New Year’s Resolution: if you’re an active voter, find and befriend one non-voter

Starting this year, progressives should assign ourselves one mission as a New Year’s Resolution: each person should find one ...
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    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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        Let’s throw Virginia Gov. McAuliffe an envelope-stuffing party—to support voting rights

        America should be a place of second chances — an ideal that’s often harshly flouted by the workings of our criminal justice ...
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          Show #LoveTrumpsHate with a voter pledge map

          The presidential candidacy of Donald Trump is fueling extremist, bigoted rhetoric against marginalized groups and emboldening ...
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            Colleges should just require students to be voters

            Here’s the most straightforward way to get young people to vote: make them. That is, we should push America’s institutions ...
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              Give all new renters a voter registration form when they move in

              Being a voter just got a bit easier in the city of Minneapolis. In March, a new local ordinance went into effect that requires ...
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                Bring in the voters with food trucks and pop-up parties

                Voting in elections is a civic duty of all Americans, but making it part of an enjoyable social experience could entice more voters to ...
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                  Barbershops that turn out Black men to vote

                  For men, the local barbershop can be the proverbial community water cooler where they let down their guard and ...
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                    Voting guides for citizens by citizens, Oregon-style

                    Could voting guides created for citizens by citizens encourage more people to participate in the electoral process and increase their ...
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                      The 1% to root for: redirect 1% of political ad spending to organizing voters in the Rising American Electorate

                      To build a vibrant progressive infrastructure lasting for years to come, we should create a groundswell of pressure on donors to move a ...
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                        How to solve low voter turnout in national elections (hint: mandatory city elections)

                        If you think universal voter turnout is an impossible pipe dream in the United States, because Congress would never enact a law ...
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                          Law students + citizens barred from voting = organizing for democracy

                          Americans who’ve finished their time in prison should be able to fully rejoin society and undertake one of the most important ...
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                            Create a new American tradition: Vote At The Dinner Table Day

                            We already have a National Voter Registration Day in America. In the same spirit, it’s time to establish a National Vote ...
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                              Create a corruption index for rating elected officials

                              Combine information from existing voter guides and lists concerning ethics and democracy reform, e.g. common cause, CREW, etc., in ...
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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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                                  Advocate to fix dorm voting in VAN

                                  The VAN (Voter Activation Network) has inadequate systems for students on campus and dorms. Advocate with VAN to fix them in advance of ...
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