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For Latinos, the Arithmetic Is On Our Side

Eliseo Medina | Posted 11.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Eliseo Medina

History is only weeks away. It is eagerly waiting for us to write our passage as the first population of Latino voters to demonstrate the unprecedented strength of our numbers and the determination behind our voices.

Fight Back: Vote!

Lance Simmens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Fight back against those who consciously prefer profits over people. Fight back against those whose vision of America is one that never existed, namely a montage of images that portray a homogeneous society supported by capitalism that had no limits.

Voting Process At Forefront Of 2012 Election

Daniel Simon | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Daniel Simon

These days the two parties can't agree on much. From poll results to the legitimacy of registered voters, the two parties' only common ground has beco...

Voting Rights Restoration PLUMMETS Under Rick Scott

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 10.01.2012 | Miami

With the November election getting closer, the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's Miami chapter have been working to register voters in the commu...

Eliminate the Electoral College

Mike Edwards | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Mike Edwards

The Electoral College is a cancerous tumor on American democracy. It doesn't matter if we all get one vote when some votes are worth more than others. It is past time that we got rid it.

Registration Deadlines Loom

Page Gardner | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Page Gardner

It should be easier, not harder, for qualified Americans to fulfill the promise of an America where everyone counts equally and every voice is heard.

Civic Ed And Voting: How The Two Connect

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Photo Credit: Youth Radio American Government classroom at Skyline High School in Oakland, Calif. A recent study shows that only 39 p...

WATCH: Who Is Miley Cyrus Voting For?

Posted 09.27.2012 | Comedy

If you're still on the fence about voting in November, Funny Or Die and these celebs have about a million different reasons for you to do it. Granted,...

Teach Responsibility -- Teach History

William E. White | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education
William E. White

Where are the lessons of responsible citizenship? Where is the citizens' manual? Civic responsibility is not innate. It must be learned, and so it must be taught.

Flaky Youth, Flaky Future

Naomi Ko | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Naomi Ko

People say that my generation is the one who will really change the world and that we are the ones who are really going to make a difference. How are we going to change the world when we are just sitting and "liking" causes, but not getting off our computers and doing some actual work?

Endeavouring to Excite the Electorate

Jessica Levinson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

What was this event that excited so many members of the American public? This is not a rhetorical question. If you said the 2012 elections, or the presidential election, you're wrong, but I was so hoping that would be your answer.

Who to Vote For?

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Voting is like alchemy -- taking an abstract value and breathing life into it. Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world. And the imperative to vote is genuinely nonpartisan.

WATCH: Steve Carell Will Punch You If You Don't Vote

Posted 09.26.2012 | Comedy

There are plenty of reasons to vote, but Steve Carell has just given us one that beats them all. And he'll beat you, too, if you don't show up to the ...

LOOK: Vintage Posters Inviting Women To Vote

TresSugar | Posted 09.26.2012 | Women

Today is National Voter Registration Day! The countdown has begun to the presidential election, and with 42 days left to go, now's the time to make su...

Waving the White Flag

Annie Leonard | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Annie Leonard

"My vote can't make a difference. All politicians are the same. Sitting it out is better than voting for the lesser of two evils." No, no and no. Think about it.

Voting: Transcending the Wedge Issue That Divides Democracy Activists

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

The real problem for those of us who care about democracy is the lack of bipartisanship between voter and nonvoter democracy activists, who often flail out at one another and then can't come together on democracy battlefields where they actually have a chance to create something closer to democracy.

No One Knows Voting Like Reality Show Judge

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee When’s the last time you remember young people tripping over themselves to vote? Adam Shankman, a judge on the hit reality TV show ...

Does the 47 Percent Vote? A Note on Perfect Voter Turnout

Steve Fenberg | Posted 11.25.2012 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

Today, September 25, thousands of people across the country and hundreds here in Colorado are celebrating National Voter Registration Day.

Is Choosing To Not Vote Selfish?

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Sheldon C. Good

A number of my Christian friends have been saying they are not going to vote in the 2012 elections. As a Mennonite whose spiritual history is linked to removal from society, I can respect the belief that not voting is a way of subverting the powers of this world. And yet I'm concerned.

Musicians Lend Their Creativity to Register Voters

Erin Potts | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Erin Potts

In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Dave Matthews Band is releasing an updated edition of the video for their new single "Mercy" with a special message from Dave about voting. Dave Matthews is not alone in encouraging fans to register to vote.

Dan Froomkin

National Voter Registration Day: The Time To Register Is Now | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Haven't registered to vote? Do it now. Haven't gotten around to updating your voter registration? Do it now. Aren't absolutely s...

I'm Just Mad About Mitt

Sandi Bachom | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics
Sandi Bachom

When snooty Anne Romney refers to us as "you people" one might expect the next words out of her mouth, "The peasants are bet, they stink on ice!" But mostly, I'm just mad about Mitt!

Usher Stars In Voter Registration Campaign

Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

Usher is lending his star power to a new push to encourage voter registration. In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Our Time has launched a...

A Message For Mitt: I'm A Survivor, Not A Victim

Sherri Graves Smith | Posted 11.24.2012 | Black Voices
Sherri Graves Smith

I am not writing as a cancer victim, I am writing as an American who cares about this country and its people. Since I am battling chronic cancer, taking some form of chemo five days a week, does Mitt Romney view me as an unproductive citizen who depends on the government?

The Homeless Vote Matters

Bobbie Ibarra | Posted 11.22.2012 | Impact
Bobbie Ibarra

Every citizen of the United States is presumed to have the right to vote; however, not having a permanent address interferes with exercising that right.