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Fair Elections

Using, protecting, and rocking the vote.

12 Ways You Can Safeguard Your Vote 12 Ways You Can Safeguard Your Vote
by Fran Korten, Doug Pibel, Paul Mozur
Election Day is right around the corner. Here are a dozen tips to make sure your vote is counted.
Rapper 2 Chainz: Ex-Felons Can Get Their Voting Rights Back Rapper 2 Chainz: Ex-Felons Can Get Their Voting Rights Back
One the biggest voting myths is that those with felonies on their record have lost the right to vote forever. Here’s how you can get re-enfranchised.
At Third Party Debate, a Focus on Issues Left Out of Mainstream At Third Party Debate, a Focus on Issues Left Out of Mainstream
by James Trimarco
Larry King moderated the lively discussion between four alternative-party candidates, which focused on issues that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have avoided.
Why “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan Is Running for Congress Why “No Impact Man” Colin Beavan Is Running for Congress
by Madeline Ostrander
In this interview, Colin Beavan speaks with YES! Senior Editor Madeline Ostrander about the goals, strategies, and platform behind his run for Congress in New York.
Lawmakers Get Graded on Equality Record Lawmakers Get Graded on Equality Record
by Chuck Collins
How do your representatives stack up when it comes to voting on policy that helps—or hinders—economic equality? Before you go to the polls, check out the Congressional Report Card for the 99%
3 Ways to Make Your Vote Count in a Money-Soaked Election 3 Ways to Make Your Vote Count in a Money-Soaked Election
by Fran Korten
Your favored candidates may be outspent, but if they out-organize, they may be able to prevail.
Obama Slams Citizens United Obama Slams Citizens United
by John Bonifaz
Who’s the latest supporter for a constitutional amendment to overturn the controversial Supreme Court decision? Just the President of the United States. No big deal.
Washington's Wall Street Sugar Daddies Washington's Wall Street Sugar Daddies
by Hillary Lehr
Who’s lining the pocket of your representatives? Here’s a tool you can use to find out.
States Close in on Citizens United: California, Montana, and Beyond States Close in on Citizens United: California, Montana, and Beyond
by John Bonifaz
Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court justices behind the notorious decision struck down a century-old Montana law curbing corruption in politics. Last week, California became the largest state yet to officially join the movement to end Citizens United for good.
What Would Real Voting Reform Look Like? What Would Real Voting Reform Look Like?
by Elisabeth Genn
We have to do more than block bad laws. We need real voting reform to expand the franchise for the 21st century.
What to Make of the ALEC Exodus What to Make of the ALEC Exodus
by Brooke Jarvis
What the corporate departures mean—and don’t.
4 Ways to Flex Our Electoral Muscles 4 Ways to Flex Our Electoral Muscles
by Brooke Jarvis
What we can do right now to strengthen our democracy.
How Much Is That Politician in the Window? How Much Is That Politician in the Window?
Sarah van Gelder on a record season of corporate-funded political advertising and what it means for the 99 percent.
How to Ask Candidates Questions that Make a Difference How to Ask Candidates Questions that Make a Difference
by Fran Korten
Tips for spreading your ideas without getting the runaround.
By the Numbers: The Myth of the Overtaxed Corporation By the Numbers: The Myth of the Overtaxed Corporation
by Doug Pibel
For corporations, paying for tax breaks is still the best investment around.
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