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Every Vote Counts -- And Why Yours Doesn't

Madeline Hill | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Madeline Hill

On Netflix, the average episode of House of Cards lasts less than an hour. It takes less time than that to cast your ballot on Nov. 4. Netflix will always be there, but casting your vote won't.

It's All About the Sticker: I Voted Today!

Suzan McDowell | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Suzan McDowell

Admit it, all you really want is the sticker. Yea, yea, yea, it's nice to do our civic duty and all, but nothing beats the feeling you get when at the end of the process, you're handed the "I VOTED TODAY!" sticker.

29 Things You Can Send To Your Friends Who Say They Aren't Voting This Year

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

If you can't convince your friends to vote, you can use these GIFs to show them how you feel.

We Demand a Shot at the American Dream

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

It's been a rough four years for the women, men and children living on the margins in this country. Those margins have gotten a lot more pronounced and swallowed up a lot more folks in states run by extremist, right-wing governors.

Take Action and Vote

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 01.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

While it is true that across the nation there are those working night and day to roll back voting rights and erect obstacles to voting, ultimately we are in control of our own destiny. We can push back by voting.

Millennials Need to Vote -- For Themselves and Their Country

Matt Camarda | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Matt Camarda

To millennials (and most Americans), politics looks ugly, privileged and -- worst of all -- useless. The problem is that politics affects us whether or not we're engaged, and by not voting, millennials perpetuate a vicious cycle of apathy and cynicism that too many are happy to exploit.

The Power of Your Vote

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Koch's tidal wave of money can corrupt our democracy, but we must not abet it with our silence. We must go the polls and elect leaders who will protect the air we breathe and build a more sustainable future for our children.

An Election Day Carol

Robert Reich | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

In the early hours of Election Day, before dawn reaches the nation's capital, Justice Anthony Kennedy is suddenly awakened by someone standing next to his bed. "Who are you?" demands the Justice. "I am the ghost of Election Day Past."

Hidden Errors and Overconfident Pollsters

David Rothschild | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
David Rothschild

Election forecasts report a margin of error of typically 3 percentage points. That means that 95 percent of the time the election outcome should lie within that interval. However, the true error is actually much larger than that.

These Nuns Are All About That Bass

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.02.2014 | Religion

If you’re not planning to vote on November 4, you’re just asking for #nuntrouble. A group of activists nuns released a YouTube parody of Meghan...

Children Are On the Ballot

Bruce Lesley | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Children do not vote. And, if politicians are not listening and are taking actions contrary to the needs of children, voters must hold them accountable for their actions or inactions or we will fail our kids and our future.

Antidote to Citizens United

Dianne Collins | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Dianne Collins

Remember when politicians wanted more than anything to do what was right for the good of all people beyond their own personal power agendas, and Supreme Court justices were able to think fairly beyond partisan biases? Hmmm ... yeah, right, neither do I.

A Letter to the American Non-Voter

Julianna Forlano | Posted 01.01.2015 | Comedy
Julianna Forlano

No, not all uninformed voters are lacking intelligence. Not all of their jaws are slackened. Mostly, you are folks who have watched too much Fox News, which, when it comes down to it, is any amount of Fox News.

Climate Change This Week: Coal's Creepy Cancer, Saving Capitalism From Polluters and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.01.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. Three major companies - Cisco Systems, 3M, and Kimberly Clark - announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. Sunny news, indeed!

Want to Thank Me? Go Vote!

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Freeman

When people hear that I served in the military, they tend to always thank me for my service. Rich or poor, black or white, men or women, Americans in general seem to be fairly universal in their praise for the people who are part of our all-volunteer force.

Be a Passionate Voter for Justice

Ralph Nader | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Unfortunately, many voters will head to the polls on November 4th and simply vote down the party line. Far too many won't spend a little time to research the various candidates' actual records beyond their party affiliation.

Millions Of Early Votes Already Cast

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous...

#WhyImVoting Needs to Be #WhyImRunning and Here's Why

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Shay Chan Hodges

While I love the #WhyImVoting hashtag, it's pretty clear to me that until #WhyI'mRunning is more of a thing, it's going to be an uphill battle to pass legislation that makes family life frankly more livable.

The Conundrum of the Midterms

Marc Brownstein | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Marc Brownstein

The truth is, there are intelligent, well-spoken, educated people who just don't feel represented by the politicians in Washington; a lot of them. Is there a solution?

The Conundrum of the Midterms

Marc Brownstein | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Marc Brownstein

The truth is, there are intelligent, well-spoken, educated people who just don't feel represented by the politicians in Washington; a lot of them. Is there a solution?

Why Vote?

Barry Kibrick | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Barry Kibrick

Even if you believe that your single vote does not matter, and this happens for various reasons, you still are obliged to cast a vote on very important grounds.

The Real Issue On Election Day

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Do we want a government that sits on its hands in times of great challenges, or one that rolls up its sleeves and tackles the problems head on?

The Ballot Box Is the Great Equalizer for Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

American workers are facing significant challenges. Whether it's low pay, a system that favors corporations over citizens, a gender wage gap, the effects of unfair trade or a voting system that hampers the most disadvantaged among us, these problems are real. But will those affected the most bother to do something about it?

Democracy's Most Cherished Act

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Maybe democracy is still a viable concept. I harbor a vestige of hope that it is. But democracy's most cherished act has got to be something more profound than pulling a lever or making an X in a box.

A Movement that Matters

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 12.29.2014 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

We must be civically engaged. Engagement inspires movement - a movement that matters. Since 1916, the Chicago Urban League has engaged with people to help them find jobs, start businesses and buy homes.