We did it! Our wonderful, dedicated Campus Team organizers helped Florida voters defeat Amendment 6, which would have endangered women’s lives by restricting access to abortion and would have deleted from the Florida constitution a right to privacy clause that guarantees women’s access to abortion and birth control. It could have banned health insurance from [...]
Wow, we can’t believe it’s almost here – Election Day is tomorrow! Everything we’ve been working on for months is on the line. It’s time to cast your vote and make your voice heard. With the polls this close, every vote really does count – especially young women’s votes. It’s time for us to hold [...]
A headline on the Los Angeles Times‘ front page yesterday read, “Young Voters Fire Has Waned.” And boy, did they have facts to back that up: Well, at least they had Luke DeGregori, a 19-year-old University of Colorado student who the author called “typical”–even though he wasn’t even old enough to vote in the last [...]
Voter registration day may be coming to a close…but you still have time to register! Most voter registration deadlines are in early October though, so you don’t have much time left! In 2008, six million Americans didn’t vote. Today, September 25th, marks National Voter Registration Day. If you haven’t registered already, register now. Then tell [...]
We have officially landed in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Democratic National Convention! It’s going to be an exciting week, and we can’t wait to share it with you here. We’ll be sending you live updates in the form of tweets, blogs and video from events like the youth, women’s, LGBT, and black caucuses, the [...]
As politicians gear up for the November election, many are using voter suppression as a tool to silence millions of American citizens. Since 2010, state legislatures across the country have set up a number of major barriers to voting, making access to the vote in this election limited and often inaccessible to the most marginalized [...]
With millions of voters potentially impacted by new, restrictive voter ID laws, the question of why such laws are being enacted has a simple answer: to sway elections by only counting a portion of our citizens’ votes. This is especially true when it comes to student voters, one of the most underrepresented demographics at the ballot box, and female voters, who make up the majority of college students.
Guest post by FMF intern and Iowa State University student Molly Bryant. We did it! We won by a landslide, 64 to 36 percent vote against measure 3. Thanks in part to the organizing efforts and determination of college students in the North Dakota and Minnesota areas, North Dakota’s primary had astonishing turnout of 175,286 [...]
Who Do You Know in North Dakota? If You Know Someone, Tell Them to Vote No on Measure 3 Next Tuesday!
In less than a week, North Dakotans will vote on the Measure 3 ballot initiative which would amend the North Dakota state constitution to permit a person or religious institution to practice or carry out any action based on their religious beliefs. The vagueness and ambiguity of the measure could have devastating unintended consequences, especially [...]