Not too long ago, Virginia did not require any type of voter identification. Then it required voter ID, but voters lacking an ID could sign an affirmation. This year, Virginia’s new and strict voter ID law went into effect. Voters were required to have one of various types of identification and voters lacking such ID had..
I was going to set up a petition asking President Obama to intercede with the NHL owners and end the hockey lock-out, but some guy (from Pittsburgh of all places) beat me to it. So please sign his petition HERE and let’s get hockey back.
Virginia Congresman Gerry Connolly is sponsoring in the House and Virginia Senator Mark Warner is co-sponsoring (with Delaware Senator Chris Coons) in the Senate, the Fair, Accurate, Secure and Timely (FAST) Voting Act of 2012 (text below). The FAST ACT would create a competitive grant program in the model of Race to the Top education..
Voting systems are a state (and local) responsibility, although one that they have not been handling well. They could benefit from federal guidance and assistance, as set out in, for example Sen. Coons new bill. The Brennan Center is also doing excellent work on this issue. Virginians need to respond now.
Here is a reprint of an excellent recent Washington Post op-ed regarding some approaches to resolving voting problems. What Obama can do about all those voting problems By Greg Sargent During his victory speech, President Obama surprised and delighted a lot of observers with an offhand reference to fixing our voting problems. After noting that..
Democratic Party of Virginia Chair Brian Moran announced yesterday that after two years of hard work building the party and helping to elect its candidates, he will resign as party chair, effective as of the DPVA’s December 8, 2012 Central Committee meeting. Here is his statement. The term of DPVA Central Committee members and officers (except..
President Obama will be inaugurated to his second term (!) on Monday, January 21, 2013. The Democratic National Committee will meet the next day, Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The Association of State Democratic Chairs will meet in the morning, DNC Committees will meet mid-morning, and the DNC General Session will meet in the afternoon. I’ll..
I couldn’t be happier with the results of election day – the re-election of President Obama, the election of Tim Kaine, and Democrats picking up seats in both the House and the Senate. But having spent from 5 am to 9:30 pm working with attorneys helping voters, it is clear that there are serious problems..
If you haven’t voted yet, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, between 6 am and 7 pm is your last chance! You can find your polling location by going to gottavote.com or vote.barackobama.com, or call our voter protection hotline: 1-855-VOTE-213 (1-855-868-3213). The hotline handles all voting-related issues. You e can call to check their registration status, find their polling place,..
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