voting-rights

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The insanity behind voting: Why your mental health matters at the polls | Ana White

BY: - July 24, 2020

It is in our best interest, in a world and time where anxiety, depression, and coping skills are at their limit, that we don’t mentally exhaust people out of voting.

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I cherish the right to vote. I know how it feels to not have that right | Opinion

BY: - May 30, 2020

For formerly incarcerated people like me, voting gives you a sense of freedom and power that you sat back for years and dreamed about.

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Poll: Majority of voters want Pa. to take action on pandemic inequities | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 18, 2020

The pandemic has made it clear: The gap between haves and have-nots is wider than ever. And voters want state government to fix it.

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The real reason a right-wing group is suing Pa. to scrub its voter rolls | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 29, 2020

Critics say the effort by the conservative group Judicial Watch in an effort that critics say deliberately targets Democrats and voters of color.

Philly MLK Jr. Day of Service to focus on voting rights, U.S. Census

BY: - January 9, 2020

By John N. Mitchell PHILADELPHIA — In celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will highlight the role of African-American women in the suffrage movement and other voting–related themes. The annual event, which takes place Jan. 20, the official federal holiday, is expected to draw upwards of 150,000 […]

Voting rights restoration gives returning felons a voice in more states | Analysis

BY: - January 6, 2020

In every state except Maine and Vermont, felons are stripped of their voting rights while in prison. Eighteen states have moved to restore them.

U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

BY: - December 6, 2019

The bill, a top priority for House Democrats, passed by a vote of 228-187, with U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, breaking GOP ranks.

Here’s how voting will be different in Pennsylvania by the 2020 primary

BY: - October 31, 2019

All Pennsylvania voters will be able to cast a ballot by mail by April 2020.

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This is why the ACLU-PA supports legislation reforming our election laws | Opinion

BY: - October 30, 2019

No one will lose the right to vote because of the elimination of straight party voting. The bill expands access to voting.

Want to vote in this year’s municipal elections? The last day to register is Oct. 7

BY: - September 30, 2019

To vote in the 2019 municipal elections, you must be registered by next Monday, Oct. 7. You can register to vote online here. Or, you can register in person at your county election office or by printing out this form, and mailing it or hand-delivering it to your county election office. If you do not […]

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Your voting habits may depend on when you registered to vote | Analysis

BY: - September 27, 2019

Not all who register vote. Research shows factors like timing and major tragic events can influence who, in the end, makes it out to the polls.

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Rolling back women’s reproductive rights is the newest form of voter suppression | Mary Gay Scanlon

BY: - July 11, 2019

A choice is only a choice if there's an alternative. Too many states - and the federal government - are putting untenable restrictions on a woman's right to make choices about her own healthcare.