Category Archives: Election/Voting Issues

Join Virtual Faith Summit to Kick Off Let My People Vote—September 4, National

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): With pain and unrest in Ferguson, gridlock on immigration reform, and historic inequality of wealth in America, it has never been clearer that in our democracy some voices are being heard and others are … Continue reading

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Tax Policy and the Race for the Governor’s Mansion: Pennsylvania Edition

Posted at http://www.taxjusticeblog.org/archive/2014/08/tax_policy_and_the_race_for_th_8.php#.U_zc5_ldVqU August 21, 2014 11:59 AM By Sebastian Johnson, State Policy Fellow at ITEP Voters in 36 states will be choosing governors this November. Over the next several months, the Tax Justice Blog will be highlighting 2014 gubernatorial races … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Restore the Voting Rights Act

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Sign our petition at http://www.civilrights.org/action_center/petition-comments/vraa-petition.html and tell Congress the time is now to protect voters. Restore the VRA today. Over a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting … Continue reading

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Help Needed to Mobilize Immigrant Vote

From the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (http://www.paimmigrant.org): PICC coordinates targeted, non-partisan, voter registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) programs to close the voting gap among immigrant voters. We have already registered more than 25,000 immigrants to vote!  Through the work of … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Voter Registration Day: Planning Call—August 7, National

Thursday,August 7th at 2:00pm Eastern On September 23, 2014, volunteers and organizations from all over the country will celebrate the third annual National Voter Registration Day. In its first two years, over 1,000 organizations and 10,000 volunteers registered more than … Continue reading

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Minor Parties Win Right to Challenge PA Election Code

July 9, 2014 11:59 PM By Lexi Belculfine / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A decade after Ralph Nader‘?s failed attempt to get on the presidential ballot in Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit in Philadelphia ruled Wednesday that … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance Amendment Advances to U.S. Senate Floor

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/07/10-2 28th Amendment would effectively overturn Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions – Deirdre Fulton, staff writer In a victory for campaign finance reform, the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning (July 10) voted to advance Tom Udall’s (D-New Mexico) proposed … Continue reading

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Is America Still a Democracy?

Posted at https://www.nationalpriorities.org/blog/2014/07/09/united-states-america-going-once-twice-sold/ By Ben West-Weyner A recent study by two professors from Princeton and Northwestern University argues a majority of the American public “have little influence over the policies our government adopts.” The report concludes that while American citizens enjoy access … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): July 2 marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. Urge members of Congress to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act right away in the House … Continue reading

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Voting & Health: 5 Reasons It’s Good For You

From Nonprofit Vote (http://www.nonprofitvote.org/): Strengthens Social Ties. Voting helps to strengthen our social ties, and feeling part of a close-knit society is in turn linked with greater quality of life and longevity. It’s Linked with Reports of Greater Health. People … Continue reading

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