2020 Women's March Celebrates 100 Years Of Women's Suffrage MovementThis year marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. All over California and the country, this weekend, demonstrations are planned to highlight the issues that women still face today. Our Michelle Griego talked with Sophia Andary on Friday morning, the lead organizer for the San Francisco Women's March, to discuss the events happening in and around the Bay Area.
Measure Allowing California Parolees To Vote May Be On 2020 BallotThe amendment announced Monday would affect nearly 50,000 ex-felons who currently are prohibited from registering to vote in local, state or federal elections.
Portland, Maine Pushing To Allow Non-Citizens To Vote In ElectionsA city in Maine is taking another look at granting non U.S. citizens the ability to vote in its local elections.
California Senator Mounts Fight To Counter Voter Photo ID LawsCalifornia Senator Barbara Boxer plans to introduce a bill in Congress that would ensure voters in states which require them to show a photo ID at the polls have easy access to acceptable forms of identification.
Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression EffortsIt is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.
Opinion: Voter ID: A Good IdeaIt has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?
Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American DreamYesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.
Opinion: Treason In PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states' electorate.
Opinion: Disenfranchisement Is The Real CrimeFelony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.
Opinion: Who Is ALEC?In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.
Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.