Posts Tagged democracy

CLPP 2012: 6 things you didn’t know about the 2012 presidential election

What’s the deal with the 2012 presidential election?

In the CLPP session “2012 Elections: Representing Our Communities” a stellar panel of advocates and policy makers came together to answer that very question. They talked about where things are at with elections in the U.S., where they are going, and how we can continue to work to ensure that people of all ages in our communities are represented in the 2012 presidential elections in particular.

Speakers included Deborah Peterson Small, founder and director of Break the Chains, Julia Reticker-Flynn, Manager of the Youth Activist Network at Advocates for Youth, Representative Ellen Story (D-MA-3rd Hampshire), and  Sarah Audelo, the panel moderator and Senior Manager of Domestic Policy at Advocates for Youth.

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What’s the deal with the 2012 presidential election?

In the CLPP session “2012 Elections: Representing Our Communities” a stellar panel of advocates and policy makers came together to answer that very question. They talked about where things are ...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party wins election

Yesterday, Myanmar’s government confirmed that dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party , the National League for Democracy, won a sweeping victory in the nation’s weekend by-elections. National state radio and television reported that Ms. Suu Kyi’s party won 43 of the 45 open parliamentary seats.

Calling the results a “a triumph of the people” Suu Kyi’s party won a victory that marks an important turn for her  political career and for her nation as it emerges from a half-century of military rule.

Change in Myanmar began in November 2010, when then-new President Thein Sein instituted a set of national reforms. One important element of these reforms included engaging in a dialogue with Nobel Prize winning opposition ...

Yesterday, Myanmar’s government confirmed that dissident leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party , the National League for Democracy, won a sweeping victory in the nation’s weekend by-elections. National state radio and television reported ...