Category Archives: Election/Voting Issues

PA Clergy Unite: Faith, Values + the 2016 Election Press Conference

The 2016 election is an opportunity for a national examination of conscience. Politics as usual is insufficient for the urgent task of addressing key moral issues of our time: growing economic inequality; climate change; a broken immigration system that tears … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Team of Senators and Representatives Launches Major Redistricting Reform Effort

From Fair Districts PA (http://www.fairdistrictspa.com): Fair Districts PA Citizens Coalition Endorses The Initiative A large bipartisan group of Pennsylvania state House and Senate members launched a major effort today to change Pennsylvania’s system for redistricting.  The process currently utilized by … Continue reading

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#DoYourJob Effort Rallies Citizens to Push the Senate to Act on Supreme Court Nominee

President Obama has nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. By all accounts, Judge Garland is highly qualified and his qualifications to serve on the Supreme Court are above reproach. But Republican leadership, and Republican … Continue reading

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Faith Voter Reflection Guide Available

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): The 2016 election will be critical in determining how our country responds to the climate crisis and if we follow through on the commitments we made to the rest of the world in Paris. … Continue reading

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Faith and the 2016 Campaign

By Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life The conventional wisdom in American politics has long been that someone who is not religious cannot be elected president. Most Americans have consistently said that it is important to them that … Continue reading

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Upholding Power of the People, Court Says Voters Can Weigh In on Citizens United

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/01/05/upholding-power-people-court-says-voters-can-weigh-citizens-united Published on Tuesday, January 05, 2016 by Common Dreams ‘Are we a democracy of, by, and for the people, or are we to be ruled by an elite, moneyed class?’ By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer The California … Continue reading

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Keep our Elections Free from Hateful Rhetoric

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): A Statement Adopted by the NCC Governing Board, November 18, 2015 “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” (Proverbs 16:24 NRSV) The National Council of … Continue reading

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Outdated Voting Machine Technology Poses Security and Election Risks

A new report highlights the looming crisis state and local governments face with aging voting machine technology ahead of the 2016 election. Votes being registered for the wrong candidate. Voting machines running out of memory. Election officials searching eBay for … Continue reading

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