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6 Ways the League of Women Voters Has Impacted Your Life

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 02.14.2015 | 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 -...

The Spirit of Public Service

Maryam Zar | Posted 02.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Maryam Zar

Now in her early 50s, Sheila has had a great deal of experience as a parent, fundraiser, an entrepreneur and as a member of local city government where she instated programs and policies that made a difference.

Opportunities for Effective Election Reforms Can Be Spearheaded by Local Leaders

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

As state legislatures consider opportunities to enact sensible election reform this winter, local officials should similarly be active in implementing reform in their areas.

Climate Change This Week: Rising Seas, Family Planning Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change: The Elevator Pitch * * * These sea slugs are now invading n...

Can Open-Source Voting Tech Fix the U.S. Elections System?

Techonomy | Posted 02.06.2015 | Technology
Techonomy

American voting technology is trapped in the last millennium. This lifeline to democracy is kept secret -- closed off from public inspection and controlled by large businesses. It is decades old to boot. Our voting methods ought to be at least as cutting-edge as our selfie apps, but they're not.

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...

Climate Change This Week: The Midwest Threat, Green Money Flows, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Gocomics.com "whether an event is caused by climate change ... is the wrong ques...

Time for a Truce on Voting

Scott Arceneaux | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Scott Arceneaux

If playing politics with the franchise is an unfortunate part of our past, it should be abhorrent to our modern democracy. At the start of a new presidential cycle, one without an incumbent, it is time to call a truce on voting.

Samantha Lachman

These States Are Actually Considering Ways To Make Voting More Convenient

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- November's midterm election meant grappling with new voter identification requirements, cutbacks to early voting and the elimination of ...

Black Lives Matter, So Do Our Voices

Rashawn Davis | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

A few weeks ago, former Governor Deval Patrick took his ceremonial "lone walk" out of the Massachusetts State House to cap-off what had been a historic eight years as the first African American governor of a state that is roughly 83 percent white.

Climate Change This Week: State of the Climate, Solar Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A "Cheesy Love Story" : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn't Want You to See - palm oil...

The US Supreme Court and the Right to Choose... Happy Anniversary?

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Bopp's decades-long crusade to dismantle campaign reform demonstrates how keenly he and his fellow conservatives understand the importance of the systems of democracy -- and that how we elect our representatives undoubtedly affects who gets elected.

Top Latino Priorities for the 114th Congress

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 03.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

While Latinos are impacted by every public policy issue debated at the federal level, there are at least four areas with a tradition of bipartisan cooperation where the 114th Congress should start.

Time for Obama to Bring His 'A Game' and 'Best Stuff'

Greg Schwem | Posted 03.15.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

It's no secret President Obama is a sports-minded individual; video of him playing golf and basketball are ample proof. So from the moment the president enters the House chambers on January 20, he needs to talk tough, he needs to talk frank and he needs to talk sports.

5 Peaceful Ways to Protest Police Brutality in 2015 and Beyond

Ama Yawson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

justin adkins | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

As I ring in a new year I commit to continuing to listen, to act, to learn, and to speak. I implore you to join me. Stand up, stand with, walk alongside, and speak up. It is not going to be easy, but together we can change the world.

This LBJ Fan Says You Should See The Film "Selma"

John A. Tures | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment
John A. Tures

Should you see the movie "Selma," or should you avoid it because people claim LBJ gets a bad rap? I admit I was skeptical first, being an LBJ fan, but chose to watch the movie to see for myself.

Natalie Jackson

No, Fox News Probably Doesn't Change Election Outcomes

HuffingtonPost.com | Natalie Jackson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics

A recent Washington Post article indicated that if the Fox News Channel had not existed, then-Vice President Al Gore would have gotten 1.3 percent mor...

Climate Change This Week: The Heat Is On, A Wind Power Tree, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Agency is the first of 4 major global temperature recordkee...

The Least Financially Secure Americans Are Barely Being Heard At The Ballot Box

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

America's most economically vulnerable are also the least likely to vote, according to a new Pew Research report. The analysis divides Americans in...

Samantha Lachman

Supreme Court Asked To Hear Voter ID Case As Crucial Year For Voting Rights Commences

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A team of legal advocates for voting rights on Wednesday filed a petition to the Supreme Court asking it to hear a case concerning Wisco...

The 3 Fixes Our Government Needs Most

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.05.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The 114th Congress in this country's history begins this week with little support behind it and the American political system as a whole. The Republic...

Climate Change This Week: Foul Fracking Fumes, Solar Sponge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Why the US China Climate Deal Is Real - because their rapid development of fo...

How the League Was Busy Making Democracy Work in 2014

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

We're excited to celebrate our 95th anniversary in 2015 building on our accomplishments from 2014 -- and setting ambitious goals for the coming year.

How Tony Robbins' "Money: Master The Game" Represents Exactly What Is Destroying America

Ira Israel | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Ira Israel

It is astonishing that someone so bright and well-intentioned does not see the hypocrisy in calling taxes a "drag," "destructive" and "the culprit" and then complaining that money was "slashed" from an entitlement program.