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Five Things to Know Before You Vote in 2016 | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics

Election Day is less than 50 days away! It's time to make sure you've checked off all the things you need to vote in 2016. Deadlines are fast approaching and some states will open early voting in September. Waiting or ignoring deadlines could put your vote in jeopardy.

Time to Get Uncomfortable

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Claudia Zelevansky

This weekend I am going to one of my best friend's weddings, which happens to be located in Pennsylvania. In the swingy part of a swing state (not in the key party sense, I don't think). I am going to canvass with some friends while we are there. This makes me very uncomfortable.

Time To Get Uncomfortable

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Claudia Zelevansky

It’s always a terrible idea to write about politics. But this is not really about politics, in the sense that it’s not about policy or content. It...

VotePact: Do It Yourself Voting Reform

Sam Husseini | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Sam Husseini

FairVote published an interview with me about VotePact: Question: You've called your project do-it-yourself ranked choice voting (RCV)....

Is Elder Guardianship A New Form Of Human Trafficking?

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

As the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations begins this week to discuss international issues that affect the lives of millions t...

Will Your Neighborhood Affect Your Access to Vote? And Other Questions This Election Cycle

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, I'm putting my money where my mouth is and supporting efforts to get out the vote. I'm helping out orgs in 15 states across the nation. These are...

I'm Just One Drag Queen

Juanita MORE! | Posted 09.09.2016 | San Francisco
Juanita MORE!

Voting for this measure might make some people feel good in the moment, and it may help some other ambitious politicians climb the ladder. But it won't help the folks who need it the most: our homeless neighbors.

Can We Vote To End Hunger?

Bill Ayres | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Bill Ayres

How can the richest country in the history of the world that has an abundance of food have so many hungry people? Who are they? How can we change this grave injustice?

Do Military Votes Matter?

Jeremy Hilton | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Jeremy Hilton

From the VA scandal to significant cuts in military pay, benefits, and readiness, to continuing to kick the can down the road on sequestration and its impact on our nation's defense, our leaders' inability to solve problems is an embarrassment.

Dear Women Of America

Rielle Hunter | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Rielle Hunter

Hillary is redefining how all American women work and are seen in the world, she is the leading the evolution of our species towards equality. Like her or not, Hillary Clinton is our champion. Voting Hillary Clinton in to the seat of power is a game changer for all us women, it shifts us all.

Republicans Still Salivating To Suppress The Vote!

Marvin Meadors | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Time and time again Republicans try, very often succeeding. Defying court orders or finding ways to circumnavigate such orders is not beneath them. ...

Climate Change This Week: It Started 200 Years Ago, A Lit Fuse, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.07.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this little clown grasshopper fro...

How Grocery Shopping Can Teach You to Look at the Polls Differently

Dr. John Johnson | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Dr. John Johnson

My wife asked me if I would run to the grocery store last weekend. Given my general lack of focus, I wanted to make sure I got everything we needed. A...

Trump's Goon Squads

Mark Siegel | Posted 09.03.2016 | Politics
Mark Siegel

If you look at Donald Trump's website you'll find an application form for election monitors "to help stop crooked Hillary from rigging this election." It is Trump's purpose to undermine the fair electoral process as a face-saving alibi for his impending electoral defeat.

Common Sense Policies And Why Every Vote Counts

Stephen L. Hightower | Posted 09.27.2016 | Black Voices
Stephen L. Hightower

Opportunity and hope for the Great American Dream is a façade, often absent in the African American experience, an ongoing fight to placate the burni...

I Endorse Jane Kim for State Senate

Juanita MORE! | Posted 08.31.2016 | Politics
Juanita MORE!

Jane was also the first Supervisor to stand with the black and brown lives movements in San Francisco, while Scott's loyalties laid with Mayor Ed Lee and the rest of his pocketed establishment. The SFPD needs greater transparency and placing more police in our neighborhoods is not the answer.

Climate Change This Week: Another Dangerous Pipeline, Solar Community Power Grows, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this south American treehopper...

Trumpism Could Be More Dangerous Than Trump

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A Clinton Administration, to defeat Trumpism, will have to deliver massive help in the form of good jobs, better prospects for younger Americans, a drastically different trade agenda, a leashing of the one percent and somehow combine that with cultural respect.

How To Vote If You're In The Military Or Living Abroad

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics

Every election, millions of U.S. citizens forgo their right to vote simply because they’re living abroad or are an active-duty military member. It r...

Climate Change This Week: Heating Up, Melting Away, Upping Wind Power, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.24.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this Jeweled Flower Mantis found ...

Voter ID Laws: Why Black Democrats' Fight For The Ballot In Mississippi Still Matters

The Conversation US | Posted 08.24.2016 | Black Voices
The Conversation US

This fall, we are faced with the question of who will become president. And equally important - who can vote?

The Secret Diary of a Trump Poll Watcher

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.23.2016 | Politics
Peter Mandel

"You've got to get every one of your friends. You've got to get every one of your family. You've got to get everybody to go out and watch. And go out ...

For Those Who Have Considered Not Voting When Hillary Clinton Is Not Enough

Trimiko Melancon | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics
Trimiko Melancon

Not voting is, essentially, casting a vote for Donald Trump. Voting third party is, again, like casting a vote for Donald Trump. We could only fathom what a Trump presidency would mean given he is unfiltered, unhinged, inexperienced to the point it is criminal.

Voting Justice is Environmental Justice

Courtney Hight | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Courtney Hight

This past Saturday was the 51st anniversary of signing of the historic Voting Rights Act (VRA). It was signed into law in 1965, by President Lyndon Jo...

Using The Law Of Attraction During Election Time

Linda Lauren | Posted 08.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

As the voting time heats up toward November, remember that you have the power to allow the information you want to have access to you. You don't have to be an emotional punching bag for the news or strangers who disagree, especially when much of it may not even be factual. Use the Law of Attraction to your advantage.