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Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

A few excuses for not voting. None of them good. ...

Why Voting Matters for the Climate Movement

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

People in the climate movement -- or anyone who believes in what we're doing to avert a climate crisis and bring about an energy revolution -- can push back on Big Oil and Dirty Coal by exercising their right to vote.

How Bad Could It Be? A Non-Voter's Guide to the Future

Raymond Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Griffith

With the elections coming up in less than a week, prophesies of doom and gloom for democrats are filling the news sites. News sites love bad news, and...

Letter From Paris: Shame on Anyone Who Doesn't Vote!

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

So what's happened to this generation? Have our schools so utterly failed in teaching how important the right to vote is in a democracy?

Read Before You Vote

Matt Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Kohn

I decided to curate a group of thoughtful and distinguished individuals to choose one substantive, surprising, and provocative article that anyone and everyone should read before the election.

Winning is Preferable

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

True story: This election season, big business in Atlanta aggressively targeted an uncompromisingly progressive state senator. They lost. He won. Ho...

Vote Anyway: Why Our Families Can't Afford to Stay Home on Election Day

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Sure, lots of us are frustrated by the economy, the war, and lack of progress in Washington, D.C. But there's too much at stake to stay home on electi...

The Youth Vote

Andrew Jenks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Jenks

Raising awareness only during election periods sends a direct message to young America. It's like a fair-weathered friend who only calls when they need something.

Which Way Are the Political Winds Blowing as We Enter Election 2010?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Voter apathy is an enormous problem in a representative democracy. Too many voters have either tuned out or turned off. They either don't like the candidates and/or don't feel part of the political process.

10 Reasons You MUST Vote--and Vote Democrat

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Folman

This election is too important to sit out. If you voted for Barack Obama in 2008, high on the promise of hope and change, do not stay on the sidelines now. Real change takes time.

Trick or Vote: Young People Canvas in Costume to Bolster Turnout

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

If Halloween has taught us anything, it's that face-to-face interaction is the best way to ask strangers for candy. This also happens to be true for g...

My Awesome Experience Voting Early

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

This slide show is a cautionary tale for those who might miss out on the awesomeness that is early voting.

Voter Education Equals Improving Our Educational System

Jalen Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jalen Rose

The voting gap among young people who vote and those who do not is not a function of apathy. It is a function of lack of sufficient civic education in our schools, in our media, and in our society.

Children Can't Vote but You Can -- and Must

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

We must declare a national child emergency and demand that our leaders do no harm, indeed stand up and vote to invest in the basic human needs of all of our children to shelter, food, quality education, and safety.

The gay community would make a big mistake by not voting this year

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

According to the Associated Press, a lot of lgbts (gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders) are angry at the Democratic Party to the point that so...

Question Authority, Act Authoritatively

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

We see candidates employing the unusual tactic of insulating themselves from the rigors of the profession, which should send a cautionary signal to the electorate that maybe they are not up to the task they seek.

Friday Talking Points [144] -- Midterm Home Stretch

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Many Democrats in this election cycle seem to be getting much better at the tactic known as "the attack ad."

Will Young, Disenchanted Voters Show Up for Midterms?

Dr. Judy Lubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Judy Lubin

There is still time to turn out the vote among key Democratic constituencies. But it will not be easy. Young voters are still not inclined to head to the polls.

Voting Local Is the New Global

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Salzman

As a marketing and PR professional, I'm a strong advocate of the phrase "Local is the new global." (I am not, however, a huge fan of the jargon-y term...

Four States Where Obama Hopes to Mobilize Early Voters

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

The Democrats are using President Obama to rally early voters, and to recruit volunteers to help with the early-voter ground game. What remains to be seen is if the Democrats' organization can match the Republicans' enthusiasm and money.

Latinos: To Vote or Not to Vote?

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hector E. Sanchez

At a time when it is no exaggeration to say that the Latino community is under attack on many different levels, we must participate in the democratic process for empowerment.

One Wisconsin Now Encourages Voters To 'Turn Off The Hate. Get Out The Vote' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Progressive group One Wisconsin Now is out with a new web ad encouraging people to counteract the voting enthusiasm coming from Tea Party groups, cons...

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Plutocracy

Beth Broderick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Broderick

America has apparently not gotten the memo that our democracy is for sale. It seems the saps plan to have their vote counted, and last I looked it is votes that we count here... not coins.

Disgruntled 2010 Voters Are All Polaroid's Fault

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

It was with the invention of the Polaroid that we entered the world of instant gratification. And now, our Polaroid society can't understand why not everything is fixed yet. But challenges building for decades cannot be fixed in a year or two.

How Did You Learn?

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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