Elect the U.S. President through the popular vote, not the Electoral College

Next week, millions of Americans will head to the polls to cast their vote for U.S. President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, state ...
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    Get the #FamilyVote Out!

    Get ’em while they’re young. That’s the core idea behind a buzz-worthy new initiative to instill the habit of ...
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      Curb dynastic wealth with these tax ideas

      In a blockbuster scoop, The New York Times recently reported evidence that presidential nominee Donald Trump could’ve legally ...
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        How to get more women involved in UN peacekeeping operations

        In a watershed moment, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution in 2000 urging the greater participation of women in ...
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          Charge extractive industries a severance fee for the damage they leave behind

          Extractive companies come and go, but the damage stays. When local communities welcome oil, gas, and mining business interests into ...
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            Cities should stop banking with predatory banks that rip off their communities

            Elected leaders to city government would have good reason to stop giving certain banks their business: those banks are exploiting their ...
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              A new intergenerational movement to bring the young and the aging together

              Today’s youngest will grow up experiencing a new phenomenon in human history: being alive at the same time as four to five ...
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                Raise wages by banning employers from asking salary history

                Due to the declining power of ordinary workers against powerful employers in general, unfairly low compensation is the unfortunate ...
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                  The Next Einstein Project: Close the Black & Latino teachers gap

                  In order to build the pipeline of Black and Hispanic talent, as a society we also need to bring more Black and Hispanic Americans into ...
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                    In a country of second chances, college for ex-prisoners returning to society

                    America aspires to be a country of second chances. In terms of the numbers, most incarcerated people do eventually return to society on ...
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                      Modernize Unemployment Insurance systems so you can keep benefits while launching a new business start-up

                      The rate of new business start-ups is in a long decline in the United States, raising concerns about this crucial source of job ...
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                        Make zero food waste a national priority

                        The United States as a country is so awash in abundance that we use 10 percent of the total national energy budget to bring food from ...
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                          Panama Papers: The Response

                          By now, chances are that readers of this website have heard of the Panama Papers. So let’s get right to the point: what should be ...
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                            Simple idea to turn more empty federal buildings into homeless shelters

                            It may not seem like a sexy issue, but vacant federal property is often the target of ire from lawmakers and pundits. That’s why ...
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                              Translate the great American thinkers like Thomas Jefferson into Arabic

                              Decades ago, people stopping by in a bookstore or public library in Amman, Jordan, or Istanbul, Turkey, wouldn’t have been ...
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                                Awesome way to tackle a bunch of problems at the same time: cell phones waste, global poverty, climate change

                                Summary The global community faces a challenge: how do we lift developing nations out of poverty while avoiding the greenhouse ...
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                                  The universal “handicapped parking” symbol is outdated. Let’s fix that.

                                  It’s time to update the standardized disability access sign used across the country. Since it was introduced in the late 1960s, ...
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                                    Stop the billionaire corporate shell game in real estate deals

                                    It’s no surprise the United States is so attractive to foreign plutocrats, international criminals, and corrupt politicians ...
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                                      To tackle “NIMBY” opposition to affordable housing, call their bluff with a reserve fund

                                      When new affordable housing projects are proposed for a community, residents who already live there will often protest with ...
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                                        Require companies to disclose their gender pay gaps, not just their CEO pay gaps

                                        Companies should be required to publicly disclose their gender pay gaps, just like the SEC is proposing that companies be required to ...
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                                          Kill zombie debts that outlast bankruptcy

                                          When people’s debt are canceled by a bankruptcy judge, the “zombie” debt should be cleared from their consumer ...
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                                            Turn Deserts into Power Plants

                                            Build wind and solar -power plants in sun-rich deserts and hook them into electrical grids to power regions that are sun-challenged.  ...
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                                              Recycle E-waste Safely

                                              Our old iPads and iPhones and other devices contribute to a growing world-wide tonage of e-waste, much of which is toxic and shipped to ...
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                                                No More Unpaid Internships

                                                There are roughly 2 million interns in the US and about half of them are unpaid. A new Fair Pay Campaign has won a bunch of high ...
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                                                  No Donuts – campaign for healthy campaign food

                                                  Let’s get the junk food out of our campaigns! We’re smart. We can do it….We’re working hard, we’re ...
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                                                    Fair wages for people with disabilities

                                                    People with disabilities can legally be paid far less than minimum wage – even less than $1 per hour. “The conversation on ...
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                                                      Dream Big Together + Story of the Future

                                                      2020. 2042. 2050. Lots of people and groups are starting to create future visions, scenarios, strategies. Is it possible we could ...
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                                                        Obama’s Legacy Project: Executive Orders!

                                                        What are all the things Obama and agencies can do with the executive branch? And what are all the bad things they should NOT do? A ...
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                                                          Progressive Awesome Foundation

                                                          Use mini-grants to promote progressive values, the same way the Awesome Foundation promotes Awesome. Submitted by: Multiple submitters ...
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                                                            Rank Colleges by Vote Participation

                                                            Match a college’s enrollment records against the voter file and tell them how many of their students are registered and how often ...
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                                                              #Stop the Scams (Campaign to Save the Consumer Watchdog Agency)

                                                              Campaign to Save CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)     Submitted by: Billy Wimsatt Status: Updated: 1-28-15 ...
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                                                                Applied Scholars Network

                                                                National network of scholars (profs, grad students, undergrads) who do research to support community organizations and social ...
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                                                                  EPA: No lead in small plane fuel

                                                                  Small planes are #1 cause of airborne lead – totally fixable. The EPA must ban lead from small planes – just like in large ...
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                                                                    #YesWeCode

                                                                    Train 100,000 low-opportunity youth to become computer programmers. Live at http://www.yeswecode.org/. Submitted by: Van Jones Status: ...
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                                                                      Crowd-source a syllabus in social change

                                                                      Help people understand the history and best practices for changing their community by crowd-sourcing a syllabus of key readings and ...
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                                                                        Student Power Networks

                                                                        Florida’s Dream Defenders, Ohio Student Association, and Virginia Student Power Network are three examples of an exciting new ...
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                                                                          Rebrand “Austerity” as “Hunger Games.”

                                                                          Three finger salute symbol of Resistance. Harry Potter Alliance is already running this ingenious campaign. http://oddsinourfavor.org/ ...
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