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The Republican drive represents a power grab unprecedented in scale and timing.

In a 5-to-4 decision as we went to press, the Supreme Court upheld nearly all the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act's provisions.

Russell Simmons was never a young voter. The 46-year-old hip-hop tycoon
cast his first vote in a presidential election seven years ago, he says,
at the age of 39.

Forty-four states in the United States today bar people with mental illnesses from voting.

Nearly 5 million Americans can't vote because of felony convictions.

The tangled web that a narrow Supreme Court majority wove to shut down
the Florida recount of presidential ballots in December 2000 made it
possible for Republican George W.

Once they snubbed "Republicrats"; now they're set to oust Bush by any
means.

Being a citizen in America today feels a bit like being the student at
the bottom of the class. We are continually reminded of how we are
falling down on the job. Not enough of us vote.

Blogs

Poet Crystal Valentine: “Maybe politics aren’t Armageddon enough for us”

December 22, 2014

To address dismal election participation, Bernie Sanders proposes giving citizens time off for Democracy Day.

November 17, 2014

DOJ’s aggressive defense of voting rights is one of the most important aspects of Holder’s tenure.

September 25, 2014

A grassroots citizen-driven campaign has forced the Senate to debate a constitutional response to Citizens United.

September 7, 2014

The federal government and civil rights groups want the state's anti-voting law blocked before the 2014 midterms. 

July 7, 2014

Why a forty-year-old plan for universal same-day registration makes more sense now than when reformers promoted it in the 1970s.

May 16, 2014

Join the growing movement in support of a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United and ending the ever-growing influx of big money into our politics.

April 2, 2014

Fourty-seven town meetings tell legislators and Congress it's time for a money-out-of-politics amendment.

March 24, 2014

A presidential commission has proposed steps to make registering and voting easier. But it does not address the crisis of exceptionally low turnout.

January 22, 2014

Sixteen states and 500 communities have demanded an amendment to the US Constitution. Twenty fourteen will be a year of action.

January 21, 2014