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Midterms 2022: 4 experts on the effects of voter intimidation laws, widespread mail-invoting – and what makes a winner

Four scholars give us their initial observations on the voting, in an election whose outcome may be be determined by voters’ concerns about the economy and democracy – and whose full results will take days or weeks to know.

November 10, 2022 · 2 Comments

Lourdes Medrano: Getting Voters the Truth in a Whirlwind of Lies

In Arizona, voter groups reach out to Latino citizens to combat misinformation spread by election-denier candidates.

October 18, 2022 · 1 Comment

Robert Reich: The Most Dangerous Looming Supreme Court Decision You Never Heard Of

As this Supreme Court shows, the future of our democracy is not guaranteed.

August 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Michael Waldman: The GOP’s Next Coordinated Attempt to Steal an Election Won’t Be So Amateurish

Proponents of the Big Lie are removing obstacles to stealing elections in states around the country.

November 17, 2021 · 4 Comments

David D. Daniels III: Black Church has been getting ‘souls to the polls’ for more than 60 years

To King and other civil rights leaders, the Black Church was a key institution within the pro-democracy movement.

November 1, 2020 · 2 Comments

Mike Schneider: Father Ted & Voting Rights

Republicans have closed polling places, reduced early voting, purged voter rolls, and added ID requirements. Nearly all these changes are in predominantly African-American districts.

June 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Daniel R. Cobb: The Republican Party is a Criminal Enterprise

The Republican Party and allied organizations are guilty of engaging in a lengthy and widespread conspiracy to deny the right to vote to millions of American citizens – low income, … Continue reading

October 29, 2018 · 3 Comments

Jocelyn Frye and Michele L. Jawando: Leveraging the Power of Black Women

On the eve of the 2016 presidential election, pundits and political watchers opined on whether the Obama coalition—the multiracial, multiethnic, cross-class coalition made up of African Americans, Latinos, women, young people, … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Voter Suppression

Vote. But don’t stop there. Engage, and start the conversation of democracy where you live — in your apartment complex, on your block, in your neighborhood. There is always at … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

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