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Florida's Felonious Voting Trap

Florida’s Felonious Voting Trap

by Brentin Mock on September 27 2012, 10:28AM

When it comes to determining who can and cannot vote, misinformation reigns. The tea party movement is eager to exploit that fact.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Meet Our Team of Voting Rights Community Journalists

Meet Our Team of Voting Rights Community Journalists

by Aura Bogado on September 27 2012, 9:55AM

Voting rights are at risk all over the country, so we’ve recruited eyes and ears in key states to help us stay on top of rapidly unfolding events.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Cherokee Nation Demands Scott Brown Apologize For 'Downright Racist' Behavior

Cherokee Nation Demands Scott Brown Apologize For ‘Downright Racist’ Behavior

by Jorge Rivas on September 26 2012, 2:17PM

The Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation issued a strongly worded statement Wednesday denouncing the actions of Sen. Scott Brown staffers and supporters at a campaign rally earlier this week.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Are You and Your Friends Registered to Vote? Here's One Website That Does It All

Are You and Your Friends Registered to Vote? Here’s One Website That Does It All

by Jorge Rivas on September 25 2012, 4:24PM

National Voter Registration Day is today and Colorlines.com/NOW is highlighting a website that’s a one-stop-shop for all your voter registration needs.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

New Yorkers Tag Racist 'Savage' Jihad Subway Ads

New Yorkers Tag Racist ‘Savage’ Jihad Subway Ads

by Jorge Rivas on September 25 2012, 2:28PM

A collection of anti-Muslim ads have been making their way across the country. And in each city, they’re being met with a good dose of truth-telling.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Rep. Maxine Waters Officially Cleared of All Ethics Charges

Rep. Maxine Waters Officially Cleared of All Ethics Charges

by Jorge Rivas on September 25 2012, 12:11PM

The House Ethics Committee on Tuesday officially cleared Rep. Maxine Waters of all ethics charges after nearly three years of investigating the California Democrat.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The Ballot and the Bible: How Voting Can Be a Sacred Act

The Ballot and the Bible: How Voting Can Be a Sacred Act

by Aura Bogado on September 25 2012, 9:48AM

People across the country are organizing their religious communities ahead of this year’s presidential election.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Woman Acting for El Paso County, Co. Clerk's Office Only Registering Republicans [Video]

Woman Acting for El Paso County, Co. Clerk’s Office Only Registering Republicans [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on September 24 2012, 4:36PM

The short video shows a young woman identifying herself as an El Paso County, Co. Clerk’s Office who is there only to hand out registration forms to likely Romney voters.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

SNL Also Thinks Romney Sported Brownface for Univision Town Hall

SNL Also Thinks Romney Sported Brownface for Univision Town Hall

by Jorge Rivas on September 24 2012, 2:29PM

Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” host Seth Meyers went on a rant about President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign strategy Saturday and offered up some advice.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Citizenship and Voter I.D. Laws Could Keep 10 Million Latinos From Voting

Citizenship and Voter I.D. Laws Could Keep 10 Million Latinos From Voting

by Jorge Rivas on September 24 2012, 11:53AM

New study finds that 23 states currently have legal barriers that disproportionately impact voter registration and participation by Latino citizens.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Does Mitt Romney Still Have A Chance? [Reader Forum]

Does Mitt Romney Still Have A Chance? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on September 24 2012, 10:00AM

Colorlines.com community members sound off on Romney’s latest series of gaffes.

Topics: Politics

How the Mayweather-Pacquiao Saga Reminds Us of the Voter ID Game

How the Mayweather-Pacquiao Saga Reminds Us of the Voter ID Game

by Brentin Mock on September 21 2012, 10:06AM

In both boxing and voting, the strategy is the same: keep the opponent away.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Wanna Protect Your Vote? There's an App for That

Wanna Protect Your Vote? There’s an App for That

by Aura Bogado on September 21 2012, 9:38AM

Looking to find out how to protect your right to register and vote? These social media apps can help.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Junot Díaz Calls DREAM Act 'A Tiny Little Bone' for People Who Deserve More

Junot Díaz Calls DREAM Act ‘A Tiny Little Bone’ for People Who Deserve More

by Jorge Rivas on September 20 2012, 6:07PM

“I think the DREAM Act is a tiny little bone that they throw in to a community that deserves a lot more, and certainly I think it’s nice and important but we should be able to recognize the community—the people who do the heavy lifting—and stop afflicting them.”

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Romney's Dad Was on Welfare For First Years of His Life, Says Mom

Romney’s Dad Was on Welfare For First Years of His Life, Says Mom

by Jorge Rivas on September 20 2012, 3:04PM

Welfare wasn’t always a dirty word In the Romney family tree.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Romney Asked Four Times If He'll Get Rid of Deferred Action, No Clear Answer

Romney Asked Four Times If He’ll Get Rid of Deferred Action, No Clear Answer

by Jorge Rivas on September 20 2012, 11:55AM

Romney first criticized President Obama for failing to pass immigration reform and then went on pledge to pass immigration himself but evaded the question.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Latina Voter Schools Romney in New Political Ad

Latina Voter Schools Romney in New Political Ad

by Jorge Rivas on September 19 2012, 4:30PM

The ad stars a Latina who takes Romney to task for saying he would have a better shot at winning the presidency if he were Latino.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Pa. Supreme Court Doubts State Can Comply With Its Own Voter ID Law

Pa. Supreme Court Doubts State Can Comply With Its Own Voter ID Law

by Brentin Mock on September 19 2012, 11:16AM

From the voters’ perspective, the Court’s unresolved issue is rooted in the age-old conundrum best expressed by Mos Def: “Why do I need ID to get ID? If I had ID, I wouldn’t need ID.”

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Soledad O'Brien Asks Romney Aide if It's 'Just a Hot Mess In There?' [Video]

Soledad O’Brien Asks Romney Aide if It’s ‘Just a Hot Mess In There?’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on September 18 2012, 3:10PM

CNN host Soledad O’Brien asked Romney adviser Bay Buchanan on Tuesday if the campaign is just a hot mess!

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Pa. Supreme Court Leaves Voter ID Law in Limbo

by Brentin Mock on September 18 2012, 3:10PM

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court just issued a 4-2 ruling on the state’s voter ID law saying that the matter should be kicked back to the lower Commonwealth Court for further review.

Topics: Voting Rights, /NOW, Politics