Posted by Russell Daniels on August 31, 2020 at 9:23 AM
written by Dariel Cruz Rodriguez & Elena Ashburn for the Miami Herald
We both pre-registered to vote recently. Our party? No party. We pre-registered as NPAs — no party affiliation — following in the footsteps of 3.7 million of other Floridians. As NPAs, we won’t be tied to any party. In short, we are not satisfied with either the Democratic and Republican parties and how they run the country. More and more young people like us — including young people of color — don’t want to join a political party either.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 31, 2020 at 9:17 AM
written by Dr. Jessie Fields for the South Florida Sun Sentinel
This November, Florida voters have the chance to expand the voting rights of all registered voters by supporting “All Voters Vote” — Amendment 3.
As a Black woman and a physician who grew up in the social isolation of poverty in the Black community of South Philadelphia, I support Joe Biden’s decision to choose Kamala Harris as his running mate. She is a woman of color and a talented politician. And as she said at her announcement, she stands on the shoulders of women of color who came before her.
Posted by Russell Daniels on August 31, 2020 at 9:11 AM
written by the Editorial board of the St. Louis Post Dispatch
If much of St. Louis frequently seems unhappy with the city’s political leadership, it may be because, too often, the mayor and other top officials were chosen by a small minority of the voters. Mayor Lyda Krewson, for example, won the 2017 Democratic primary — which in this Democratic city is tantamount to winning the seat — with just 32% of the vote in a crowded field.
Posted by Russell Daniels on June 04, 2020 at 2:48 PM
Posted by Russell Daniels on June 01, 2020 at 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON — In 2017, in the months after President Donald Trump took office, about four dozen civic leaders in Philadelphia gathered to talk about the years of political polarization that had led to a moment of deep division.
Posted by Russell Daniels on June 01, 2020 at 10:48 AM
BY JOE H. PICKERING JR for Press Herald
BANGOR — Many Mainers, for the first time, have been confronted with what it means to have their right to vote threatened. It’s a deeply unsettling feeling. Which is why editorial boards across the state, including, on April 5, the Maine Sunday Telegram, have called for steps to be taken to ensure broad voter participation and safety.
Posted by Russell Daniels on May 26, 2020 at 10:37 AM
Proposition D for Democracy Campaign Discusses Novel St. Louis Ballot Initiativ
May 21, 2020
Posted by Russell Daniels on March 20, 2020 at 11:04 AM
written by John Opdycke for The Fulcrum
For weeks leading up to the pivotal South Carolina primary, the media warned of a sinister plot hatched by President Trump and Rush Limbaugh called "Operation Chaos."
Posted by Russell Daniels on February 21, 2020 at 12:33 PM
by Neal Simon
Recently, two people who want to help our country advance came to me for advice about running for Congress. One, whom I’ll call Mary, is just left of center on social issues but considers herself a fiscal conservative. She grew up a Republican, but is now a Democrat. John, who labels himself a moderate Republican, is just right of center. He spoke of common sense solutions that satisfy many diverse stakeholders.
Posted by Russell Daniels on February 17, 2020 at 4:11 PM
written by David Ellis & Jeremy Gruber for The Oregonian
North Dakota is often credited as the first state to hold a presidential primary, but it was Oregon that invented it. From 1902 to 1914, Oregon was an engine of democracy innovation, passing a number of reforms that gave citizens more direct control over their government, including a system that allowed voters to put measures directly on the ballot, direct elections for U.S. senators, and the ability to nominate candidates for public office in primaries. These progressive reforms were collectively known as the Oregon System.