Using, protecting, and rocking the vote.
A Powerful Tool to Get Low-Income Voters to the Ballot Box
by Lisa Danetz, Scott Novakowskiposted Sep 20, 2010
- Low-income citizens are often left out of the political process. But by enforcing an already existing law that links voter registration to public assistance programs, we can add millions of voices to democratic decision-making.
Corporations Ain’t People: A Musical Protest
posted Sep 14, 2010
- Video: GLEE-inspired activism for a democracy run by human beings, not corporations.
The Road to Women’s Suffrage
posted Sep 07, 2010
- Photo Essay: Remembering the long fight for a woman’s right to vote.
In Massachusetts, A Victory for Fair Elections
by Rob Richieposted Aug 05, 2010
- The Bay State is the latest to sign on to a simple strategy to make sure that every vote counts.
Chicago’s $1.3 Million Experiment in Democracy
by Josh Lerner, Megan Wade Antieauposted Apr 20, 2010
- For the first time in the U.S., the city's 49th Ward lets taxpayers directly decide how public money is spent.
Citizens United: People Strike Back
by Riki Ott, David Cobbposted Apr 16, 2010
- How states and people are mobilizing to defend democracy.
Goodbye, Granny D
by Rob Richieposted Mar 22, 2010
- Remembering the inspiring life of Doris Haddock, a great-grandmother from New Hampshire who decided, at age 88, to take a stand (and a very long walk) to protect democracy.
by Alan Durningposted Mar 18, 2010
- How reforming the filibuster could pave the way to climate legislation, education funding, and more.
The Oscar for Best Voting System Goes To...
by Rob Richieposted Mar 05, 2010
- There's a new method for choosing Best Picture this year: instant runoff voting, a system that would also make political elections more fair.
Appeals Court Rules Inmates Entitled to Voting Rights
by Jeff Raderstrongposted Feb 26, 2010
- A federal appeals court in January ruled that felons incarcerated in Washington State have been illegally barred from voting.
10 Ways to Stop Corporate Dominance of Politics
by Fran Kortenposted Jan 25, 2010
- The recent Supreme Court decision to allow unlimited corporate spending in politics just may be the straw that breaks the plutocracy’s back.
by Thomas Linzey, Mari Margilposted Jan 21, 2010
- Pro-democracy groups are mobilizing against a Supreme Court decision that will allow corporations to funnel money directly to candidates for federal office.
Are Corporations People?
posted Jan 21, 2010
- Video: The Supreme Court has granted private for-profit corporations the right to contribute unlimited funds to political campaigns. What can citizens do to protect democracy?
World’s Citizens to Politicians: Get Serious on Global Warming Now!
by Richard Scloveposted Oct 29, 2009
- A new worldwide poll on climate change reflects a global consensus for urgent action—and sets a precedent for deliberative democracy at the international level.
Signs of Life :: Legal Settlements Protect Voters
by Susie Shuttsposted Aug 28, 2009
- Organizations in Ohio, Missouri, and elsewhere are correcting problems that prevented thousands of people from voting in recent elections.