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'John Lewis: Good Trouble’ A Portrait of an American Hero

David Fear Rolling Stone
John Lewis declares that, during the 1960s, he was arrested “a few times.” Then the elder statesman and éminence grise of the civil rights movement pauses before correcting himself in front of the large Dallas crowd he’s addressing: “40 times…"

Why So Few Young Americans Vote

John Holbein The Conversation
In the 2016 general election a full three out of four of Americans between the age of 18 and 29 said they were interested in politics.

State of Resistance – California Fights Back

Fred Glass The Stansbury Forum
unhoused man at bus stop At the same moment that Trump was riding his horse Xenophobe through a narrow passageway in the Electoral College to the presidency, California elected only Democrats..., extended progressive tax revenues and ...locked out anti-immigrant policy...

Democracy Is on the Ballot

Michael Waldman The Brennan Center for Justice
Voter suppression could mar the midterms. But pro-voter ballot initiatives in several states offer the chance to dramatically expand and strengthen our democracy.

How Purges Threaten to Disenfranchise Voters Under the Radar

Kevin Morris Brennan Center for Justice
More people are being purged now than at any time in the past decade. Much of this increase coincided with a landmark decision handed down by the Supreme Court in 2013. Shelby County v. Holder struck at the heart of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

The Election is Rigged After All

Eliza Newlin Carney / Hendrik Hertzberg / Jennifer L. Clark American Prospect / Nation / Brennan Center
Voting rights advocates have won a string of court battles, but state election officials have found ways to restrict early voting anyway—often at the behest of GOP leaders. ----- Rethinking about our two party system and our election system: Ranked-choice voting opens up elections to a broader, more diverse range of candidates and ideas. ----- Modernizing our voter registration system.

Defeating `Trumpism' - An Opportunity to Push the Nation - and Dems - Forward

Steve London Clarion - Professional Staff Congress (PSC)
How we vote on November 8 will be the first step in a long process of building a new economic and political order in New York State and in the United States. It is an opportunity to push the nation - and Dems - forward. It is important to vote the Working Families Party (WFP) line for several reasons. The WFP is an independent progressive political party that in New York State can run progressive candidates who are endorsed by both the WFP and the Democratic Party.
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