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A Plea to Students: Vote

Elizabeth Nerich | Posted 07.03.2012 | College
Elizabeth Nerich

Even if they do know of the issue, they quickly brush it off using various ideas to ease their consciences. That they feel they aren't full members of Alamance County may be one reason; the fact that their permanent addresses are in another state could be another.

The Assault on Voting and Democracy in Detroit

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 07.03.2012 | Detroit
David Alexander Bullock

This year in the name of financial stability, the citizens of the city of Detroit will be disenfranchised. Democracy will be sacrificed at the altar of economic efficiency.

Overcoming Obstacles to Photo ID Laws

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

While several voting rights groups are fighting to get strict Voter ID laws overturned in the courts, organizers and community groups on the ground are stepping up to make sure that voters will have the IDs they need to be able to vote.

Military Voters Deserve a Mail Ballot

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 06.23.2012 | Denver
Richard Allen Smith

This year, Colorado lawmakers can pass a bill that will protect the right to vote for active military overseas.

Fired up! Climate Change Gridlock Needs to Be Replaced With Action

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

The climate is changing. But excuses for inaction have not. Instead of complaining start campaigning. Put people in office who will allow your children to have a future on this planet.

Voter ID Laws Could Hurt Obama

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

* In Florida, a court challenge over voters' rights * Groups say registering voters more difficult now * Obama, aided by...

Electoral College Challenged

Jim Jaffe | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

This year's election may be the last one where it is possible to win the American presidency while receiving fewer votes than your opponent.

100 Years at the "Hart" of American Elections

Keya Dannenbaum | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Keya Dannenbaum

For the vast majority of voting Americans, elections are a quadrennial affair. And while we may have a great time watching the politics -- who's up, w...

WATCH: Your Turn: Voting

Posted 06.13.2012 | Women

Every election people complain about who the candidates are. But we could do something about that by getting more involved during the primaries, when ...

Voting Maybe

Warren Adler | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Warren Adler

I no longer take anything at face value. Like Freud asking, "What do women want?" I find myself asking this question without regard to gender...

Why Pete Wentz Cares About the Future of Music, Social Media and Election 2012 (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.12.2012 | Celebrity
Shira Lazar

Pete Wentz rocks and he rocks the vote. He stopped by What's Trending live to chat about his new electro-pop duo, Black Cards, innovative ways to distribute music, social media and his passion for politics.

Conditions Are Right for GOP to Make Big Inroads with Hispanics

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

We so often hear that Republicans have lost ground with Hispanic voters. But the real story is that Hispanic voters feel like both political parties -- Republicans and Democrats -- are more interested in securing their community's votes than in solving their problems.

Voting Changes Everything

Malik Yusef | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Malik Yusef

There was a time when just being able to vote was the main issue for this country. Now, the trouble is getting people to the booth.

Getting Clear About Voting Independent

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

What matters is having a leader, not a politician, assume political office. And so I suggest that people look to break out of the two-party trance and take on a pro-active role in taking your government back to serve You, your family, your friends, your community.

Mandatory Voter ID Disenfranchises Poor, Students, Elderly

The Daily Nebraskan | Posted 05.30.2012 | College
The Daily Nebraskan

Requiring photo ID cards to vote seems logical. Obviously, we want citizens at the polls to be legal and not misrepresent themselves. And mandating a photo ID is the best way to do this, right? Wrong.

Pitbull Helps Mobilize Latino Voters

Posted 03.22.2012 | Latino Voices

Pitbull is lending his voice – literally – to a good cause. The Cuban rapper is just one of 35 artists who is donating their music to the non-...

Weekend Voting Will Work

David Orr | Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago
David Orr

Weekend voting makes sense for working people and election workers alike. It's time to pass a bill to vote when most people can do it. After all, isn't voting what democracy is all about?

The Arts Revolution: Stop Imitating, Start Voting

Voto Latino | Posted 05.22.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

The days of flattery are over. The Latino community now knows that because of their voting numbers, we must take to the polls

Voter ID Laws Protect the Integrity of the Ballot Box

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

America's focus on having free and fair elections is one of the reasons the United States is the oldest democratic republic on earth. Failing to ensure the integrity of the democratic process in elections is a mistake a free people often makes only once.

Americans Elect: The Future of U.S. Democracy

Michael Eisner | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Michael Eisner

America has always prided itself on being a forward-looking nation. Yet our election system is mired in the past. We can rescue our election system from the horse-and-buggy era and infuse it with the dynamism of our digital age. It's happening now.

The Ignorance of Compulsory Voting

Michael Yarbrough | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media
Michael Yarbrough

At a time when we should be talking about community outreach and education, turning the act of voting into an action of rote only serves to cheapen the institution and does nothing to solve its problems.

Voters on Tilt

Annie Duke | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Annie Duke

Whenever a voter casts their vote for a candidate that will hurt their economic interests just because they are pro-life or anti-gay marriage they are on tilt -- just as if they lost some really ugly hand at the poker table.

Voter ID Insanity at DOJ Going to the United Nations

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The right to vote includes the right not to have your vote diluted by fraudulent votes. And as citizens, each of us has a duty to comply with reasonable measures to ensure that our elections are free and fair.

The American Promise: The Right to Vote

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Right now many states are attempting to put new voting restrictions in place that parallel all the old tricks and turn back the clock on civil rights to the days when voting was used as a tool for political control and exclusion.

Protecting Democracy in America Means Protecting Voting Rights and Civil Rights

Gerry Hudson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

It is imperative that we not only understand the fight against restrictive voter ID laws , but that we also acknowledge that racist, anti-immigration laws, like Alabama's HB56, is an assault on the very values that civil rights marchers stood for nearly 50 years ago.