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The same New Jersey that re-elected Christie also voted to raise the minimum wage

TweetNew Jersey voted Tuesday to re-elect Chris Christie as Governor by an overwhelming margin.  Pundits are focusing on Christie’s win as a sign of a Republican resurgence, but the same electorate in New Jersey that voted for Christie, voted to raise the minimum wage. Via Think Progress: In New Jersey, the minimum wage, which was [...]
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VA and NJ Governor elections offer mixed bag for reproductive rights

Tweet While proponents of access to reproductive health services can rejoice in Virginia with Terry McAuliffe’s victory over Ken Cuccinelli to become the state’s new governor, New Jersey residents are stuck with Governor Chris Christie. East coast political junkies, organizers, campaigners, and other people with high stakes in their state elections have found themselves knee deep [...]
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Quick Hit: Congratulations North Carolina you have worst voter suppression bill in America

TweetYesterday, the Governor of North Carolina Pat McCroy, finally signed the nation’s worst voter suppression law.  North Carolina which has been in the news lately for negative things like, #motocyclevagina bills, which included abortion restrictions in a bill about motorcycles.  Now they are on record, as the state with the worst voter suppression. Via Think [...]
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With some electoral gains in Iraq, women candidates work towards change

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetCross-posted from UN Women To run as a political candidate in Iraq demands courage and determination – even more so for a woman. Fourteen candidates, including one woman, were murdered in the run-up to local elections held in April – the first elections to be run by the Iraqis themselves without any international help since [...]
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Are Republicans already giving up on their electoral college rigging scheme?

TweetAfter getting their butts kicked by Democrats in 2012, Republicans huddled up to strategize how to win in the next presidential election.  Did they make any real effort to reflect on their own policy platform and rhetoric that turns off large swaths of the electorate? No, of course not. Instead, they set up a scheme to [...]
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