Voting Rights

Good News from Pennsylvania

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Pennsylvania does not have early voting and the turnout is expected to be heavy, so this good news from the Centre Daily Times is very welcome:
Pennsylvania election officials will make paper ballots available to voters if half the machines at a polling place break down, they said, declining to appeal a federal judge’s emergency order […]

The Pledge

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Join Reverend Jesse Jackson, Tom Hayden, Barbara Ehrenreich, Manning Marable, Norman Solomon, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Van Jones, Holly Near, Emily Levy, Jim Hightower, Mark Crispin Miller, Uncounted filmmaker David Earnhardt, and nearly 80 other leading voting rights advocates and sign the “No More Stolen Elections” Pledge. The No More Stolen Elections Pledge is designed to […]

UPDATED: Stop, Drop & Poll - What You Can Do if You Have Problems Voting

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Greetings to you, lovers of participatory democracy!

The Vote You Save May Be Your Own, Part 1

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The latest resources to help keep your vote safe this November:
“Can Obama Win and Lose Ohio at the Same Time?,” By John Michael Spinelli:
Ohio attorneys pushing to convince a federal judge to lift the stay on a case alleging Republicans and Bush loyalists cyber-rigged the vote in certain Ohio counties in 2004, filed affidavits on […]

How Long Will Americans Have to Stand in Line to Vote This November?

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

This week, in a moving tribute to Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones - who did more than just listen to her Ohio constituents when they told her of their systematic disenfranchisement during the 2004 election - Congressman John Conyers brought the issue of election integrity to the Democratic National Convention saying, “Never again would we see […]

An Open Letter to Rep. David Davis, Candidate Tim Barnes, Nashville Public Radio, and the National Media

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Dear Rep. Davis, Candidate Barnes, Nashville Public Radio, and, what the heck, the National Media,
First, I’d like to thank you all for your interest in the democratic process. As you know, it’s so important that as voters and American citizens we can count on our news media and elected officials to ensure that in every […]

Who Here Thinks We Have a Constitutional Right to Vote? Anyone?…Anyone?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

For some reason our wild and crazy wig-wearing Founding Fathers didn’t see the need to build the right to vote into the Constitution. Instead, they decided to leave it up to the individual States to determine who, where, when and how we vote. Oh sure, some voting rights have been amended into the Constitution in […]