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Tag Archives: Universal Suffrage

Most of Texas’ House Democrats just left the state to stop a voter suppression bill

Excerpt: By walking out, Democratic state representatives are leaving the Texas State House of Representatives without a constitutionally required quorum, which means that the House cannot conduct any floor business.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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No surprise: Republicans block consideration of the For The People Act with a filibuster

Excerpt: By a vote of fifty to fifty, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on S. 1. Democratic senators vowed to keep on fighting, while Mitch McConnell, speaking on behalf of himself and his caucus, promised not to give an inch. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Understanding Joe Manchin, the Democratic senator imperiling U.S. democracy’s future

Excerpt: Manchin clearly doesn't like what is happening to the country, but bewilderingly, it appears he only wants to take corrective action if the very people who are busy enabling the destruction of America's political norms are on board.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Read the legislation that Republicans have been passing to stop people from voting

Excerpt: Like primary sources? This roundup of anti-voter bills from Iowa, Georgia, Florida, and Texas contains the complete bill text of each bill Republicans have brought forth to disenfranchise millions of their constituents.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democratic Secretaries of State discuss protecting the vote at Netroots Nation 2020

Excerpt: Denise Merrill of Connecticut, Jena Griswold of Colorado, and Jocelyn Benson of Michigan teamed up for a panel that previewed the 2020 presidential election.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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VICTORY! VOTE Act leaves Washington State Legislature and heads to Governor Inslee

Excerpt: Young people turning eighteen by the date of the November general election will be allowed to vote in presidential primaries and Top Two elections beginning in 2022 thanks to legislative approval of ESB 6313.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Legislative Advocacy
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Former gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum launches massive voter registration effort

Excerpt: Former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has a new mission: deny Donald Trump a second term by making sure Florida doesn't vote for him again.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Hurrah! Same-day voter registration passes out of the Washington State Senate

Excerpt: Washington is one step closer to eliminating another barrier to voting tonight thanks to the state Senate's approval of a bill that allows in-person voter registration until 8 PM on Election Night as well as moving the deadline for registering online or by mail much closer to the deadline for returning ballots.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman on board with reforms to lower barriers to voting

Excerpt: Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has signaled that her office will be supportive of efforts to eliminate or lower barriers to voting this session in Washington State this year, which will hopefully result in some bipartisan cooperation on the election reform front.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican Kim Wyman’s call for “citizenship checks” of voters draws swift condemnation

Excerpt: Incum­bent Repub­li­can Sec­re­tary of State Kim Wyman made it known this morn­ing that, if reelect­ed, she will be ask­ing the Leg­is­la­ture to enact leg­is­la­tion to at least par­tial­ly imple­ment the pri­va­cy-infring­ing fed­er­al “REAL ID” Act in order to “check for cit­i­zen­ship of peo­ple who want to reg­is­ter and vote in Washington”. “Our pack­age is rea­son­able; […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Tina Podlodowski to Snohomish County officials: Act now to protect the right to vote

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s Note: Tina Pod­lodows­ki is one of two final­ists for the posi­tion of Sec­re­tary of State. Today, her cam­paign pub­lished this open let­ter to Sno­homish Coun­ty elect­ed lead­ers, call­ing on them to take imme­di­ate action to pro­tect the right to vote. Request­ed actions include the place­ment of more drop box­es through­out the coun­ty. NPI strong­ly […]
Written by:Tina Podlodowski
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Washington State House passes Voting Rights Act (again) on a party-line vote

Excerpt: A revised ver­sion of the Wash­ing­ton Vot­ing Rights Act, cham­pi­oned by Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Luis Moscoso (D‑1st Dis­trict: Both­ell, Kirk­land, Mill Creek), today passed out of the Wash­ing­ton State House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives with­out a sin­gle vote to spare, thanks to Repub­li­cans’ refusal to pro­vide a sin­gle vote in sup­port. (Democ­rats cur­rent­ly have a bare major­i­ty of fifty […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Vote Downballot: NPI talks with Kathleen Drew, candidate for Secretary of State

Excerpt: Every four years, in addi­tion to cast­ing votes for pres­i­dent and gov­er­nor, Wash­ing­to­ni­ans are also called upon to elect more than half a dozen oth­er indi­vid­u­als to serve in the state’s exec­u­tive department. The con­tests for these posi­tions are often referred to as down­bal­lot races because they appear fur­ther down the bal­lot. They usu­al­ly don’t […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Autumn has arrived!

Excerpt: Well, it looks like anoth­er sea­son has come and gone. As of today, sum­mer 2012 is offi­cial­ly over, and autumn 2012 has begun. The third full sea­son of the year will last almost nine­ty days, encom­pass­ing part or all of four months: Sep­tem­ber, Octo­ber, Novem­ber, and Decem­ber. Win­ter will offi­cial­ly begin four days before Christ­mas this […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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