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“Money Out, Voting In” should become labor’s mantra.

Voters at a polling station

A five-decade bipartisan consensus on this key piece of civil rights legislation has collapsed—right when we need its protections more than ever before.

The good news is that things have gotten so bad, almost everyone agrees we need to make big changes.

Voting in California

It didn’t work for Republicans in this election—but their war on voting is far from dead.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

It will be resisting not only voter-suppression laws in key swing states but also harassment from the Tea Party group True the Vote.

Polling station

A former voter ID supporter realizes the real racial motive behind supposedly “common sense” reforms. 

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Artur Davis

The former black congressman became a star among tea partiers after coming out in support of Voter ID laws.

Blogs

The storm will complicate election planning in fifteen states, including crucial battlegrounds like Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

November 1, 2012

Which candidate's final-stretch strategy will be enough to win the presidency? 

October 30, 2012

For two years, Florida’s Tea Party Republicans have been working to undo the huge turnout of black voters on the Sunday before Election Day. It didn’t work.

 
October 30, 2012

With a week-and-a-half left until Election Day, voter suppression schemes slam swing states.

October 26, 2012

In an interview with Jay Leno, President Obama denounces voter suppression and touts early voting.

October 25, 2012

Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.

October 25, 2012

The most high-profile instances of election fraud this cycle have been committed by Republicans in states with new voting restrictions.

October 23, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: We must choose to move towards a shared conception of justice and social solidarity that differentiates itself from Capitol Hill’s petty electoral games.

October 20, 2012

Although many people think it’s relatively easy to get a state issued ID, one Navajo elder would disagree.

October 18, 2012

The battered group’s poll watching “army” is on the retreat, but is it now trying to cash in through harassing state election officials?

October 17, 2012