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National Voter Registration Day

Leading Change or Waiting For It?

Laphonza Butler | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Laphonza Butler

It's time to stop the spin and make one thing perfectly clear: Pundits and politicos make speeches. Working people make change. The power of our vote will be felt at the polls in November.

Here Are All the Ways You Can Celebrate National Voter Registration Day!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

We come from all walks of life, and we vote for lots of different reasons. But today, all Americans deserve the chance to stand up for what matters most to them. And the best way to do that is to register and vote.

10 Ways the League of Women Voters Is Making Democracy Work in 2013

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

In 1920, suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters to democratize the vote. Since then, League members across the country have worked tirelessly to strengthen our democracy and ensure equality for all.

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day!

Madison Bondi | Posted 11.24.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

By: Brendan Bond and Madison Bondi Happy Voter Registration Day! Get registered to vote in Illinois for 2014! We've got downloadable forms and info ...

National Voter Registration Day: One Day That Sends a Lasting Message

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

While we may breathe a sigh of relief not to be bombarded with campaign messages, there is one message that should be emphasized no matter what office is on the ballot: registering to vote.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Bruce Rauner

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.24.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

What kind of watch does a man as wealthy as Bruce Rauner wear? It's among our Fun Facts for the Chicago venture capitalist-turned-gubernatorial candidate.

Sarah Silverman Has Message For Young Voters

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

OurTime.org, a nonprofit that encourages young people to register to vote, has teamed up with actress Sarah Silverman to celebrate National Voter Regi...

'We the People': Celebrating Constitution Day and Registering New Voters

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

In framing the U.S. Constitution, the Founding Fathers underscored the importance of America's voting system, which they believed to be critical to a strong democracy. Today, we still have work to do to make the most out of our nation's voting system.

Congress: The New Class

Mac Grambauer | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Mac Grambauer

Historic, prediction-defying, shocking. These are some of the words used in the past week and a half to describe the outcomes of the November 6th election. Inspiring. That's the word I keep coming back to.

On the Road to the Election 2012

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

This fall, as the candidates are crisscrossing the country, I, too, am on the road. My mission is different: My focus is on powering voters for Election Day, ensuring that every eligible voter is prepared and able to vote.

Register in September, Make it Count in November

Maria Teresa Kumar | Posted 11.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Maria Teresa Kumar

I hope you will join citizens all across the nation - people of every party and political persuasion - as we put our differences aside and come together to celebrate the rights that unite us as Americans.

Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Ready To Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Gregory Cendana | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Gregory Cendana

Let's be proactive and organize our families, friends and communities to register to vote on September 25th. If we are going to make every vote count, it is crucial for communities to participate in National Voter Registration Day and turn out on November 6th.

Does the 47 Percent Vote? A Note on Perfect Voter Turnout

Steve Fenberg | Posted 11.25.2012 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

Today, September 25, thousands of people across the country and hundreds here in Colorado are celebrating National Voter Registration Day.

National Voter Registration Day: Know Your Status

Jamison Doran | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Jamison Doran

Let's show our candidates that regardless of our tax bracket our voices can be heard. We have a duty for ourselves and for the generations that follow to elect people with the common man's interests at heart.

WATCH: The Onion's Guide To Obama

Posted 09.25.2012 | Comedy

Happy National Voter Registration Day, everyone! If you're part of the 7% of voters who have absolutely no clue which candidate would make a better pr...

Musicians Lend Their Creativity to Register Voters

Erin Potts | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Erin Potts

In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Dave Matthews Band is releasing an updated edition of the video for their new single "Mercy" with a special message from Dave about voting. Dave Matthews is not alone in encouraging fans to register to vote.

Colorful Proof That Young People Give a Sh*t

Kayje Booker | Posted 11.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Kayje Booker

While I've heard the rumors that young people are going to sit this election out, that they are disaffected and unenthusiastic, after personally registering a couple thousand of them to vote in the last six months, I feel confident in saying that those rumors are false.

Dan Froomkin

National Voter Registration Day: The Time To Register Is Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Haven't registered to vote? Do it now. Haven't gotten around to updating your voter registration? Do it now. Aren't absolutely s...

WATCH: Renee Zellweger Urges You To Vote

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

Renee Zellweger is urging people to vote in a new video for OurTime.org. "There's no reason why you should have to sit on the sidelines," Zellweger...

Community Superheroes: Donning Our Capes for National Voter Registration Day

Mac Grambauer | Posted 11.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Mac Grambauer

Today, September 25th, volunteers and organizations from all across the country will come together in a coordinated effort to make sure that every person eligible to vote is registered.

Hurdles to Voter Registration Limit Democracy

Camille Crittenden | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Camille Crittenden

The U.S. has one of the lowest rates of voter registration among modern democracies. In honor of National Voter Registration Day, encourage eligible voters in your social network to register.

The Most Terrifying Book a Democrat Could Read

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.24.2012 | Books
Don C. Reed

President Obama could win the election in terms of people showing up to vote for him -- but still lose the election -- if enough citizens are denied their right to vote.

Volunteers Reach Out to Unregistered Voters on National Registration Day

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Tomorrow is the day -- it's National Voter Registration Day, a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters on one single day!

Usher Stars In Voter Registration Campaign

Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

Usher is lending his star power to a new push to encourage voter registration. In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Our Time has launched a...