With the election fast approaching, experts warn that a surge in vote-by-mail interest combined with early processing laws means that “election night” will stretch into days and even weeks of uncertainty.
Oregon’s experience shows that mail-in voting can be safe and secure, providing accurate and reliable results the public can be confident in. As more voters consider using mail-in voting than ever before, there are some lessons they—and their local and state election officials—can learn from Oregon, to help things move more smoothly.
A recent shocking report published by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) exposes massive voter suppression efforts in Georgia:
Almost 200,000 voters in Georgia were purged from the rolls for allegedly moving—when in reality, they had not moved at all.
Voters were purged at a 63.3 percent error rate.
An overwhelming majority of the wrongly identified movers resided in the Atlanta Metro Area—a majority Black city.
In a polarized society, the bureaucrats who operate the machinery of democracy are taking flak from all sides. More than 20 have resigned or retired since March 1, thinning their ranks at a time when they are most needed.
More than 20 local election administrators have resigned or retired since March 1, citing burnout, stress or health concerns.
This year more than ever, every single one of us must make our voices heard. It’s critical that we understand our rights and navigate the system of roadblocks and misinformation erected to undercut and undercount our votes. Start planning your roadmap today to the destination, which is safe and successful voting so that your vote is counted on, not after, November 3.
About half of child care providers have been forced to close due to COVID-19, and many face the possibility of permanent closure. The COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a permanent loss of nearly 4.5 million child care slots, leaving millions of families without the child care they need to return to work.
Right now Congress is appropriating literally trillions to keep businesses afloat in a post-corona economy. Are families less important?
College students are facing an unprecedented situation this fall. What does this mean for the country’s most progressive voting bloc? Will digital advocacy be enough?
How can we turn out the youth vote?
Control of the Chamber—and hence control over the legislative agenda of the next Congress—is very much in play. The stakes are high for feminists.
Here are the nine Senate seats forecasters see as competitive.
With even more young voters expected to turn out this year, college campuses are set to become a political battleground in the 2020 elections.
Every community stands to benefit from an accurate census count—but as the primary caregivers in their families and the primary beneficiaries of many government-funded programs like Medicaid and SNAP, women and particularly women of color have an outsized stake in the census.