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Community Superheroes Assemble -- Get Out the Vote This Election Day!

Mac Grambauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mac Grambauer

November 6 is about more than one candidate or one ballot measure or even one outcome. It's about every eligible citizen taking responsibility for the power they've been given and using it. It's about making our voices heard. It's about more than ourselves.

E-Day in New York

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

The right to vote is one of our nation's most important civil rights. Even in these difficult times, I know that New Yorkers will overcome barriers both old and new to have their voices heard.

The Vote: Helping Children for Over 100 Years

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

We owe it to our voting rights champions of our past, the children we care for today, and our common future to make the tough decisions and vote.


Michael Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Moore

The bankers and corporate chiefs are planning an historic victory party. If Romney wins, their goal of complete corporate control of the three branches of government will be complete. Trust me, if they succeed, we may never get it back.

The Choice: Recovery or Reversal?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Never before have the differences been starker between President Obama and his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, whi...

A Vote Against Despair

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

My first obligation today is to protect my communities -- this country and this world are my communities -- from catastrophe. Then comes the next obligation: either changing that party or finding another outlet for political action.

Kids Talk Presidential Election in Iowa

Ethos Magazine | Posted 01.05.2013 | College
Ethos Magazine

Third, fourth and fifth graders from Meeker Elementary School in Ames, Iowa, spoke with us after casting their ballots in a mock election Oct. 26.

Time for a Visit to the Woodshed

George T. Haley | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
George T. Haley

I have been politically active since my college days as a member of the University of Texas Young Republicans. This year, I am supporting President Obama and all the Democratic candidates for whom I can vote. The Republican Party has crossed the Rubicon.

Whatever It Takes -- If You Can, Vote!

Michael Winship | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

The illustrated cover of this week's issue of The New Yorker magazine says it all. Titled "Undeterred," it shows a determined flood survivor in water up to his backpack, shining his flashlight through the darkness onto a sign: "Vote Here Vote Aqui."

Mitt Romney's Not-So-Magical Mystery Tour

Jerry Lanson | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

One day to go, and all politically obsessed Americans have paper bags on standby to breathe into if their side tanks. Who votes, where and in what numbers will determine the outcome of this election.

Please Vote!

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Granoff

Vote! Could you imagine having a president who actually has stated that, to him, corporations are people! Isn't that enough to get you out of your seats?

'Corporations Are People' and They Don't Want You to Vote

Adam Levin | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Adam Levin

It's hard to miss the coincidence: those who want to limit voting hours and demand stricter voter ID protocols also believe that corporations are people.

Charge Up and Vote: Two Election Day Playlists

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Election Day is tomorrow, and you can use your playlists to supercharge as you get out and vote. Find tunes that will charge you up with the right energy and send you the motivational message you need to be hearing, as well as reward you for doing something good and important.

The ONE Video You Need to See Before You Vote

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Parisian

In the words of Sensata worker Dot Turner, who worked hard at the same job for 43 years and yet will likely spend Election Day filing for unemployment for the first time: "It's going take all of us as Americans to stand up and say, 'No more.'"

Why the Citizens Who Can Should Vote and Why 96 Million Citizens May Not

Curtis Gans | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Curtis Gans

The religion of civic responsibility and duty has atrophied. There has been a decline in both the quality of education and the quality and quantity of civic education in the schools, only now beginning to be righted.

The Voter Suppression We Ignore at Democracy's Peril

Ben Jealous | Posted 01.05.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

To date, nearly six million formerly-incarcerated Americans are disenfranchised. This is a massive injustice, to be sure, but the real story is that these felony disenfranchisement laws that target former offenders are being enforced in 2012 in key states where they were not in 2008.

Yes on 30 & No on 32: Moving California Forward

Laphonza Butler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

Propositions 30 and 32 are pivotal for the future of education, public safety and the voice of hard-working families in our state. They both carry major implications for the future of California.

One Billion Women

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 01.05.2013 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

One billion women (yes, that's billion with a B) will be entering the global economy for the first time in the next decade alone. Needless to say, those women will dramatically re-shape and re-structure our business world and the global economy, in general.

Women, Take This Momentum to the Polls

Linda Hallman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Linda Hallman

With a reported 18-point gap between male and female voters, it's possible that women will have the deciding voice on the nation's next president.

"Just Say NO" for President - A Buckminster Fuller Perspective on Voting

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
L. Steven Sieden

Bucky Fuller started considering systemic problems with our politics in 1927, long before they were popular or of interest. Accordingly, the perspective of the man commonly known as the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th Century is important if not critical to the survival and success of all humankind.

Being Part of the American Story

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

When I was 12-years-old, I went door to door in my Lincoln, NE neighborhood for George McGovern. It didn't work, as Nixon won Nebraska that year with about 75 percent of the vote. But I was hooked and have been doing it in elections ever since.

Information Is the Best Defense

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

As we prepare for Election Day, tomorrow, the League is worried that voter confusion could still be an issue despite extensive education efforts in the wake of our success against states' attempts to keep eligible voters out of the process.

Street Fight: The Ugly Side of Politics

Natasha Del Toro | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Natasha Del Toro

The bare-knuckles battle depicted in the documentary film Street Fight reminds us of how ugly it can get.

Really Getting Out the Vote From Abroad!

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

Crunch time! And Democrats Abroad (part of the 6 million eligible US voters living abroad) are going strong until the last possible moment.

Adventures of an Absentee Ballot

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Helen I. Hwang

Sitting here in Scotland, I'm hoping my absentee ballot along with my vote for Barack Obama lands safely on the shores of America before the deadline and gets counted in my hotly contested home state of Pennsylvania.