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Posted by | May 24, 2012
Battleground Caucuses: North Carolina

Want to know more about what’s happening in battleground states like Ohio and Pennsylvania? Curious about key races and major ballot initiatives coming up? Come to one of these battleground...

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Posted by | May 21, 2012
Chairman’s Pub Quiz VI: Revenge of the Chairman

Last year’s competition was plagued by controversy, as a heated debate over the proper name of a particular Southeast Asian nation led to fierce, unbridled protest which made Madison, WI,...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Take a Walk, Scott: Post-Mortem of the Wisconsin Recalls

On June 5, progressives across the country will either be celebrating Scott Walker's recall loss or angry about his victory. Either way, this panel will serve as a post-mortem for...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Whose Law Is It Anyway? ALEC’s Influence on State Legislatures and What We Can Do About It

The American Legislative Exchange Council has been behind virtually every major right-wing state law in the past two years, including union-busting, teacher-bashing, voter suppression, attacks on immigrants, privatizing basic public...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Latino Vote Matters: Immigration, Power, and an Interactive Look at the Map

Over the past decade, Latino voters have increased their political power and made a decisive impact in races at all levels, including the last presidential election.  This is even more...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Winning Without a Vote: Working with Federal Agencies to Advance a Progressive Agenda

Lobbying Congress can seem like an impossible uphill climb even in the best of times, but there are alternative ways to make progress. There's much to be done without worrying...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
That Will Never Work: What Progressives Can Learn from OWS

When Occupy Wall Street first started, almost no one thought it would work. What does the explosion of interest in OWS say about the tactics of the occupation? What can...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Citizens United, Super PACs and the Fight for Our Democracy

The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United opened the floodgates to massive amounts of anonymous corporate spending in our elections and allowed Super PACs to spend millions on campaign ads...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
Protecting Voting Rights in Communities of Color in 2012

Black and brown voters turned out in record numbers in 2008. However, the introduction of voter ID initiatives in many states creates a new barrier for many Americans, particularly in...

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Posted by | April 7, 2012
The War on Voting

In 2011 we witnessed the most significant rollback of voting rights since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, with conservative legislators and governors passing laws in more...

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