The show notes for Episode 47 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/08/episode-47-a-wetter-hotter-white-supremacy-with-special-guest-ari-berman.html Before we get started today, I learned after recording this podcast episode that Dawn and Mike Wagner have likely lost their home to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Mike is the composer of “Unclaimed”, our intro music into the Flint Water Crisis update each week. Please keep them in your thoughts and […]Read more ›
Tag: Voter registration
This guest post comes from Sean McElwee — a research associate at Demos and an excellent follow on Twitter. If you haven’t already, check out Sean’s work on Salon, Rolling Stone, his own blog and various other publications. You’ll see that he has a gift for lucidity and a healthy obsession with improving our democracy by increasing voting, dispelling economic […]Read more ›
Michigan Dems make major move to increase Michiganders’ access to the ballot through online absentee ballot application
As Republicans around the country work hard to restrict voter access, Democrats are doing the opposite. On the same day a federal judge forced Ohio to reopen early voting for its residents, the Michigan Democratic Party announced an important and major step forward in helping Michiganders access the ballot by apply for them online using a mobile device (smartphone or […]Read more ›
It’s just like ACORN!!! Anti-Obama(care) types are appoplectic about the fact that the forms that people fill out to sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act will also allow you to register to vote. “We all knew that it was transparent that Obamacare was just another vehicle to recruit the next generation of Democrats. Now that […]Read more ›
It’s like voting more than once
One person, one vote. That’s what you learn about our democracy — each person gets one vote. But there is a way to, in essence, vote more than once; to amplify your vote: register others to vote and make sure they DO vote.
That’s the Obama campaign’s single-minded goal for the next 42 days.
Today is National Voter Registration Day and it’s a fine day to dust off your GOTV shoes and go out to register some voters. The voter registration deadlines are looming so time is running out. A list of voter registration deadlines by state can be found HERE. Need more information on voting in your area? The Obama campaign has put together a terrific website called WWW.GottaVote.Com that has all of the resources you could hope to find.
More details and resources await you after the jump.Read more ›
I think in our heart of hearts, all of us progressives in Michigan knew this was coming. Senate Bill 754 is one of a series of bills introduced this year with the purpose of making it harder for people to register to vote, and harder for the nonprofit organizations that perform the service of helping them to register to vote. […]Read more ›