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.
Florida Governor Rick Scott claims to be protecting his state from voter fraud in the upcoming November elections by purging all suspected “non-citizens” from the voting rolls. Under this disguise, both Scott and Secretary of State Ken Detzner are leading the charge to enact what seems to be another attempt to suppress the vote in [...]
A coalition of over 50 women’s organizations came together this morning to hold a press conference on the launching of a nationwide effort to mobilize women voters around the issues most affecting women in the upcoming election. HERvotes, working toward Health, Economic Security and Rights, are calling out to women to use their voices and [...]
Congress reconvened yesterday, just as many students headed back to school after their winter break. It’s the beginning of a very important election year and now more than ever, women’s voices need to be heard. Feminist Majority Foundation’s “Get Out Her Vote” campaign and your Campus Organizers can help your campus prepare for November 2012 [...]
In Maine, Secretary of State Charlie Summers’ job it is to protect the voting rights of Maine residents, and yet he supports the legislation obviously suppressing that right. In June, upon Summers’ recommendation, Governor Paul LePage signed a bill into law repealing the state’s 38 year old law allowing same-day voter registration. This effectively strips [...]