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Ever see articles on voting rights that make you go “Wow!?” I’ve saved my favorites to share with people who care about voting rights and preserving our democracy. The list will be updated as I find articles worthy of your interest, so please check back regularly. To see the current list, click here.

I welcome comments – that are thoughtful and free of trash talk. As it has been said, “When they go low, we go high.” Let’s go!

Voter Suppression, “what is it, really?” people have been asking me lately. See for yourself in my latest entry, the Brave New Films video Suppressed – The Fight to Vote.

Jerry, the Editor

Disclaimer: National Voter Corps has posted these articles for information only because they relate to voting rights issues.  The opinions are those of the original author and NVC does not vouch for the accuracy of the content.

Fight Back Against Voter Roll Purges

“Minority Voters Purged From Polls” “Arkansas Voter ID Law Upheld”  Each day seems to bring new reports on attacks on citizens’ right to vote, especially African Americans and people of color. Most of us react in one of two ways –  flight or fight. Continue reading “Fight Back Against Voter Roll Purges”

A Unique (but much needed) Approach to Voter Registration

Prison inmates are largely ignored when it comes to voter registration efforts. Most people – including prisoners themselves– assume they are ineligible to vote. While convicted felons cannot vote, inmates who are awaiting trial (and therefore innocent until proven guilty) or serving time for misdemeanors are actually qualified to register and vote.  Continue reading “A Unique (but much needed) Approach to Voter Registration”

Mi Familia Vota in California’s Central Valley

Are you frustrated by low voter turnout and attempts to suppress voting? Here’s a ridiculously easy way to join the fight…come to a party and donate.

Mi Familia Vota  is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant and allied communities to promote social and and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration and voter participation.  (Check out their Introduction video.)  Continue reading “Mi Familia Vota in California’s Central Valley”

Why is the NVC Non-Partisan?

It seems just about every day, we hear about new constraints making it more difficult for citizens to vote.  These barriers are being raised by state governments controlled by Republicans.  Several Republican legislators have even bragged that they have reduced voter turnout among Democrats.  Many Republican-controlled legislatures have enacted laws crafted for them by a single right-wing organization, the “American Legislative Exchange Council.”  So, in light of this unpatriotic behavior by members of one political party, why is the National Voter Corps non-partisan?

Continue reading “Why is the NVC Non-Partisan?”

How Politicians Pick Who You Vote For

In October the Supreme Court will begin deliberations on a ruling that could change the toxic environment of our politics. In the much-anticipated case of Whitford vs. Gill, the court will review the redistricting plan of Wisconsin, which a panel of three federal judges ruled was unconstitutional.  Continue reading “How Politicians Pick Who You Vote For”

Should Felons be Allowed to Vote?

At times in the not so distant past, our nation has criminalized activity that we now at least tolerate.  It has been a felony to criticize our government, to marry outside of one’s race, to make wine, to engage in some forms of sex with one’s spouse, to belong to the Communist Party, to be a homosexual, and much else.  In some states, if you were found guilty of violating one of these laws, you would have lost forever your right to vote.  Continue reading “Should Felons be Allowed to Vote?”