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Justice Department Asks Judge To Block State's Sweeping Voter Law

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 10 (Reuters) - North Carolina's overhauled election law should be halted before the midte...

Opponents Ask Judge To Halt Sweeping Voter Law In North Carolina

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 7 (Reuters) - A federal judge will be asked on Monday to block key provisions of North Ca...

Congress, It's Time to End Voting Discrimination

Carmen Berkley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Carmen Berkley

One year ago, a majority of Supreme Court justices weakened the federal government's ability to prevent voter discrimination. In a sweeping decision, they decimated the Voting Rights Act.

Another Cantor Lesson

Rep. Stacey Abrams | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Rep. Stacey Abrams

In states like Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and elsewhere across the South, changing demographics should alert us all to the need to stare more closely at how these lines are drawn -- and what a narrow sliver of voters can do to alter history.

Red, Blue States Find Some Common Ground

Pew's Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

The National Voter Registration Act Turns 21!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Our democracy is at its strongest when it includes as many voices as possible. This week, we're celebrating the NVRA for 21 years -- and counting -- of protecting and enhancing the nation's voter registration process, including ensuring a free, fair and accessible electoral system for all eligible voters.

How President Obama Can Improve Our Elections

Jonathan Brater | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Brater

The president may never run for office again, but he still can leave a positive legacy for future elections. Now is the time to put words into action.

Online Voter Registration in Minnesota: What a Difference a Day Makes

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

That's right -- online voter registration is so convenient and cost-effective that it took a whole day for Minnesota lawmakers and the governor to decide that voters shouldn't be deprived of it for even a second. And so it continued uninterrupted. What lessons can we learn from Minnesota's experience?

West Virginia Secretary Of State Accuses Koch-Backed Group Of 'Misleading' Voters

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant attacked Americans for Prosperity, a conservative nonprofit backed by billionaires Charles and David ...

Golden Opportunity From the Golden State

Hans Johnson | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 05.21.2014 | 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...