale Ho | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Dale Ho

This year, we will hold the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. Not coincidentally, 17 states will have new restrictions on voting in effect that were not in place during the last presidential election.

Climate Change This Week: Requiem for a Reef, Developing Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unusual biodiversity, as illustrated in this small asian ...

​27.3 Million Latinos Will Vote In November​―​Here's What They're Thinking

ELLE | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 06.21.2016 | Latino Voices

Every 30 seconds, a Latino citizen turns 18 and becomes a potential voter. This might not seem surprising—Latinos are the country's fastest growing ...

Why I Voted For Bernie When Hillary Is Actually My Favorite Candidate

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 06.20.2016 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

When you think of voting, most likely you consider it a hard-won right. That's why I don't take voting lightly -- I vote in every election, even those in which I know my candidate can't win. So it may seem strange that in this past democratic primary I gave my vote away -- I gifted it to my three sons.

Climate Change This Week: Killer Crops, No More Fossil Fuel Subsidies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Sheltering Beautiful Biodiversity, such as this Common Indian Crow Butterfly cater...

Workers Supporting Trump Is Like Chickens Supporting Colonel Sanders

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

It's about more than just a list of issues. Trump preys on working-class Americans' anxieties about their stagnant wages and crumbling dreams and turns those anxieties into hatred of immigrants.