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Vote for strong families

Strong Families, an initiative to raise awareness and change policy around poverty as it impacts all of us, is running an election day campaign to increase voter turn-out. Using art and a nifty tool that allows you to upload a picture of yourself with a frame that says, “vote for us,” they are bringing attention to the reality that most of us are not living with a variety of taken for granted support structures in our lives, stating simply,

“From a lack of affordable childcare and afterschool programs, to immigration policy and marriage equality, the way we make policy and allocate resources needs to catch up to the way we live.”

The day to day wonk-o-palooza of the election can be draining and ...

Strong Families, an initiative to raise awareness and change policy around poverty as it impacts all of us, is running an election day campaign to increase voter turn-out. Using art and a nifty tool that allows you ...

Two cents on the polls and the noise

Following all of the threads and commentary to our great national contest, I needed to read something centering.

Here’s 1988 Joan Didion on the presidential campaign:

When we talk about the process, then, we are talking, increasingly, not about “the democratic process,” or the general mechanism affording the citizens of a state a voice in its affairs, but the reverse: a mechanism seen as so specialized that access to it is correctly limited to its own professionals, to those who manage policy and those who report on it, to those who run the polls and those who quote them, to those who ask and those who answer the questions on the Sunday shows, to the media consultants, to the columnists, to ...

Following all of the threads and commentary to our great national contest, I needed to read something centering.

Here’s 1988 Joan Didion on the presidential campaign:

When we talk about the process, then, we are talking, increasingly, not ...

“Creepy anti women laws” shown in perspective.

Comedian and writer Lizz Winstead puts these creepy laws into perspective:

Winstead launched Lady Parts Justice last week in response to GOP coordinated war on women’s bodies, health,  and privacy. Winstead offers more in explanation:

Look, it’s time to stop being polite and start asking, “What the fuck do you think you are trying to pull here?”

It is time to ask, “Why the fuck are men and women who are inexcusably incompetent continually being elected into statehouses, governorships and THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS? And how the fuck is it that this asshole serves on THE SCIENCE COMMITTEE of The House of Representatives?!

ENOUGH.

Women are not faking rape and they don’t have magical powers to deactivate rape sperm. We are not ...

Comedian and writer Lizz Winstead puts these creepy laws into perspective:

Winstead launched Lady Parts Justice last week in response to GOP coordinated war on women’s bodies, health,  and privacy. Winstead offers more in explanation:

Look, ...

Post-debate reflections: Big Bird is now a partisan issue

As a country, we all sat together last night waiting for what was to come in the debates yesterday evening. Surely, it would be a good show, considering how salacious election related headlines have been. We waited for gaffes and a few zingers–oh my! Or maybe talk of the 47%?! Or for Obama to finally call Romney out for his lying habit and his penchant for protecting the interests of the super rich.

Unfortunately, most of the debate was pretty boring. The issues that many of us really wanted to hear positions on went unanswered–what’s going on with immigration reform? Reproductive rights? Equal pay? Same-sex marriage? The issues that matter to us seemed hauntingly absent.

Obama seemed shaky, but his answers ...

As a country, we all sat together last night waiting for what was to come in the debates yesterday evening. Surely, it would be a good show, considering how salacious election related headlines have been. We ...

Senator Scott Brown’s staffers mock Elizabeth Warren with racist chant

How charming! Senator Scott Brown’s staffers were caught on tape chanting Indian War whoops with some tomahawk chops for good measure.  The racist chant is apparently intended to mock Elizabeth Warren for her Native American roots.  WCVB news in Boston confirmed that Deputy Chief of Staff Greg Casey and Constituent Service Counsel Jack Richard, State Director Jerry McDermott, special assistant Jennifer Franks and GOP operative Brad Garrett are pictured in the video.

The controversy over Warren’s Native American roots has always been silly.  Warren is originally from the state of Oklahoma where either you have verifiable Native American roots or you grow up hearing about how you have Native American roots.  The truth is that it’s hard to prove either ...

How charming! Senator Scott Brown’s staffers were caught on tape chanting Indian War whoops with some tomahawk chops for good measure.  The racist chant is apparently intended to mock Elizabeth Warren for her Native American roots. ...

Today is National Voter Registration Day!

Voter registration deadlines nationwide are fast approaching and the Obama campaign as well as 1,000 other organizations, including Facebook, Google, and Rolling Stone Magazine are making a major push online and off to register as many people as possible for the upcoming election. Below you will find a form to register to vote, if you haven’t already, and that you can pass along to family and friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even email to get everyone engaged in one of their most important duties as a citizen.

Early voting has already begun in some states and GottaVote.com is also an invaluable resource that has all of the relevant information and is worth checking in case you live ...

Voter registration deadlines nationwide are fast approaching and the Obama campaign as well as 1,000 other organizations, including Facebook, Google, and Rolling Stone Magazine are making a major push online and off to register as ...

“They don’t sit in their apartment and die…” and other Romney ‘gaffes’.

I’m not the only one who’s asked this question out loud, but alas: Does Mitt Romney even want to be President?

If you weren’t watching the Emmys last night, perhaps you caught this light bright snappy answer from Candidate Romney on 60 Minutes in response to a question regarding access to health care for all Americans:

“Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance,” he said in an interview with Scott Pelley of CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night. “If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care. And different states have different ways of ...

I’m not the only one who’s asked this question out loud, but alas: Does Mitt Romney even want to be President?

If you weren’t watching the Emmys last night, perhaps you caught this light bright snappy answer from ...

Obama for America launches “For All” website to hit Romney for dismissing half the nation

In 2008, Obama for America broke down barriers with their website format which mirrored Facebook (and was in fact designed by one of the founders of Facebook) and in doing so appealed specifically to younger voters.  This year, the Obama campaign is leaps and bounds ahead of Team Romney when it comes to the effective use of social media.

Today they have launched a great new interactive site in response to Mitt Romney’s now infamous (and a popular GIF’d “gaffe”) 47% video which shows America which campaign is FOR ALL which is intended to target voters between the ages of 18-29 (for a second I’ll pretend that I’m 29).

The images will appear on the Obama 2012 Instagram and everyone can ...

In 2008, Obama for America broke down barriers with their website format which mirrored Facebook (and was in fact designed by one of the founders of Facebook) and in doing so appealed specifically to younger voters.  This ...

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