Posts Tagged ‘voting

11
Dec
14

On #CRomnibus and purity pouting

Well, a hint of the next 2 years has been washing over us.

The Continuing Resolution Omnibus, which will more or less keep government funded through September 2015 is slouching towards 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. And people are pissed.

It has giveaways to the banksters! It tries to gut Dodd-Frank! It cuts the EPA! It kills DC’s weed law!

Well, Charlies, what the fuck did you expect?

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05
Nov
14

A Tweet Or Two

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05
Nov
14

Hard Truths

There is work to be done. We must keep fighting

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04
Nov
14

Yes, America. There Is Good News Tonight

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04
Nov
14

Blue Means Progress

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04
Nov
14

Your Vote, Your Voice: The Happy Faces Of Change

Hook ‘Em!!!!

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04
Nov
14

The Most Precious Right

Did you know that until 1812, there were property qualifications to be met in order to vote in the United States? (All property qualifications were done away with by 1860.)

Did you know that until the 15th Amendment, non-white men couldn’t vote?

Surely you knew that Senators weren’t elected directly by voters until 1913?

Of course, women didn’t get the vote until 1920.

Oh, and about that 15th Amendment? Non-white citizens (e.g., African Americans) weren’t allowed to vote in most Southern states until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

Poll taxes, which barred many poor from voting, were done away with only in 1964, with the passage of the 24th Amendment.

What these plot points in history show is that the right to vote has not been a broadly accepted right in the history of this country. When the Founders established the republic, the franchise was limited to propertied white males, as they had a “stake” in the nation’s success.

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02
Nov
14

Your Vote, Your Voice. Exercise It

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30
Oct
14

Why Do You Need To Vote Blue? Here Is Your Answer

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26
Oct
14

Souls To The Polls

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