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Department Of Justice: Texas Redistricting Maps Violate Voting Rights Act

AP | APRIL CASTRO | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing Monday that Texas' new voting maps for Congress and for the Texas House do...

80 Million Disenfranchised and Disinterested Americans Didn't Vote In '08. What Portends for 2012?

Pearl Korn | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

As the 2012 Presidential campaign heads into high gear, we must engage eligible non-voters who are young, uneducated and economically deprived.

No Joke, No Hyperbole: 2012 May Be America's Final Election

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If anyone believed 2011 was the year of the direct assault on proponents of the middle class, clean air and water, public education, and respect for first responders, and democracy itself, just wait until 2013.

Should the Poor Be Allowed to Vote?

Chris Kromm | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Kromm

The idea that citizens of lesser means -- even during a lingering economic downturn -- should be denied the vote is a theme that appears to be gaining currency among some leading conservatives.

Protecting Or Suppressing The Vote?

Jalen Victoria Coats | Posted 11.06.2011 | Black Voices
Jalen Victoria Coats

Whether by intention or not, politicians and media have managed to conflate a host of election administration problems under the umbrella of "voter fraud".

Obama's War on the Secret Ballot

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.28.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

What clear-thinking politician wants to stand against the right to secret ballot? But so long as the National Labor Relations Board persists in its efforts to overturn popularly enacted protections of the right to secret ballot, that is exactly where Obama stands.

Arizona Suing U.S. Government

UPI | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

Arizona is suing the U.S. government, questioning the constitutionality of a portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act....

Mitt Romney Still Campaigning As Presidential Front-Runner

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

DOVER, N.H. — Despite a new rival's surge, Mitt Romney is campaigning as though he's still the GOP presidential front-runner, focusing his criti...

Republicans Move To Tighten Voting Rules Before 2012 Elections

Bloomberg | By Mark Niquette | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

With Republicans taking control of most U.S. capitols this year and a presidential race looming, states have passed the most election-related laws sin...

Obama Campaign Makes Moves To Repeat 2008 Phenomenon In 2012

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's presidential campaign launched a new voter registration and grassroots organizing program Thursday aimed at boo...

The Semantics Of "Submission"

Robin Lakoff | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

Voters need to know who will be making important decisions if Michele Bachmann comes into the White House. If President Bachmann makes a bad decision, will she say, "The buck stops here," or "My husband made me do it"?

To Vote or Not to Vote, That Is Not the Question

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 10.13.2011 | Latino Voices
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

How do immigrants and Latinos flex their voting muscle to effectively remind our national elected leaders that we cannot be taken for granted, especially when it comes to solving a deeply-emotional and personal issue like immigration reform?

Dear Mr. President Obama: Five Ideas for Winning the Latino Vote

Maria Teresa Kumar | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Maria Teresa Kumar

It's well known inside the Beltway that the Latino vote could make or break President Obama's re-election, and soon it'll be national news. By then, it may just be too late for the president to win back Latinos.

Let's Educate Ourselves on the Field of Education

Kate Gibbs | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
Kate Gibbs

To have the actual knowledge and experience to fully understand what good education entails is an involved process, far more complex than simply watching a documentary like Waiting for Superman.

Voter Suppression: The Real Problem with Election Fraud

Bob Edgar | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Bob Edgar

As Marylanders headed to the polls to choose their governor last November, computers were dialing up 112,000 of them with an unusual message: Don't bother to vote. The calls went to households in mostly African-American precincts.

Netroots Panel On Black Voter Turnout Sparks Debate

Dr. Judy Lubin | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Dr. Judy Lubin

Joblessness in the black community combined with the oft-heard sentiment that the president has "dissed" his most loyal base has been the subject of h...

The Most Avant-Garde Political Ad Of All Time?

Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics

Debbie Georgatos, a candidate for Dallas County GOP chair, has released one of the more unusual campaign ads in recent months. Equal parts Michele ...

Voting Rights Under Attack

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

While the Voting Rights Act and other federal voting laws prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, language, ethnicity, religion and age, there is still no law that affirmatively guarantees citizens the right to vote.

Lucia Graves

Reformers Sweep UC Union Election | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.09.2011 | College

Graduate students at the University of California voted resoundingly to elect a slate of reformers to lead their union, United Auto Workers Local 2865...

Florida Voter Suppression Bill Toxic for Democracy

Rishi Manchanda | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Rishi Manchanda

The Florida legislature just passed House Bill 1355, which many civic participation advocates view as part of a worrisome national trend to suppress v...

Lucia Graves

Vote Counting To Resume After UC Grad Students Occupy Union Offices | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

The elections committee for a union representing academic student employees in the University of California system voted unanimously on Tuesday to res...

An Open Letter to Self-Proclaimed Immigrants' Champion, Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 07.02.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Are you trying to destroy any chance for comprehensive immigration reform for the next 10 years? Based on your words and actions over the last two years, it sure seems that the answer is "yes."

"Will Arabs Be Able to Form Real Democracies?"

James Zogby | Posted 06.09.2011 | World
James Zogby

The test of the vitality and validity of democracies that may emerge in Arab countries will be in their ability to self-correct, change, and expand.

Ignite Your Passion and Change the World

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 06.07.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

Last summer, Latinos were in the streets protesting what they seen as unfair immigration laws. They played a proactive role in rectifying an injustice. Why aren't the rest of us?

Why Highland Park, IL Students Should Support Nancy Rotering for Mayor

Max Ellithorpe | Posted 05.31.2011 | Chicago
Max Ellithorpe

Voters have a very easy choice to make on Tuesday. Nancy Rotering is a caring, thoughtful, intelligent, and analytical leader.