New Facebook Ap Helps You Find Friends in Washington Who Haven’t Voted Yet

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 3:53 pm

Have your friends in Washington state voted yet? Want to find out who might need a friendly reminder to mark “Approved” on Referendum 74 and return their ballot? There’s an ap for that! Get it on the Marriage Hero dashboard. The ap cross-references the state’s “hasn’t voted yet” list with your Facebook friends list. This [...]

I early voted…have you?

By: Saturday October 20, 2012 12:57 pm

Early voting in North Carolina runs from October 18 through November 3, so Kate and I  jumped at the chance to get it done, driving downtown, first to the Farmer’s Market, where the Durham People’s Alliance had yard signs available. Then we went the short distance to the main early voting station at the Durham [...]

Rep. John Lewis: “Today it is unbelievable that there are Republican officials still trying to stop some people from voting”

By: Thursday September 6, 2012 6:20 pm

“My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful, nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union.” - Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. As I’ve written before, the term “civil rights” covers all social justice issues, and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), an ally to [...]

Video: civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis on the struggle to protect voting rights in U.S.

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 11:56 am

The term “civil rights” covers all social justice issues, and Rep. John Lewis, an ally to the LGBT community, has literally taken body blows for equality. Today it is almost unthinkable that we’re talking about the basic right to vote and the incessant attacks on the right to disenfranchise voters they believe will not cast [...]

96-Year-Old Tennessee woman denied Voter ID: didn’t have her marriage license

By: Wednesday October 5, 2011 2:45 pm

As a person living in a neighboring state where the GOP is doing its best to disenfranchise voters most likely to vote Dem, this news from Tennessee isn’t surprising, but it is disgusting. Why not just bring back the Poll Tax and be done with it?  From Think Progress: Swept up in the craze of [...]

Washington state update

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 6:10 pm

Lunch hour reports from Seattle indicated brisk business at official ballot drop boxes.  Even the Approve71 webmaster Joshco finally voted (Pic)!  Good thing too, since as of this morning only about 20% of ballots had been received back by the county elections division.  Voter turnout in King County is thought to be key to passage [...]

Washington Election Day To-Do List: Vote, Bug others to vote, then Party!

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 10:32 am

Today is the day! Here’s some great advice from campaign buddy Josh: Please make sure to mail in that ballot ASAP if you haven’t yet and keep on your friends & family all through today to vote. Call them, text them, email them, FB them, show up at their house, bang on their windows. Its [...]

My vote will be counted. Will yours?

By: Thursday October 29, 2009 11:00 am

Dear readers, we have reached the penultimate chapter of our story Ballot Voyage: An Approve Referendum 71 ballot odyssey! Chapter 3, in which a ballot signature is validated and the voter is credited with single-handedly saving the Domestic Partnership law from the scourge of hard-hearted anti-family judgmentalists! Well ok, maybe not single-handedly.  In fact, my [...]

"Her R71 ballot was the last document that she attached her signature to."

By: Wednesday October 28, 2009 6:15 pm

Joe Mirabella has given us permission to re-post this story.  I think anyone working in the trenches for human rights will appreciate it. I think of my own late mom often these days – a registered nurse who started the first AIDS testing and support network in her region early in the epidemic, a time [...]

New R-71 poll encouraging, but GOTV still vital

By: Monday October 26, 2009 10:17 pm

Update: Chef Thunder over at SLOG made this disquieting observation But remember this is the first all mail-in ballot it is hard to know who likely voters really are. Please everyone continue to talk to everyone about the importance of voting Approve on R-17 and getting that ballot in the mail.  Because we just really [...]

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