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Australian Churches: Eight Stances On The Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Last week, Australians began to receive postal survey forms enabling them to have their say on whether or not same-sex marriage should be legalised. For some people, this is a matter of conscience and human rights but for others, the...Show More Summary

Australian Churches: Their Stance On The Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Last week, Australians began to receive postal survey forms enabling them to have their say on whether or not same-sex marriage should be legalised. For some people, this is a matter of conscience and human rights but for others, the...Show More Summary

Fired for using birth control? Calif. bill would protect workers’ rights

Last week, the California State Assembly voted 45-13 in favor of Bill 569, sending it on to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature. If signed into law, the bill will make it illegal for employers to fire workers for their reproductive decisions, including using birth control and getting an abortion. Show More Summary

Trump's election fraud panel a 'calamitous failure' that's already suppressing the vote

Donald Trump's sham election commission is doing exactly as well as you might expect or, actually, even worse. Former election officials and civil rights advocates say the panel is a disaster that far from improving voter confidence in our elections is already harming the system and even suppressing the vote. Show More Summary

McCain may support bill to gut health care (but he'll still have coverage for his cancer treatment)

In July, Republican Sen. John McCain did the right thing for the first time in a long, long time, when he cast the decisive vote to kill Republican efforts to gut health care for millions of Americans. Apparently he’s rethinking that moment of statesmanship and conscience: x McCain tells @GarrettHaake he wants bipartisan bill with wks of hearings. Show More Summary

“Senate Democrats to Hold Hearing on Ways to Protect and Strengthen the Right to Vote”

Advisory via email: On Tuesday, September 19th at 3:00 PM, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, along with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, … Continue reading ?

Trump Pick for Civil Rights Role Is a Lawyer Who’s Pushed Voting Restrictions

In mid-August, as Washington reeled over the deadly white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump quietly announced his pick for the top civil rights job at the Department of Homeland Security. The woman he chose doesn’t have a background in national security or in protecting civil rights. Instead, she’s a Republican election lawyer who has […]

Who's Winning the Emmys Red Carpet? You Be the Judge

With every dress that walks the Emmys red carpet, we know you're making mental notes. In love with this one? Over that one? Make all your feelings known when you cast your vote on each and every gown. Just swipe left or right to tell us how you really feel.

12 incredible beachfront villas in Bali

Everyone’s talking about Bali right now and no wonder – it was voted TripAdvisor’s number 1 destination for 2017 and, for sure, the never-ending coastline of sandy beaches is one of the reasons why. We’ve already explained why renting...Show More Summary

Maryland city's plan to let noncitizens vote in local elections hits a snag. It didn't have enough votes

It turns out that a suburban Maryland city did not have enough votes after all to grant voting rights to noncitizens, officials said Saturday. The College Park City Council voted 4 to 3 with one member abstaining Tuesday night on an amendment to the city’s charter that would allow noncitizens to...

College Park, MD didn’t vote to allow illegal aliens to vote

The other day we told you that the College Park, Maryland city council voted to allow illegal aliens the right to vote. Turns out we were wrong, according to Fox5DC; The council voted 4-3 Tuesday night in favor of the amendment that would have allowed legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants to vote in its […]

Gerrymandering Goes Back to Court

Listen to Episode 72 of Slate’s Amicus: When the Supreme Court term opens next month, perhaps no issue will be more urgent—and more complicated—than voting rights. One of the first cases the justices will hear is Gill v. Whitford, a challenge to the 2011 redrawing of district lines in Wisconsin. Show More Summary

Voting Rights Roundup: Supreme Court stays orders to redraw racially gerrymandered Texas districts

Leading Off ? Texas: In a major blow to voting rights, the Supreme Court ruled five-to-four along ideological lines on Tuesday to stay two recent lower court rulings that had ordered Texas Republicans to redraw their congressional and state House districts. Show More Summary

The Right to Decide When to Vote: Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

Voting in the United States is not a "use it or lose it" right. This case challenges Ohio’s practice of ‘purging’ or removing people who vote infrequently from its voting rolls. Since this practice began in 1994, hundreds of thousands have been eliminated from voter registration lists. Show More Summary

“Residents of U.S. Territories Ask Court to Expand Voting Rights

Courthouse News Service: U.S. Circuit Judge David Hamilton asked whether the differences in absentee voting rights between the territories could be due to their unique political histories. After all, “there are unique, one-of-a-kind, custom deals with each territory,” Hamilton said. … Continue reading ?

Women's Hall of Fame to induct 10, mark NY vote centennial

The National Women's Hall of Fame will add 10 inductees during a weekend that will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in New York. … Click to Continue »

Fun Friday: Crypto Crystal Ball

Chris Burniske posted this Twitter poll a few days ago: Given the tense #crypto market environment right now, are you expecting: — Chris Burniske (@cburniske) September 14, 2017 I voted for option one. I think the crypto markets will be under pressure for at least the remainder of the year. But I am a buyer […]

Trump Lied About 'Voter Fraud'—Now He Wants to Steal People's Votes

When Trump claimed that millions "voted illegally" in 2016, it laid the groundwork for a voter commission that looks set to restrict rights to minorities. Of the hundreds of whoppers that President Trump has told since his election, an early one remains the most toxic. Show More Summary

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