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Election Day With (Fictional) Rep. Angie Antonelli

Cindy Rizzo | Posted 11.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Cindy Rizzo

The Senate is in danger of turning over to the Republicans, which means we'd have Republicans in charge of the entire Congress and only President Obama's veto pen to defend equality and economic justice for working families.

Campaign Time

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 11.03.2014 | Education
Dr. Dustin Swanger

We need to have open discussions on campus, not about each and every issue (there isn't time), but about the need to think critically regarding voting. Teaching students to look at the issues and the candidates is important, it is also difficult.

Passing the Midterm (Election, That Is)

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

As a Political Communications major and a political junkie, I've adjusted my expectations for debates. Debates do not help you decide who to vote for -- they reaffirm your belief in the candidate you've already chosen.

Election '14

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Based on his polls, Mitt Romney was so confident that he would be America's president today that he neglected to have a concession speech written. Vot...

California Proposition 47

Sonya Shah | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime
Sonya Shah

It's not easy to share my story. For nearly my entire life, I've had trouble admitting to myself, let alone family and friends, the sexual assaults that affected me so deeply. But I must speak out now, as California voters go to the polls to decide the fate of Proposition 47.

2014: Millions More Millennials

Jill Hanauer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Jill Hanauer

Over the past week, there has been a lot of coverage repeating the familiar narrative that young people don't vote in mid-term elections. However, voter registration numbers tell a different story.

5 Things You Should Know About the California Election

Jessica Levinson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Didn't think you were ever going to see the words "exciting" and "Secretary of State" or "State Controller" in the same sentence? Well, then you haven't really lived.

Women: Republicans Just Aren't That Into Us

Brenda Peterson | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Brenda Peterson

As pundits proclaim that Republicans are poised to possess both houses of Congress this mid-term election I'm both mystified and alarmed. Why would women -- who were the determining factor in the 2012 presidential elections -- give so much power to a party that has such a miserly relationship with us?

When Women Vote, Women Win

Linda Meric | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

As we turn the page on October, National Work and Family Month, millions of women across the country will be casting ballots, using their hard-earned constitutional right to be heard on the very issues the month highlighted: paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, affordable child care, equal pay and more.

If You're Dissatisfied With the Country's Direction? Vote

Atiba Madyun | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

A year ago, Americans were chomping at the bit for an opportunity to vote against those responsible for the government shutdown that cost the government and businesses an estimated 24 billion in lost economic output.

How You Can Help Save the Senate

Erik Ose | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

Now, on the eve of Election Day, it's tempting to throw up your hands, sit back and wait for the returns to come in.

3 Reasons Why Voting Matters For Women

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Carlynne McDonnell

Voting on Tuesday, November 4 matters so very much for women. Your participation is vital. Consider these three reasons to vote and just do it!

Why I'm Ignoring Kimberly Guilfoyle (And You Should Too)

Jaime Zucker | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Jaime Zucker

While she does not say at what age the experience switch shifts on, we can guess from her next quip that it must be around the time young women stop receiving messages on Tinder.

(VIDEO) Programmatic Video is Targeting Voters in Key State Races

Andy Plesser | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Andy Plesser

With local television advertising inventory maxed out in the current election cycle, hundreds of campaigns around the country are using programmatic v...

Every Vote Counts -- And Why Yours Doesn't

Madeline Hill | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 11.02.2014 | 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 11.02.2014 | 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 11.02.2014 | 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.