How “we the people” decide what we want, and how we get it.
Update :: Gandhian-Style Revolution
posted Oct 31, 2008
- 11 years ago in YES! we wrote about a visit to the headquarters of the Sri Lankan Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement. Today … we report on how the movement has grown: Sarvodaya is now the largest micro-credit organization in Sri Lanka.
In Review :: Who Speaks for Islam?
by Jamal Rahmanposted Oct 31, 2008
- Since 9/11, voices on all sides have expressed shrill opinions about the Muslim World that Islamic sages might describe as "all fireworks and little light." Who Speaks for Islam? contributes real data to clear away misunderstandings and challenge stereotypes.
People We Love :: Matthew LaClair
by Noah Grantposted Oct 31, 2008
- When his 11th-grade history teacher told the class that they would go to hell if they rejected God's salvation, Matthew LaClair thought the remarks crossed a line.
Signs of Life :: Iraq's Nonviolence Activism
by Kristin Carlsenposted Oct 31, 2008
- More than 100 citizen groups in all 18 Iraqi provinces participated in a Week of Nonviolence, aimed at reducing violence in the January 2009 provincial elections.
Having a Voice Makes People Happy
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Oct 31, 2008
- Most human beings are not couch potatoes and whiners. We are doers and creators. In fact, humans need to 'make a dent.'
posted Oct 26, 2008
- Six Steps to Speaking Up Against Everyday Bigotry Teaching Tolerance's Speak Up! initiative helps individuals stand up to everyday prejudice. Learn not only about injustice, but how to stand up to it.
12 Ways You Can Safeguard the Vote ::
by Fran Kortenposted Oct 22, 2008
- Recommendations of simple ways you can protect your own vote, and the fairness of the system: download a PDF of the YES! Checklist for a Fair Election - 12 Ways You Can Safeguard the Vote.
Don’t Ignore the Constitution During Election
by Kathleen Taylorposted Oct 21, 2008
- This election season is an opportunity to think about what the Constitution has given us, as well as what we ourselves can do to make sure it survives—not just in letter, but in spirit.
Protecting the Vote
by Laura Flandersposted Oct 21, 2008
- Voter registration deadlines are just over a week away in many states. Polls open in just over a month. In an election that could well be decided by new voters, voter registration efforts are in overdrive. But signing people up might be the easy part: after that, there's voting. As the last two elections have shown, just showing up at the polls isn't a guarantee of a smooth ride to the ballot box.
Project Censored 2009
by Kate Simsposted Oct 01, 2008
- Project Censored seeks out the most undercovered stories of the year. In their 2009 edition, they salute YES! as "the standard" for positive stories about change. Here's an excerpt.
John Legend on the Elections
by John Legendposted Sep 10, 2008
- Musician John Legend encourages youth to make value-based decisions before casting their presidential vote.
Connect and Engage: Elections
posted Sep 09, 2008
- Use this election season to hone your students' skills in media literacy, deciphering political cartoons, and evaluating candidate voting records.
Debate Watching 101
by League of Women Votersposted Sep 09, 2008
- The League of Women Voters’ Debate Watching Tools include Debate Watching 101, How to Judge a Candidate, and a candidate scorecard. Watching a debate is more exciting as a group. So, gather your students and be part of history!
The Power of Youth
by Heather Boxposted Sep 09, 2008
- 26-year-old Heather Box describes her journey through politics where she learned the importance of fighting for her beliefs. Read about her involvement with The League of Young Voters and her message to educators and young people across the nation.
Social Change not Climate Change
by Juliette Beckposted Aug 14, 2008
- Activists and communities in the United Kingdom—where over two hundred years ago, the first lumps of coal were burnt to power the industrial revolution—are igniting a historic revolution of their own. Last week, over 1500 people from all walks of life converged in the Kent countryside, just one-hour southeast of London by train, to rally against climate change in a demonstration of collective, sustainable living and creative direct action.