Protecting voting rights needs to happen at both the federal and the state level. Here’s what’s happening in the states and how we can protect access to the ballot.
Most of the national news focuses on politics in DC, but it’s really important to pay attention to what’s happening in your state legislature. Bad behavior by the GOP is growing there.
Every state expanded the options to vote by mail in 2020. But what happens now? How can voters insist that their state keep these options for future elections?
Do you want Republicans running your state government? As we see more evidence that Trumpism is showing its face in state legislatures, it becomes even more important that we gain control over the power to write and pass legislation. We… Read More ›
The Black Lives Matter protests are into their third week, but have they produced any results? There are some initial, encouraging signs. Although not every state legislature is in session right now, there has been movement in some states. Some… Read More ›
We can agree that Republicans have no business governing anywhere in the country, right? It’s not just that Trumpism seems to have infected politics at the state level, it’s not even that the Republican party doesn’t seem to have any… Read More ›
Oh, the power of voting locally. Since the 2016 election, left-leaning voters in Virginia have been fired up, and have been winning state legislative (and executive) seats. They made huge gains in 2017 and then finally flipped both chambers of… Read More ›
Let’s have a little fun this Friday. How many elected positions do you think there are for your district? Or, put another way, how many positions could you run for in your community based on where you live? You… Read More ›
It’s disheartening to hear the dangerous rhetoric coming out of the president’s mouth. It’s disheartening to see so many of his supporters chanting terrible, anti-American slogans. It’s disheartening to see that Trump’s approval went up with Republicans after the racist… Read More ›
Yesterday, the Commerce Department, in charge of the 2020 Census cried uncle. Yes, after a Supreme Court decision that didn’t go their way and staring down a big deadline to start printing questionnaires, the Trump administration decided to give up… Read More ›
With the news that Colorado’s governor just signed a bill to expand their automatic voting registration program, I wondered how many other states in 2019 were looking at similar bills. And, wow. The Brennan Center for Justice keeps close tabs… Read More ›
The recent rash of bills in state legislatures to ban access to abortions makes one thing very clear: If we only pay attention to national politics, we are going to lose a lot of ground. Now, I fully understand that it… Read More ›