Category Archives: Voting rights

Webinar on Money in Politics, Voting Rights, and the Environment

A webinar, “Lean to the Green,” produced by Friends of the Earth, addresses the twin problems of money in politics and voter suppression. The webinar is designed to recruit participants in the Democracy Awakening event scheduled to take place April 16–18 (Common … Continue reading

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A Novel Usage of the Word “Disenfranchise”

I admit it: Sometimes I have the TV on without paying full attention, because I’m busy on the computer. But occasionally a phrase will jump across the cognitive divide and prick my brain. Last night, I heard a clip of … Continue reading

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Mistrusting Democracy and Manipulating the Voting Process

One of the basic principles of international fair election standards is that the people running for elected office should not be allowed to set arbitrary rules that govern the actual election process.   Historically this often leads to politicians manipulating the … Continue reading

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Groups in Austin building a coalition against ALEC

When:  Monday, August 5th at 7 PM Where: On the Austin City Hall Plaza What: Planning for a visual solidarity action. Action will tentatively take place under the Rotunda at the Texas State Capitol on Friday, August 9th at 1 PM. In … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rules on voter documentation

In a case originally filed by Common Cause and other groups, the U.S. Supreme Court today (June 17, 2013) ruled in support of voter access and against states adding burdensome paperwork requirements to register to vote. The high court, in … Continue reading

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