People Power

World’s Citizens to Politicians: Get Serious on Global Warming Now!
by Richard Sclove
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 Shutts
Organizations in Ohio, Missouri, and elsewhere are correcting problems that prevented thousands of people from voting in recent elections.
Instant Runoff Elections are a Vote for Civility
by Rob Richie
Burlington’s success with instant runoff voting (IRV) is a model of a clean, open debate. Is it time to take it to the national level?
Signs of Life :: Germany Mandates Paper-Trail Voting
by Lilja Otto
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the voting machines used in the country’s 2005 general election are unconstitutional.
John Legend on the Elections
by John Legend
Musician John Legend encourages youth to make value-based decisions before casting their presidential vote.
Signs of Life :: Elections
by Noah Grant
States Back the Popular Vote
Signs of Life :: Voting
by Edward Hailes
Activists lead successful legal campaigns to stop laws in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland that discourage voting and voter registration
Vote Hope 2008 :6: Rep. Barbara Lee
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? Barbara Lee talks about the need to get more progressive members of Congress, and her OneVoicePAC.
Vote Hope 2008 :5: Chris Hedges
by Sarah van Gelder, Chris Hedges
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? Chris Hedges talks about mass media and the need to address the personal and economic despair.
Vote Hope 2008 :4: Bill McKibben
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? To find out, we spoke to some grassroots organizers, national leaders, and elected officials who are working for change.
Vote Hope 2008 :3: Mark Ritchie
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? To find out, we spoke to some grassroots organizers, national leaders, and elected officials who are working for change.
Vote Hope 2008 :2: Lennox Yearwood
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? To find out, Sarah van Gelder spoke to some grassroots organizers, national leaders, and elected officials who are working for change. Here, she talked with Rev. Lennox Yearwood, of the Hip Hop Caucus.
Vote Hope 2008 :1: Cheri Honkala
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? To find out, we spoke to some grassroots organizers, national leaders, and elected officials who are working for change.
Vote Hope: Our Best Hopes for Election '08
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? To find out, we spoke to some grassroots organizers, national leaders, and elected officials who are working for change. Cheri Honkala, Lennox Yearwood, Mark Ritchie, Bill McKibben, Chris Hedges, and Barbara Lee.
Beyond Campaign Finance Reform And More
by Charlie Cray
People across the country aren't waiting for action from politicians and judges. Here are the hot spots where activists are getting corporations out of government and elections.