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Corporate Tax Rate

As part of President Biden’s American Job’s Plan, which is an over $2 trillion investment in infrastructure and more, he also launched the “Made in America Tax Plan”. That plan focuses on the taxes paid by large corporations and specifically proposes to raise the corporate tax rate up to 28%. The corporate tax rate had…
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Americans Like to Move!

On Wednesday March 31st, President Joe Biden unveiled his $2 trillion infrastructure plan. The single largest component of the plan is $621 billion for transportation infrastructure, such as roads & bridges, public transit, ports, airports and electric vehicle infrastructure. It contains another $300 billion for water, electricity and broadband infrastructure, and $300 billion for building…
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Virginia abolishes the death penalty – what does America think?

On March 24th, 2021, Virginia abolished the death penalty. While it joins almost half of states (23 in total now), this is particularly significant for the role Virginia has played in the history of the death penalty.  The first execution in the United States took place in Virginia in 1608. The largest number of executions…
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What does America think of a $15 minimum wage?

The American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 Trillion economic stimulus package that is making its way through Congress, includes in the House version (H.R. 1319) an increase of the Federal Minimum Wage from $7.25 to $15. That increase was scrapped from the Senate version, as it was opposed by all Republicans and eight moderate Democratic…
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So what’s in HR.1, the “For the People Act” on Democracy Reform?

Voter turnout in 2020 was 66% of all eligible voters: higher than ever in our history and significantly higher than the 60% who showed up in 2016 or even the 62% in 2008. Many people point to the expanded voting options due to the pandemic as one of the reasons for that increase.  The House…
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

The “DACA” executive order signed by President Obama in 2014 has always been controversial, as it was a response to the inability of Congress to pass immigration reform. In 2017 President Trump rescinded DACA which was subsequently challenged in court and in June 2020 the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump Administration. As one of…
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Accountable Government

With the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the new President and Vice President behind us as well as the certification of the two new senators of Georgia completed, the tumultuous 2020 election season has finally come to an end.  There are some states and cities with important elections this year (Virgina, New…
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Our 2nd Birthday!

On January 3rd 2019 we founded ActiVote. 2 years later we find ourselves reflecting on our journey and are so grateful for the experience. 2020 was a difficult year for everyone as we all learned how to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic; adjusting our professional and personal and civic lives to the new reality. We…
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Voter Suppression vs Voter Fraud

There have long been fierce debates on how many votes were suppressed and how many fraudulent votes were cast. Some believe that voter suppression is rampant around the US and that millions of people do not vote because of the barriers presented to them. They believe that we should make voting easier to reduce voter…
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Paris Climate Accord

One of the differences between candidates Trump and Biden was their opinion on the Paris Climate Accord: under Trump’s presidency the US left the accord, while under a Biden presidency, the US will re-enter the accord.  We conducted a survey to learn what our users think of the Paris Climate Accord. The answers that our…
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