Category: Voter ID

May 22, 2019 Mikka Macdonald

Our Vote is Our Power: Why Every Voter Matters

Voter turnout is one of the most powerful tools to measure the health of democracy because it relays how much trust voters have in the system that elects the people […]

Our Vote is Our Power: A Brief History of Voting Rights in America

Mikka Macdonald

The United States’ history of voting rights is full of contradictions and marks some of our highest aspirations and greatest injustices. It is a winding story of a democratic nation […]

Counting Every Vote Amid Voter Suppression in Florida

Thomas Kennedy

While the blue wave swept across the country last week, you might have missed it if you live in Florida. Despite Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives, flipping […]

Justice for marginalized communities not a factor in filling SCOTUS seat; it’s up to us to vote, voice our concerns now

Alaina Beverly

Whether you care about voting rights, affirmative action, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights and especially a woman’s right to control her own body, filling retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s […]

Alabama Is The Perfect Test Case For Empowering Black And Brown Voters

Thomas Kennedy

Democrat Doug Jones managed to accomplish last week what conventional wisdom thought impossible when he defeated the GOP candidate Roy Moore, an alleged pedophile and bigot, to become the next […]

How You Can Help Stop Voter Suppression in Florida

Thomas Kennedy

Last year, I became a United States citizen and a registered voter after living as an undocumented immigrant in this country for more than a decade. I was born in […]

Progress, But Not Victory

Kris Kelkar

On Monday and Tuesday of last week, I was discouraged. The Supreme Court had ruled on cases dealing with affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 – both […]

The Heart and Soul of Getting Out the Vote

Emily Gelbaum

During a site visit to Chicago to work with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) as part of my electoral work with the Campaign for Community Change, […]

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