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Plot Your Politics

Planning Your Vote

Former heavyweight boxing World Champion Mike Tyson famously said: “Everyone has a plan: until they get punched in the face”. We were wondering whether his words also apply to voting. First, we wondered whether people actually have a plan (to vote). Second, how often do these plans get derailed? ActiVote helps our users plan their…
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Biden’s Slipping Approval Rating

The main story in the mainstream media after nine months of the Biden presidency is about his declining approval rating which in most polls has slipped from a high of mid-50s to now a low of mid-40s. Some opinion writers are already looking ahead to 2024 and make comparisons with recent 1-term presidents like Jimmy…
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Telling our money where to go!

“Budgeting isn’t about limiting yourself – it’s about making the things that excite you possible.” ~Unknown Join us for two special events. First – a discussion with Chris Towner from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget to answer our top questions about the federal budget. Where is our money going? How are decisions being…
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Native American Voting Rights

Even if rules about voting are the same for everyone, they may affect different people differently. If you have lived in the same house all your life, you may only need to register to vote once. If you move from one rental property to the next every year, updating your registration is a yearly event.…
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Civic Holidays

Some holidays are special. For some people it may be Thanksgiving, originating from 1621. For others, perhaps with links to the military or memories of war, it may be Memorial Day, originating from 1868. Or, it may be Labor Day, originating in 1883. And for those striving for racial equality, it may be Juneteenth, which…
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Automatic Voter Registration

Tuesday September 28th, 2021 is National Voter Registration Day, a good day to reflect on how easy or difficult it is for people to register to vote. For some people, who have lived all of their adult lives at the same address, registering to vote may be a distant memory of something they did just…
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Infrastructure Week Results

Introduction As part of the Infrastructure Week ActiVote event, run in the ActiVote app from August 31st-September 16th, 2021, a poll on 11 topics, 2 bills, and 1 procedure question was executed. The policy topics were:– Cyber Security– Disaster Relief– Electric Vehicles– High Speed Rail– Lead Pipes– Legacy Pollution Cleanup– Ports– Power Grid Vulnerability– Public…
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National Service

Every now and again someone will bring up National Service as a solution to the problem of our country being divided.  In July 2021, in an op-ed in the New York Times, Jonathan Holloway, president of Rutgers University, argued for having every young American before their 25th year complete a year of compulsory national service…
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Building Bridges on Infrastructure

We need your voice! September 1st through September 15th! Congress is considering major action to address our nation’s infrastructure. Our elected officials have made real progress toward a bipartisan agreement to shore up our roads and mass transit, expand broadband internet access, improve our water systems, and more. This has made infrastructure an issue of…
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Private Sector Labor Unions

President Joe Biden has been overtly pro-union his entire career and has not changed his tune since he took office. By the end of April 2021, he established a White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment to ensure that his agenda is enacted. At the same time, a recent attempt to unionize an…
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