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California Senator Mounts Fight To Counter Voter Photo ID Laws

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – California Senator Barbara Boxer plans to introduce a bill in Congress that would ensure voters in states which require them to show a photo ID at the polls have easy access to acceptable forms of identification. 228 more words

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Pew Trust's Voting Information Tool

If you don’t know where or how to vote next Tuesday, check out the Pew Charitable Trust’s Voting Information Project webpage. Partnering with Google and others, The Pew Trust has developed informational apps for Android and iOS, an SMS (text message) service, and other tools to help voters know where to go to cast their votes.

Social Justice

Math on Alleged "Voter Fraud" in Texas

We’ve been debating the discriminatory and shameful voter ID laws on my Facebook page for several days now. A lot of the debate centers around the question of just how wide spread the alleged scourge of rampant “voter fraud” is. 671 more words

Thoughts From Purple Land

Jim Crow returns Millions of minority voters threatened by electoral purge - By Greg Palast for Al Jazeera America

Election officials in 27 states, most of them Republicans, have launched a program that threatens a massive purge of voters from the rolls. Millions, especially black, Hispanic and Asian-American voters, are at risk. 380 more words

Voting

What Do We Want from the President?

Should Republicans take control of the United States Senate there will be many political pundits faulting Democrats for their inability to get black voters to go the polls.   41 more words

Social Work

Ballot Initiatives

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson was the first President to propose and use ballot initiatives while WE the people are voting for our elected officials? 605 more words

Gun Violence

Court Refuses To Intervene In Case of 40,000 Missing Voters In Georgia

ATLANTA, GEORGIA—On Tuesday, Judge Christopher Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court denied a petition from civil rights advocates to force Georgia’s Secretary of State to process an estimated 40,000 voter registrations that have gone missing from the public database.

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