Topic: Voter Organizing

Nov 2, 2014/11:28 AM

Effects of Virginia’s New Voter Photo ID Law on the Asian American Community

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October 27, 2014 By Jenny Chen   The humble photo ID. You show it at banks to deposit money. You show it at bars to get your drink. You show it before you board a plane. But in the last couple of years, the photo ID has been embroiled in a behind-the-scenes political tug of war. The tug of war …


Oct 29, 2014/10:27 PM

Virginia voting rights groups mobilize for Election Day and new photo ID law

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By Jenna Portnoy October 29 at 8:22 PM When Virginia’s new voter identification law goes into effect statewide Tuesday, voting rights groups will monitor select polling places to help people comply with the rules, which are among the nation’s strictest. For years, voters have been required to provide identification at the polls, but this year — for the first time …


Oct 27, 2014/06:01 PM

2014 Election Protection Trainings

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ELECTION PROTECTION TRAININGS   Thank you again for signing up to help with our Election Protection program this year. It is very important that we make sure that ALL eligible voters can cast their ballot. When you signed up to help out on Election Day we said we would be sending you more info regarding a 2 hour training this …


Oct 23, 2014/12:39 PM

Rush is on to prepare Americans for new voting laws

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By William Douglas McClatchy Washington Bureau October 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks before Americans go to the polls, a scramble is on to educate voters and election officials nationwide about a spate of new voting laws that could affect turnout and impact key gubernatorial and Senate races. The hodgepodge of education efforts, in states such as North …


Aug 20, 2014/11:40 AM

Voter ID: GOP win in Southwest Virginia Senate race secures Republican control of legislature

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Virginia Politics GOP win in Southwest Virginia Senate race secures Republican control of legislature By Laura Vozzella and Wesley Robinson August 19 at 10:35 PM RICHMOND — Republican A. Benton Chafin Jr. won a state Senate seat Tuesday that secured GOP control of the General Assembly, dimming Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s legislative prospects and erasing the last vestige of blue from …


Aug 7, 2014/06:08 PM

Virginia elections board makes voter ID requirements more stringent

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 The Washington Post By Jenna Portnoy August 7 at 8:23 AM Adding fuel to an already contentious debate over voter identification laws, Virginia’s State Board of Elections decided this week that voters must present a current photo ID or one that has expired within the past year to cast a ballot. The Republican-controlled board voted 2 to 0 Wednesday, with …


Jul 16, 2014/09:59 AM

Nguyen: Making voting hassle-free

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Nguyen: Making voting hassle-free PILOTONLINE.COM By Tram Nguyen © July 16, 2014 The principle of American democracy rests on the idea that each person has a vote that is cast and counted equally, regardless of who they are or where they come from. There’s no haggling over the rights of any registered voter to vote, and any attempt to do …


Nov 14, 2012/01:59 PM

From Margin to Center*: Virginia and the New Southern Battleground

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by Jon Liss For 50 years Virginia and the South have been relegated to political backwater on the margins of history.   With our racially polarized voting patterns, systemic disenfranchisement of people of color, relative absence of unions or social justice institutions, and two dominant political parties generally competing for the same mythic white middle class male voter – no one …


Nov 6, 2012/02:29 AM

Everything you need to vote

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The polls open in less than 11 hours. You and other voters in Virginia will play a huge role in deciding who is in the White House for the next four years. And there is so much at stake here in the Commonwealth. We have more work to do to get out the vote, but we here at VNM want …


Nov 2, 2012/07:24 PM

Exposed! Voter Intimidation and Fraud from the Right Wing!

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Did you see someone being turned away from voting? Did you have problems at your polling pace? Call 866-OUR-VOTE to report any problems and post the story at OurVoteLive.org The Tea Party-affiliated organization, True the Vote has promised to recruit thousands of volunteers to help hand conservatives a victory at the polls this November. Their methods? They intend to deceive …