Tag: voting

Don’t Blame Congress for the Government Shutdown: An Open Letter to America

Guest contributor Alex Rinear argues that the government shutdown is ultimately the fault of the American people — particularly those who decline to vote. He calls on Americans to show up, be heard, and change Congress in 2014.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Anti-Discrimination Law

Does the election of a black president and high turnout among minority voters mean that discrimination at the polls is a thing of the past? The Supreme Court seems to think so.

Cutting-Edge Democracy

Will technology put the future of democracy in your hands? Find out in our first installment of Cutting-Edge Democracy, a new series on the technologies and innovations that are rocking the world of democratic participation.

The Governor That Made Voting Harder Just Relented, Sort Of

This governor’s laws made voting so hard, he had to change them. Is the new law a real fix, or just good PR?

Posted in Election and Voter Registration Reform

Dueling lawsuits: Florida vs. the Department of Justice

Is it Florida vs. the DOJ or the DOJ vs. Florida? In this case, it’s both. When it comes to purging voters from the rolls, it looks like the state and the Department of Justice have enthusiastically agreed to disagree.

Voter ID Laws: “Call it like it is …”

“Voter ID laws are nothing but nuanced Jim Crow … we should CALL IT LIKE IT IS” – Rev Dr William Barber II

What do photo-ID laws have to do with the Wisconsin protests?

A proposed bill requiring photo-IDs for Wisconsin voters threatens voter turnout among students and economically disadvantaged people.

HeadCount Personal Liberty Issue Update: Lawyers, Guns and Money

What happens when you take a landmark Supreme Court case concerning Chicago’s ban on handgun ownership, then throw the 2nd Amendment and its meaning into the mix? This Personal Liberties Issue blast will cover that as well as new gay marriage laws, drug war violence and marijuana taxation and legalization. But first, we’d like to…

Posted in Personal Liberty, Issue Updates