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The Rise of the (Fictional) Female Politician: It’s Time for Reality to Match Our Hollywood Stars

October 30, 2014
Over the past decade, we’ve seen a rise in strong female political leaders on television. President Laura Roslin in the 2004 remake of Battlestar Galactica comes to mind. Not to mention Leslie Knope of Parks and Rec, as well as a slew of others who are bringing the political savvy and talent of...
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Head Smacker: Voter ID Laws Further Silence Those Whose Voices Need To Be Heard The Most

October 15, 2014
“There is only one motivation for imposing burdens on voting that are ostensibly designed to discourage voter-impersonation fraud, if there is not actual danger of such fraud, and that is to discourage voting by persons likely to vote against the party responsible for imposing the burden.” – 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard A. Posner
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From Cuddling to Canvassing

October 14, 2014
Lately, our idea of a hot date is to fling ourselves onto the couch. Then my husband casts me a knowing glance. I nod. And the big turn on begins. With the touch of Casanova, he fondles not just one, but five remotes, as we settle in to enjoy the PBS series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor...
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11 Great Reasons to Vote

October 14, 2014
We’re just a few weeks away from an incredibly important election. The votes people cast Nov. 4 will shape our future and our children’s. I’m sure you are planning to vote, but maybe you know people who are on the fence—who think elections in non-presidential years just aren’t that important. Not...
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Google unveils some cool new GOTV tools

October 10, 2014
Google is making it easier for people to vote! If you search for "How do I vote" or "register to vote" or lots of other things you'll get localized, detailed information on how / where to vote, including (at least for Minnesota) information on how to check your registration status. Try googling "...
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I’ll Give You One Very Good Reason to Vote: the Minimum Wage!!

October 10, 2014
Do you need a good reason to vote on November 4th? How about the fact that 2/3 of minimum wage workers are women and they only earn $14,500/year!
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Voting in NC this year?

October 9, 2014
This is an important election year in North Carolina. In addition to a high profile US Senate race, North Carolinians will be voting on members of Congress, the entire NC General Assembly, members of the NC Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and District Courts as well as a number of local races. The...
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Our Hand on the Scales of Justice: Bringing Balance

October 6, 2014
Some people are losing hope that we will ever overcome some of our nation’s most troubling social and political challenges. But there is hope. The answer lies in ensuring that policymakers and policies reflect the full cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, religious, spiritual and political diversity...
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Mes Nacional de La Herencia Hispana - El poder de las Mamás Latinas

October 6, 2014
El 15 de septiembre se dio inicio al Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana. Durante todo un mes, hasta el 15 de octubre, cada año se celebra la cultura, historia y tradiciones de los Hispanos en Estados Unidos. El sitio oficial hispanicheritagemonth.gov explica el origen de esta celebración: “La...
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Hispanic Heritage Month Reflections: Latina Mamás Are Powerful

October 6, 2014
September 15 marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the rest of this month and until October 15, there will be celebrations all over the country honoring the culture, history and traditions of U.S. Hispanics. The U.S. government’s website hispanicheritagemonth.gov...
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