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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.

Not So Fast, Romney

Mark Siegel | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Mark Siegel

If the Republican Convention determines not to enforce its party's rules on its constituent state parties, the Party will find itself with no rules left to enforce in the future.

Voting Law Changes: Your Rights Are Under Attack

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

There is a "War on Voting" in this country and, wherever you live, you need to be paying close attention. The Constitution protects voters from discrimination, but that protection is being challenged in states across the nation, and making it harder for people to vote.

Chronicles of an Election Poll Worker: Training Day

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 05.07.2012 | New York
Sarah Shanfield

When I signed up to be a poll booth worker in this year's election, I needed $200. I won't say why I needed this money, only that it would help pay for a certain citation from the City of New York that I had been putting off paying.

Voter Suppression: A Real and Enduring American Issue

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

This is no time to drop our guard. Here we are in the year 2012 still requiring blacks, the poor and other minorities to jump through hoops to vote.

What's So Super About Tuesday?: How Mid-week Elections Are Damaging American Democracy

Harvard Kennedy School Democrats | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Harvard Kennedy School Democrats

Tuesday elections are unrealistic and burdensome in today's hyperactive workweek. Americans are busy. Finding the extra time to vote mid-week is difficult for everyone and practically prohibitive for many working class citizens clocking long hours at work while looking after a family.

Super Tuesday Survey: What Do You Remember About The First Time You Voted?

Rita Wilson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Fifty
Rita Wilson

Watching my parents mark their ballots, knowing they never skipped an election, instilled in me a belief that it was a privilege to be able to vote but also that it meant something.

Justice Department Seeks Trial, Opposes State's Voting Changes

AP | By PETE YOST | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is opposing changes in Florida voting procedures and says it wants a trial in the dispute, a move that could impa...

Enviros: Invest in Latinos

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Kathleen Rogers

Slowly but surely, environmental and conservation advocates are realizing that the answer to their slipping influence may be the burgeoning Latino community.

Infographic: What News Sources Do People Trust?

Craig Newmark | Posted 04.24.2012 | Media
Craig Newmark

Likely voters are looking for news they can trust, but are torn about where they can find it. I'm not in the news business and I won't tell anybody how to do their job, but I am a news consumer and I'd like to know I can trust the news I'm getting.

The Conspiracy to Expand Democracy

Eunice Hyon Min Rho | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Eunice Hyon Min Rho

The ACLU, along with its partners, recently sued the State of Georgia for denying lower-income and disabled voters the opportunity to participate in our democracy.

Let's Get Voter Registration Right -- And Make It Universal

Rob Richie | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Rob Richie

It won't take rocket science to ensure that every eligible U.S. voter is registered to vote. Chile and Egypt provide recent examples of how it can be done.

What Would Susan B. Anthony Say?

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 04.16.2012 | Women
Nancy K. Kaufman

One can only imagine what Susan B. Anthony and her followers would say now.

This Black History Month, Remember the Past and Change the Future

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge | Posted 04.11.2012 | Black Voices
Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

Why in 2012 are we returning to the days of limiting the vote rather than encouraging it? How can we forget how far we've come as a nation?

Social Media and the 'Blind Voting' Dilemma

Jackie Barrie | Posted 04.09.2012 | Books
Jackie Barrie

I'm in a dilemma. One of my books has been nominated for an award, and I can't decide how I feel about asking non-readers to vote. There's an angel on one of my shoulders, and a devil on the other.

Indiana Election Chief Found Guilty Of Voter Fraud

AP | CHARLES WILSON | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — While Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels held off Saturday on appointing a permanent replacement for the state elections chief convict...