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March 27, 2017|Voting Rights

Election Day in the GA-6 special election is April 18, 2017 – but registered voters across the district are already casting their ballots!

Early Voting locations are below; visit the Georgia Secretary of State for further information.

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March 16, 2017|Voter Participation Data Center Posts
On March 16, the Trump administration issued their budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. The Trump budget increases spending on defense and homeland security by making big cuts to domestic spending priorities — cuts that will primarily hurt working- and middle-class Americans, especially unmarried women, people of color, and young people.
March 14, 2017|Voter Participation Data Center Posts
Despite assurances from the Trump Administration that under the American Health Care Act (the GOP’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act), “we’ll have more individuals covered” and “nobody will be worse off financially,” the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has just released an analysis of that legislation contradicting both claims. Read our summary of the CBO report at the Voter Participation Data Center.
March 9, 2017
A New Hampshire bill that would allow police to go to voters’ homes to verify voter registrations will create another hurdle for those in the Granite State to vote, suppress turnout, and create an environment of fear and intimidation for voters.
March 8, 2017|Voter Participation Data Center Posts
Since the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) was enacted in 2010, it has helped millions of Americans gain access to health insurance — and especially benefitted unmarried women, people of color, and millennials. Learn how the Republicans’ proposed replacement, the American Health Care Act, jeopardizes all of that progress.
March 7, 2017
On Monday, Congressional Republicans unveiled their ACA “replacement” plan. Read our preliminary analysis of how this legislation will negatively affect ordinary Americans, and especially women, who stand to lose providers and coverage for crucial health care services if the Republican plan passes.
March 6, 2017
We’re proud to support A Day Without A Woman, a one-day strike on March 8 (International Women’s Day) to demonstrate the economic contributions and power of women.
March 1, 2017
Our dial groups and surveys found that Donald Trump’s February 28 address to Congress produced modest improvements in his favorability ratings among key 2018 voter demographics—but millennials in particular weren’t won over by the speech.
February 28, 2017|Voting Rights
When academics writing for the Washington Post recently investigated the impact of voter identification laws nationwide, they confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in politics: Voter ID laws suppress minority voting. That’s why we were alarmed yesterday to learn that the Justice Department has now changed course regarding one of the most restrictive state voter ID laws in years.
February 15, 2017|Voting Rights

“At least 16,400 Texans who voted in the November election wouldn’t have been able to cast ballots if the state’s voter identification law had been in full effect, state voting records show.” This report from the Austin American-Statesman is a chilling reminder of what experts agree is the true intent of such laws: disenfranchising voters.

“Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir said the volume of the declarations validates the concerns that the law’s opponents raised.

 

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