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Climate Change This Week: Whacking Fracking, Wind Keeps Farms Aloft, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

This past summer showed how under climate change, the resulting droughts could rob fracking operations of water, an essential ingredient needed to harvest oil and gas from shale deposits, reports Michael Klare at Tomdispatch.

Voting: What's the Point?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

We're bombarded with all manner of tugging and pulling from this side or the other, right down to those who suggest it's all so dark there's really no point in voting anyway. So what do we do?

Vote for Obama -- Because the Republicans Don't Even Want You to Vote

Majora Carter | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Majora Carter

If you live in or near a battleground county, and you care about protecting equality -- regardless of your party preference -- I urge you to help reduce the number of potential voter-suppression victims.

Want to Make a Difference in November? Go Knock on Doors

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

Why do campaigns want your time? They didn't always. The current emphasis on volunteer involvement stands in stark contrast to the situation in the 1990s, where some campaigns allegedly turned away would-be volunteers, because they do not know what to do with them.

Jessica Alba: Change 'Can Happen In Washington'

Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Actress Jessica Alba is encouraging youth voters to "unite" and "make a difference" in a new video for Our Time. "The more that we get together and...

What Are Youth Voters Concerned About In The 2012 Elections?

Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Our Time, a group focused on youth voting and economic issues, is out with a new film tackling the issues most pertinent to younger Americans this ele...

Vote to Have Your Say: Register Now

Erik Opsal | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Erik Opsal

Everyone's voice does matter. Don't like the job Obama is doing? Let him know. Not happy with Romney's policies? Have your say. if you think you're vote doesn't matter, think again. Voting is not only a right, it's a civic duty.

Too Young To Vote? Here Are Some Ideas For You

Rookie Mag | Posted 10.04.2012 | Teen

So, maybe you can’t vote. Because you’re too young. How does this make you feel? Voiceless? Uninterested? Angry? Apathetic?...

It's Time To Ask Our Friends And Family For LGBT Equality

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

Long ago I heard a group of national pollsters give their verdict on the most effective strategy to turn out LGBT-supportive voters: People came out to vote for our rights when an LGBT friend or family member personally asked them. So let's ask.

Vets Volunteer To Protect Voters At Polls

Posted 10.04.2012 | Impact

To make sure that no voter is subjected to intimidation when they hit the polls next month, one organization is dispensing military veterans to booths...

You Can't Mass-Debate By Yourself, Part 1 (Photocomic)

Duncan Quirk | Posted 12.03.2012 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk

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Reshaping the Politics of the Golden State

Dolores Huerta | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Dolores Huerta

Voter mobilization can create a vital tipping point in this election. It's another step towards our long-term vision -- restoring the California Dream by bringing a greater spectrum of voices into the policy debate. California calls us to do so.

'Show Them That You Ain't A Punk'

Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

Will.i.am is telling people to "come as individual and come collectively" to the polls this November. "Show them that you ain't a punk," will.i.am ...

To Vote or Not to Vote? Why is that Even a Question?

Claire Amber | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Claire Amber

Though it may seem like ages ago, let's remember our history. Let's remember that women, African Americans and immigrants were all shut out of the voting polls, at one point in time.

Warning: Information Comfort Zones Are Bad For Our Collective Health

Harry J. Getzov | Posted 12.02.2012 | Media
Harry J. Getzov

It is crucial that we all work at becoming educated about the issues as the campaign heads into the home stretch. All of us must fight back against the urge to take the easy way out.

Contentious Voter ID Ruling Could Mean Political Swing

Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

By MARK LEVY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Some political momentum could be on the line when a judge rules on whether to keep intact Pen...

Climate Change This Week: Bye-Bye Thermal Shield, Oceanic Ceviche, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Peter Sinclair's new, short 2012 Arctic ice melt video includes the time lapse satellite imagery illustrating the rapid, dramatic shrinkage of this ice cap. In just the past 12 years alone, 70 percent of the September summer ice cap has disappeared.

The Worst Political Ad on Television Isn't National

Lisa Diggs | Posted 10.01.2012 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

Despite all of the backstabbing, petty, mean-spirited national ads I see, it's a quiet, local ad that annoys and saddens me the most. But as tired as we all are of the negativity, let us not lose sight of the importance of the opportunity that lies ahead.

Nas To Voters: 'We Have The Power'

Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Nas is urging young people to register to vote in a new video for OurTime.org. "The future of this country is in the hands of young people," Nas sa...

Why Doesn't the Law Give Full Free Speech Protection to Voters?

Armand Derfner | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Armand Derfner

Current Supreme Court doctrine would give the states broad leeway to enact these restrictions. But, in light of the broad First Amendment protection given to political spending, isn't it time for the Court to re-examine its method of analyzing restrictions on the voters themselves?

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.