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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO VOTE!

ELECTION DAY 2012 Participate. Be Heard. VOTE. Everything you need to know to VOTE: 1. Am I REGISTERED to VOTE? Find out if you are REGISTERED to VOTE here  2. WHAT kind of ID do I need to bring to VOTE? Find your state’s VOTER ID requirements here  3. WHERE do I go to VOTE? Find your … Continue reading

Election Eve: Obama and Romney Make Their Final Case

via John Whitesides, Reuters President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney make a frenetic dash to a series of crucial swing states on Monday, delivering their final arguments to voters on the last day of an extraordinarily close race for the White House. After a long, bitter and expensive campaign, national polls show Obama … Continue reading

Mitt Romney’s Son Invested In Electronic Voting Machines In Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington, and Colorado

via Gerry Bello, Bob Fitrakis, and Harvey Wasserman, Truth Out Will you cast your vote this fall on a faulty electronic machine that’s partly owned by the Romney Family? Will that machine decide whether Romney will then inherit the White House Through a closely held equity fund called Solamere, Mitt Romney and his wife, son … Continue reading

Ohio: Supreme Court Sides With Democrats, Refuses To Block Early Voting

via The Salt Lake Tribune The Supreme Court sided with Democrats on Tuesday in refusing to block a decision over disputed early voting days in the battleground state of Ohio, giving President Barack Obama’s campaign a victory three weeks before the election. The court refused a request by the state’s Republican elections chief and attorney … Continue reading

Ohio Judge Allows Student To Wear Pro-Gay Shirt As Lawsuit Unfolds

via Andrew Belonsky, Towleroad A little update on a story out of Ohio: a federal judge yesterday ruled that high school student Maverick Couch can continue wearing his “Jesus is not a homophobe” t-shirt as the court decides a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal against the Waynesville School District. Couch says he originally took off … Continue reading

The Equal Rights Amendment: Now Is the Time

[Editress’ Note: Today marks the 40th anniversary of the day Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment in 1972, which guarantees equal protection under the law regardless of sex, but today it is still not included in our Constitution. Today we are facing a War on Women. We must fight back. The ERA must be ratified … Continue reading

Ohio State Senator Introduces Viagra Bill To Counter Anti-Contraception Legislation

via Laura Bassett, The Huffington Post As a member of a heavily male- and GOP-dominated state Senate since 2008, Ohio legislator Nina Turner says she has cringed watching her colleagues pass bill after bill to regulate women’s reproductive health. Now, the Democrat has become the latest in a series of female state legislators to give … Continue reading

Sears Leaving Illinois? Gov. Quinn: Ohio Offered Retailer $400 Million

via The Huffington Post With the Illinois state legislature still deliberating a tax incentive package to lure both Sears Holdings Corp. and the CME Group to keep their operations in the state, an offer from another state referenced by Gov. Pat Quinn serves as a stark reminder of how high the stakes are. Quinn told … Continue reading

Wisconsin Unions Encouraged By Ohio Vote

via Dinesh Ramde, AP, USA TODAY The resounding rejection of an anti-union law by Ohio voters provides a huge boost for Democrats and union officials preparing for their next major battle — the attempted recall of Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker — but their prospects could be clouded by the differences between the two Midwestern … Continue reading

Ohio Vote On Labor Is Parsed For Omens

via Sabrina Tavernise and Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times The landslide vote to repeal an Ohio law that limits collective bargaining has sounded a strong note of caution for Republican governors and lawmakers across the country, raising questions about some of their legislative efforts, especially those that would weaken labor unions. But the victory, … Continue reading

Bilingual Voting Ballots Ordered In 25 States

via Hope Yen, The Huffington Post In the run-up to the 2012 elections, the federal government is ordering that 248 counties and other political jurisdictions provide bilingual ballots to Hispanics and other minorities who speak little or no English. That number is down from a decade ago following the 2000 census, which covered 296 counties … Continue reading

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