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Golden Opportunity From the Golden State

Hans Johnson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Hans Johnson

It took cajoling for California to take a healthy step forward to help more people register to vote. It will take a chorus of community voices, now and in the weeks to come, to maximize the grassroots response and maintain the momentum.

Don't Let the Veteran Voting Support Act Die Again

Jon Sherman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Surely the will can be found to ensure our wounded warriors have access to accurate information on voting and are given every measure of assistance to register and cast a ballot that will count.

Dem Candidate Calls For Federal Investigation Into Ohio Voting Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald (D-Ohio), who is running to unseat Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), continued his battle against voting restrictions...

Most States Improve Election Performance: Report

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new report by a nonpartisan public policy group says Americans spent an average of three minutes less standing in line to vo...

Competing for the Latino Vote in Texas

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.21.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Democrats must make deeper investments in mobilizing Hispanic voters in Texas and give them something to vote for, not just against.

Key Dates for Voters Before the March Primary

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Are you registered to vote? Do you know when early voting starts? Absentee voting? We've compiled the important dates for the March 18 primary in today's chart.

Voting Matters

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

If the nation does not turn the corner and return economic promise to most of its citizens, the divide between the haves and have not, will grow and bring with it the type of unrest that comes with dissatisfaction.

More About a New Freedom Summer

Robert Kuttner | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

It is possible to have principled arguments with political conservatives on a wide array of public issues, ranging from late-term abortions to privatizing Social Security. But there is no principled debate about suppressing the right to vote. The creative use of obstacles to voting is sheer political opportunism. There are a few conservatives who will say that voting is a privilege, not a right. But they are living in the wrong country or the wrong century. In our democracy, that issue was settled a long time ago. Voting is a right.

The Right to Vote? Meet the GOP Confidence Game

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Facts? They'll go with feelings... ...

This #GivingTuesday, Help Strengthen Our Country and Democracy

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

In celebration of #GivingTuesday, we've been sharing a look at just some of what the League has done to increase political participation and strengthen our democracy -- and our country -- in 2013.

This 12-Year-Old Just Cleared Up Something 'Confusing' For A U.S. Senator

Upworthy | Kit Sudol | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

My home state of North Carolina has been pulling some real shady crap when it comes to voter rights. ...

A Fragile Hope?

Richard Brand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Brand

After the 2012 national election and the experts began to parse the voting, there were signs of hope for me. As I remember it, the vast majority of bl...

Demos Chief: Why Progressives Should Take Heart

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Sigman

At a small gathering in Los Angeles last week, Miles Rapoport, president of the 13-year-old progressive think tank Demos, declared that although the U...

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.

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...

Top 10: Illinois Remains in National Unemployment Cellar

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.23.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

New unemployment figures last week showed Illinois' jobless rate unchanged in August. That also means our second-worst national ranking is unchanged.

'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.

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Deny Vote On Expanding Voter Registration

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Kansas' fight over showing proof of citizenship in order to register to vote spilled into the state Legislature Tuesday, with Republican leaders denyi...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorites Sue To Enforce Proof Of Citizenship Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

The Kansas secretary of state announced Wednesday that he and his Arizona counterpart are suing the federal government in an effort to ensure that any...

The Southern Progress Fund

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Ronnie Musgrove

Every day we see voters in South that are hungry for more options. The extreme far-right fringe of the Republican Party has a stranglehold on the South. This ideological dominance is holding back much-needed progress.

Peaking Behind Kobach's Curtain: Proof That the 'SAFE Act' Disenfranchises Kansans

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

Kansas' proof of citizenship law is offering a real world look at the impact these recently enacted laws can have on American citizens' ability to participate in the electoral process.

Scalia's 'Voter Access' Case

Spencer Overton | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Spencer Overton

Before assuming that Justice Scalia is a recent convert to voting rights protections, recognize that language in today's opinion could eventually undermine voting rights. The details of the opinion could empower state and local partisans who manipulate voting rules.

Wendy Davis for Texas

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The future of Texas will not be found in voices who prefer a Texas in which Hispanics are second-class citizens when they seek to vote and women are second class citizens when they seek to live their lives as they choose and seek a good job and a fair wage.

Dear Dems: Stay Home, Dammit!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If Republicans write the rules... ...