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Why the Citizens Who Can Should Vote and Why 96 Million Citizens May Not

Curtis Gans | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Curtis Gans

The religion of civic responsibility and duty has atrophied. There has been a decline in both the quality of education and the quality and quantity of civic education in the schools, only now beginning to be righted.

The Voter Suppression We Ignore at Democracy's Peril

Ben Jealous | Posted 01.05.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

To date, nearly six million formerly-incarcerated Americans are disenfranchised. This is a massive injustice, to be sure, but the real story is that these felony disenfranchisement laws that target former offenders are being enforced in 2012 in key states where they were not in 2008.

Yes on 30 & No on 32: Moving California Forward

Laphonza Butler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

Propositions 30 and 32 are pivotal for the future of education, public safety and the voice of hard-working families in our state. They both carry major implications for the future of California.

One Billion Women

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 01.05.2013 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

One billion women (yes, that's billion with a B) will be entering the global economy for the first time in the next decade alone. Needless to say, those women will dramatically re-shape and re-structure our business world and the global economy, in general.

Women, Take This Momentum to the Polls

Linda Hallman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Linda Hallman

With a reported 18-point gap between male and female voters, it's possible that women will have the deciding voice on the nation's next president.

"Just Say NO" for President - A Buckminster Fuller Perspective on Voting

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
L. Steven Sieden

Bucky Fuller started considering systemic problems with our politics in 1927, long before they were popular or of interest. Accordingly, the perspective of the man commonly known as the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th Century is important if not critical to the survival and success of all humankind.

Being Part of the American Story

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

When I was 12-years-old, I went door to door in my Lincoln, NE neighborhood for George McGovern. It didn't work, as Nixon won Nebraska that year with about 75 percent of the vote. But I was hooked and have been doing it in elections ever since.

Information Is the Best Defense

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

As we prepare for Election Day, tomorrow, the League is worried that voter confusion could still be an issue despite extensive education efforts in the wake of our success against states' attempts to keep eligible voters out of the process.

Street Fight: The Ugly Side of Politics

Natasha Del Toro | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Natasha Del Toro

The bare-knuckles battle depicted in the documentary film Street Fight reminds us of how ugly it can get.

Really Getting Out the Vote From Abroad!

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

Crunch time! And Democrats Abroad (part of the 6 million eligible US voters living abroad) are going strong until the last possible moment.

Adventures of an Absentee Ballot

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Helen I. Hwang

Sitting here in Scotland, I'm hoping my absentee ballot along with my vote for Barack Obama lands safely on the shores of America before the deadline and gets counted in my hotly contested home state of Pennsylvania.

So, You're Thinking Of Not Voting In This Election...

Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

Poor choice. We'll let these GIFs express exactly how we feel. If you agree, share this with your friends and tell them to VOTE!...

Each One Reach One: Social Media GOTV

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 01.05.2013 | Technology
Morra Aarons-Mele

If you volunteer on a field operation for a political campaign, you'll hear the mantra "each one reach one." Turns out, we can use our social media networks to influence friends and followers to vote.

It's Time for States to Step Up and Educate Voters About Their Voting Rights

Wendy Weiser | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Wendy Weiser

With only a day left before Election Day, states need to step up and educate voters about their voting laws. Every voter deserves clear information about what they need to do to vote, and this responsibility lies with local election officials. Our democracy depends on it.

I Did Not Vote for a Candidate for President. I'm Sorry.

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

I did not vote for a candidate for president. Whatever bad comes of this election, I guess you can blame it on me. But I don't think I'm alone.

What Voting in the Future Looks Like

Maria Ehsan | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Maria Ehsan

I have the good fortune of living in Washington state. I was born and raised here, so a lot of the forward thinking and progressive values that the people of this state have are something I grew up with. One of our most impressive and forward thinking systems is that my state votes entirely by mail.

Displaced Voters in New Jersey Can Vote by Email/Fax

Richard Robbins | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Richard Robbins

Last night, Governor Christie announced that displaced N.J. voters can vote by email or fax. I have reached out to all 21 county clerks/boards of election and compiled the attached list of email addresses/fax numbers that displaced voters should use.

Why Obama Supporters Do Not Need to Worry, but Do Need to Vote

Brian Umana | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Brian Umana

It's true that a small faction of undecided voters truly do not make up their minds until Election Day -- but for such a small portion of a state's electorate to matter, the polls need to already be a toss-up.

Why I Will Vote Tuesday and You Should Too

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 01.05.2013 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

There is only one thing that makes me crazy: When a woman says she may not vote.

Election Anxiety: What the Hell Happens After?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

Is anyone else worried about what's going to happen when this election is over? What are we going to talk about? Shout about. Scream about. Fight about. Write about. Now is the time to panic.

Get Out and Vote

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

With only a day left, I encourage everyone to vote, it's your right and by exercising it you continue our legacy of democracy. I started voting in the 60's and now I am proud to say I have never missed an opportunity to vote and have no plans to not vote in the future.

Voting: A Sacred Obligation

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

Recognizing my sacred obligation to vote, I have already taken advantage of the opportunity to vote early; my ancestors would wouldn't expect anything less.

Voting Is Compulsory in Over 25 Countries

J. L. Morin | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
J. L. Morin

Under a non-compulsory voting system with fewer people voting, smaller lobby groups can easily sway a small section of the people to the polls and thereby manipulate the outcome of the political process.

Let's Be Decent.

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Denise Vivaldo

America is facing devastating times. We need to pull together, be decent and help each other. I didn't think about whether the folks waiting in line for gas were republican or democrat. I just donated to the Red Cross and prayed for them all.

Why I Won't Tell My Daughter Who I Am Voting for

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 01.05.2013 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

At dinner, my daughter Katie asked, "Mommy, who are you voting for?"