Category Archives: Election/Voting Issues

Meet the PA Governor Candidates—March 26, Philadelphia

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org): What is the thinking of Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates around clean energy including solar, wind and energy efficiency? Come hear and learn at this special event and reception in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 26. Secure your spot now … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Court Rules Pennsylvania Photo ID Law Unconstitutional

From the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (http://www.pilcop.org/): Today is an historic day for Pennsylvania voters. Today (January 17) the Commonwealth Court ruled that Pennsylvania’s voter identification law is unconstitutional (http://www.pilcop.org/judge-rules-voter-id-law-unconstitutional/). Pennsylvania citizens will not need to show photo … Continue reading

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Democracy Loses Out as Big Money Overwhelms Grassroots Campaigns

In Washington and Maine, a flood of corporate cash swings popular opinion on key ballot issues Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, Jon Queally, staff writer Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/11/06-4 In two referendum battles that took place on opposite sides of … Continue reading

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Find Your Polling Place on November 5—and VOTE!

Currently, 44 states have voter registration lookup tools and 48 have polling place finders. Fortunately, Pennsylvania is one of them! Regardless of where you live, you can visit the 50 state map at http://www.nonprofitvote.org/voting-in-your-state.html to: Find Your Poll Check Your … Continue reading

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New Report on Turnout Gaps in 2012 Election

From Nonprofit Vote (http://www.nonprofitvote.org/): We’re pleased to announce that our new voter turnout report, Voter Participation Gaps in the 2012 Presidential Election (http://www.nonprofitvote.org/doc_download/527-america-goes-to-the-polls-2012-voter-participation-gaps-in-the-2012-presidential-election), is now available. It is the latest in our America Goes to the Polls series (http://www.nonprofitvote.org/voter-turnout.html) and … Continue reading

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National Voter Registration Day is September 24th; Learn More—August 1, Webinar

From Nonprofit Vote (http://www.nonprofitvote.org/): Thursday, August 1st at 2:00pm Eastern On September 24, 2013, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for the second annual National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated … Continue reading

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How the Supreme Court Decision on the Voting Rights Act Affects Pennsylvania

From the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (http://www.pilcop.org/): The United States Supreme Court held today in Shelby County v. Holder, a 5-4 ruling, that affects Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  The Court holds the law unconstitutional and that … Continue reading

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Support the Right to Vote Amendment

From the Every Child Matters Education Fund (http://www.everychildmatters.org/): Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act. Passed in 1965, the law outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement … Continue reading

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