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If Voting Didn't Matter

Robbie Gennet | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Robbie Gennet

Truth is, if 100 percent of 18-24 year olds decided to vote in the next election, they would landslide whatever candidates they backed and transform the country to their liking. And here is one big reason why they should: Citizens United.

My Vote Doesn't Define Me -- Or You

Phu Nguyen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Phu Nguyen

Today, tomorrow, and in all my days before I die, I will be the president of my life despite who I vote to be the president of the United States. I take ownership of my failures and my successes, and I think the country would be significantly changed if we all did across all parties.

The Election Detection Kit: 10 Ways to Catch Someone Lying about Voting

Tony_Diaz | Posted 12.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

My name is Tony. I'm a citizen. And I've lied about voting. I'm not proud of it. But I'm also ready to do something about it. So, this time around, I voted early. And, just like former hackers who go on to help catch other hackers, I'm going to give you 10 ways to bust someone who is lying about voting.

Kate Sheppard

Younger Voters Like Pro-Environment Candidates, But May Not Show Up To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Young voters are much more likely than senior citizens to say they'll vote for candidates who support cutting greenhouse gas emissions...

Amanda v. Goliath$

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Amanda is a true representative of "Us." Against staggering odds, through education and grit, Amanda worked her way into the middle class.

A New Twist on the Get-Out-the-Vote Message

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 12.25.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

If you want to feel really good on the Wednesday after Election Day, regardless of the results of the vote, wake up knowing that you brought something extra to our national exercise of people power.

My Mother, My Values, My Vote

James Zogby | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Back in 1996, my mother was interviewed on Good Morning America. They were doing a story on the November election and wanted to know why she, an 89-year-old Catholic woman, was voting for Democrats. Her words are as relevant today as they were 18 years ago.

Democrats Try To Regain Lost Votes Outside Cities

AP | By BILL BARROW | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn told a boisterous crowd she...

Why Every Vote Counts

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 12.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

You might be one of the 18 people who decide not to vote, and that decision could make the difference between electing a pro-LGBT senator or one who doesn't support our issues. Every vote counts on the floor of the Senate, and losing that one vote could mean the difference between passing laws that further equal rights and being left high and dry as second-class citizens.

California's Young Voter Problem Requires a Social Solution

Matt Mahan | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Matt Mahan

For too long, meaningfully discussing issues that are important to the future of our neighborhoods, cities, states and country has been frowned upon. For many, 'talking politics' around the dinner table or online with people you know, is taboo -- but it shouldn't be.

Wanted: Candidates Willing to Debate the Issues

Nancy LeaMond | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
Nancy LeaMond

AARP is committed to helping voters get the real scoop on where the candidates stand on issues important to older Americans, such as Social Security and Medicare, without the spin.

Threats to Women's Health Are Real and Voters Know It

Dawn Laguens | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Dawn Laguens

The danger in writing around facts like George Will does in his column about Gardner is that he misinforms voters about the real threats facing abortion access. If allowed to stand unchallenged, his column could do lasting damage.

Make Your Election Day Game Plan!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

These elections are about our jobs, our health, our communities, our security and our future. These elections affect all of us; it is critical to weigh in on that issues that matter most to you!

The Scoop on D.C.'s First Election for Attorney General

Debbie Hines | Posted 12.22.2014 | DC
Debbie Hines

Regardless of choice, with the first election of DC's Attorney General, it is most important that DC residents vote in historic numbers for this historic election.

Confused and Misinformed: The Ann Coulter Story

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 12.22.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

This time around she's decided to offer up her wisdom on how the Republican Party ought to go about winning over Latino voters -- in her mind, by abandoning the effort altogether.

Climate Change This Week: Driving Fast n' FREE on Solar, Record Rising Seas, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The EV Revolution Is Here! Takeaways: If we covered the 800 million US parking spaces with solar panels, the output would be three times the US ...

Women Must Vote for Democrats in 2014

Adrienne Elrod | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Adrienne Elrod

Women represent more than half the population, but hold less than 20 percent of the seats in Congress. Government should reflect the people it represents. We need more women to be elected officials. And more women are elected when more women vote.

Michael 'Heck-of-a-Job' Brown Doesn't Want 'Stupid People' to Vote

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.20.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

We caught "Brownie," as Bush called him, on the air saying he doesn't want "stupid people" to vote, because they're "more likely than not to vote for a Democrat."

SCOTUS to Texas: Go Forth and Discriminate Against Your Citizens Starting Monday

Liz Kennedy | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Liz Kennedy

The Supreme Court said Saturday that, for the first time, it is allowing a voting law to be used for an election even though a federal judge, after conducting a trial, found the law is racially discriminatory in both its intent and its impact, and is an unconstitutional poll tax.

Obama Casts His Ballot Early In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama voted Monday in the midterm elections, joining hundreds of thousands of Americans who have also taken advantage of early voting...

Americans Are More Likely To Vote If They Hate The Other Party

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

The Americans most likely to vote in this year's midterms are also the most likely to be highly partisan and antipathetic toward their political rival...

Why I Will Vote for the Democrats

Tim Koechlin | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

I believe in the separation of church and state. I believe that a person should be able to marry whomever s/he wants to marry. I believe in a woman's right to choose. That's why I will vote for Democrats on November 4.

The Best Ways to Increase Voter Registration, and Voting

John A. Tures | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

Wherever traditionally under-registered people congregate, this has the potential to do more than reach people in a partisan fashion, or by phone or email.

Dear Democrats: Please All and You'll Please None

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Anat Shenker-Osorio

It's deeply fitting that the animal in Aesop's "Please All, Please None" fable was a donkey. This kind of, let's meet people where they are and actually say nothing, approach is the best summation of current Democratic strategy.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

New Early Voting Restrictions Have Little Support Among Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

Republican-controlled legislatures in several states have sought to restrict early voting this year, but new polling finds little public support for t...