Creating Community, One Vote at a Time

precinct walking

*+-Steve Hochstadt: Democracy only happens when the voting system is open and free, when everybody has an equal vote, when the balloting is secret, when the counting of votes is honest.

The Poll Tax Returns with Virginia’s Voter ID Law

black voters

*+-Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The right to a free and fair vote is in danger. At the state level, most recently in Virginia, we see the enactment of a poll tax. And perhaps more seriously, at the federal level there may no longer be a mechanism to prevent voting from once again becoming a taxable good.

Fixing America’s Broken Voting System

voting lines

*+-Sylvia Moore: [dc]N[/dc]ow that the dust has settled and President Obama has been re-elected, America needs to make election reform and the universal expansion of voting rights a high priority.

Mourning in America: Reagan’s New Steal

*+-The Republican death wish for the U.S. government almost came to their hoped-for fruition. Kill Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and replace it with Reagan’s New Steal of privatization and corporate control. It’s not what our founding fathers or our U.S. Constitution had in mind. “Death and fear’ was the message from the Republicans when […]