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Showing Their Strength: Women of Color an Undeniable Force Among American Voters

Maya L. Harris | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Maya L. Harris

As the fastest-growing segment of the nation's largest voting bloc and the most active segment of the emerging majority vote, women of color are a key voting bloc with the power to affect electoral and policy outcomes.

Socialist Elected!

Annie Polland | Posted 01.04.2015 | New York
Annie Polland

On November 4, 1914 Meyer London became the first Socialist on the East Coast (and only the second) to be elected to Congress.

Turn Out and Turn Up: The Key to Millennial Voting

Courtney Sokol | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Courtney Sokol

I would argue that Election Day should be celebrated as a joyous occasion. What could be a happier event than getting to participate directly in the democratic process?

Are You a Political Extremist?

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.04.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

The results taken together are consistent with a view of the political extremist as thoughtful and confident, not unthinking. This does not mean of course that extreme political positions are necessarily sound or that they are not biased in other ways, but it does raise doubts about the mindless ideologue stereotype.

Dana Liebelson

Republican Congressman Claims Voting Machines Are Rigged

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Virginia Republican congressman and the state’s GOP are claiming they’ve received reports of faulty polling machines in almost two...

Bad News for Politicians Trying to Suppress the Vote

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 01.04.2015 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

Whether it's voter ID laws, onerous registration procedures, limits to early voting or reductions in polling places, the burden falls hardest on the same communities who have always had to fight hardest to cast votes and have them count.

Hey, Millennials: It's Time To Take Back The Midterms

Matthew Keating | Posted 01.04.2015 | Teen
Matthew Keating

Our generation is just now beginning to flex its political muscle, forcing politicians to take into consideration the concerns of our generation. However, this can only be done through active participation.

Christians Can Vote, and More!

Bryan Berghoef | Posted 01.04.2015 | Religion
Bryan Berghoef

Jesus was killed as an enemy of the state. If that is not political, then the word has no meaning. One cannot be properly religious, or at least, religious the way Jesus was religious, and be ignorant of or irrelevant to the ruling powers.

Grandparents, Grand Votes

Donna M. Butts | Posted 01.04.2015 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

With lawn signs, TV ads, phone calls and more, it's a rich time for grandparents and all older adults to teach young people how important it is to be a good citizen.

You're All Idiots, So Vote

Richard Zombeck | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

It's nothing new to feel like our intelligence is being questioned. There has always been a sense that we're being talked down to and that most of what is said is gibberish to placate and appease us without really saying anything of substance.

97-Year-Old Gets U.S. Citizenship, 'Honored' To Vote For First Time

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.04.2014 | Good News

This woman is almost a century old, but it isn't too late for her to take advantage of all her new citizenship has to offer. Chenyi Pan, 97, spent ...

Making Our Voices Heard, Number One Reason for Latinos to Vote

Dulce Saenz | Posted 01.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Dulce Saenz

With everyone eagerly anticipating the results of the elections on Nov. 4th, it's becoming clear that the Latino community wants to make a statement by showing up at the voting booth.

Election Day With (Fictional) Rep. Angie Antonelli

Cindy Rizzo | Posted 01.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Cindy Rizzo

The Senate is in danger of turning over to the Republicans, which means we'd have Republicans in charge of the entire Congress and only President Obama's veto pen to defend equality and economic justice for working families.

Campaign Time

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

We need to have open discussions on campus, not about each and every issue (there isn't time), but about the need to think critically regarding voting. Teaching students to look at the issues and the candidates is important, it is also difficult.

Passing the Midterm (Election, That Is)

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Aryanna Prasad

As a Political Communications major and a political junkie, I've adjusted my expectations for debates. Debates do not help you decide who to vote for -- they reaffirm your belief in the candidate you've already chosen.

Election '14

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Based on his polls, Mitt Romney was so confident that he would be America's president today that he neglected to have a concession speech written. Vot...

California Proposition 47

Sonya Shah | Posted 01.03.2015 | Crime
Sonya Shah

It's not easy to share my story. For nearly my entire life, I've had trouble admitting to myself, let alone family and friends, the sexual assaults that affected me so deeply. But I must speak out now, as California voters go to the polls to decide the fate of Proposition 47.

2014: Millions More Millennials

Jill Hanauer | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Jill Hanauer

Over the past week, there has been a lot of coverage repeating the familiar narrative that young people don't vote in mid-term elections. However, voter registration numbers tell a different story.

5 Things You Should Know About the California Election

Jessica Levinson | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Didn't think you were ever going to see the words "exciting" and "Secretary of State" or "State Controller" in the same sentence? Well, then you haven't really lived.

Women: Republicans Just Aren't That Into Us

Brenda Peterson | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Brenda Peterson

As pundits proclaim that Republicans are poised to possess both houses of Congress this mid-term election I'm both mystified and alarmed. Why would women -- who were the determining factor in the 2012 presidential elections -- give so much power to a party that has such a miserly relationship with us?

When Women Vote, Women Win

Linda Meric | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Linda Meric

As we turn the page on October, National Work and Family Month, millions of women across the country will be casting ballots, using their hard-earned constitutional right to be heard on the very issues the month highlighted: paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, affordable child care, equal pay and more.

If You're Dissatisfied With the Country's Direction? Vote

Atiba Madyun | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

A year ago, Americans were chomping at the bit for an opportunity to vote against those responsible for the government shutdown that cost the government and businesses an estimated 24 billion in lost economic output.

How You Can Help Save the Senate

Erik Ose | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

Now, on the eve of Election Day, it's tempting to throw up your hands, sit back and wait for the returns to come in.

3 Reasons Why Voting Matters For Women

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Carlynne McDonnell

Voting on Tuesday, November 4 matters so very much for women. Your participation is vital. Consider these three reasons to vote and just do it!

Why I'm Ignoring Kimberly Guilfoyle (And You Should Too)

Jaime Zucker | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Jaime Zucker

While she does not say at what age the experience switch shifts on, we can guess from her next quip that it must be around the time young women stop receiving messages on Tinder.