Conservative Group targets protesters with personal database

from Facing South Sue Sturgis / June 19, 2013 via Portside list-serve Art Pope-funded group launches database targeting Moral Monday arrestees The John W. Pope Civitas Institute, a conservative think tank based in Raleigh, N.C., has launched a database targeting people who’ve been arrested as part of the Moral Monday nonviolent protests at the state […]

NYCLU & Community Groups Criticize Suffolk County for Rejecting Online Voter Registration Applications

Suffolk’s unlawful policy of rejecting valid voter registration applications submitted through the New York DMV’s online system.

Party Transfer Day 11/8/11

IW:  Everyone knows that 11/5 is Bank Transfer Day.  We should have Party Transfer Day on Election Day 11/8.  On 11/5, depositors should move their money out of the corporate banks and into self-controlled credit unions. On 11/8 voters should move their votes and enrollment out of corporate parties — the Democratic Party and Republican […]

Civil Rights/Voting Rights hero Annie Lee Cooper dies at age 100

Thanks to Ballot Access News for the tip. (excerpt from) Selma Times Journal Annie Lee Cooper, civil rights legend, dies Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Annie Lee Cooper, a civil rights hero, died Wednesday afternoon at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. She was 100 years old. Cooper became known worldwide in 1965 for a confrontation with Sheriff […]

Voting Info? Voting Problems? Hotline, etc.

Democray Now! gave out some good voter information this morning. If you have trouble voting today, you can contact Election Protection‘s voting hotline at: 1-866-ourvote or 1-866-687-8683

La Pietra Working with County Clerks to Prepare for Analysis of Voting Conditions

Gathering Information on Precincts, Polling Places, Voter Counts to Be Ready When Citizens Send in Survey Responses After Election Will Follow Up Early Next Week, Then Publicize Status of Counties’ Responses Next, Will Ask for Lists of Official Write-In Candidates, Post on Website After Oct. 22 Filing Deadline to Make Elections Fairer, Better for Them […]

Register to vote: In NY, last day is Friday, October 8, 2010

*All US voters: For a list of voter registration deadlines in each state, see Head Count website: here.     Thanks to Capitol Confidential at the Times Union for the reminder. The last day for New Yorkers to register to vote, in order to participate in the November 2010 elections is:  Friday, October 8th (Except […]

TN legislator gives up attempt to require proof of citizenship with voter registration

from Ballot Access News Tennessee Legislator Gives Up Attempt to Require Proof of Citizenship to Accompany Voter Registration Forms February 9th, 2010 Last year, Tennessee Representative Eric Watson (R-Cleveland) introduced HB 270, to require new voters, when they register, to include a copy of a passport, birth certificate, or naturalization certificate, to prove that the […]

Very important ACORN/Voter Registration Video

Colbert: Word of the Day. Very good. It’s here:

Judge deems voter caging wrong

A federal judge in the Eastern District has made a ruling that would stop “voter caging.” (excerpt from) Washington Post on line Judge Says Mich. Policy Violated Voting Law By Mary Pat Flaherty Michigan violated federal law when it removed about 1,500 newly registered voters from its rolls this year after voter identification cards mailed […]

Saturday, Oct. 11th, last chance to vote in NY

Seems like a law about having an in-person day to register during  a presidential election has turned today, Saturday,  October 11th, into an extra, last chance day to register to vote in New York.  Please check with your Board of Elections for details. I discovered that two of the places to go in Long Island […]

Wrong Island, Last Internationale & McKinney/Clemente stickers, and more…

Buckle up kids.   I get an email out of the blue from Vincent Giordano of Wrong Island Records saying they had “organized a Voter Registration event on September 27th 2008 at Sinclair’s Pub in West Babylon, NY” on Saturday night.  Well, I emailed him back and asked if it would be ok if we got […]

Green Party at Suffolk Community College event: Sun. 9/14

Suffolk Community College Brentwood Campus Sagtikos Building, Auditorium Sunday, Sept. 14th at 12 noon As part of a multi-partisan Voter Education and Registration Drive for the Haitian Community come hear Green Party representatives take their turn to explain our party Evergreen Chou, GPNYS Green Party State Committee Member from NYC Kimberly Wilder, GP-US Diversity Committee […]

Tonight: Lights out to stop global warming

I think this event is an exciting, personally empowering way to express oneself. It reminds me of the voluntary blackout on the first day of summer that some people got really excited about (including me.) More and video posted below. – Lights Out for Earth Hour This Saturday, March 29, 2008, a global “lights out” […]