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  • Register to vote

    Today is National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan event that's encouraging people to make their voices heard and get involved in our democracy by registering to vote. Here's the best part: You can do it all online in just a few steps.

    Just plug your information into the tool we've included in this blog post or at www.gottaregister.com. It really is that simple. And once you're registered, make sure your friends are too. Share this post with five people you know who might not be registered to vote.

  • Are you registered to vote?

    Right now, it’s just 46 days until we have the chance to reelect President Obama and send Democrats to office all over this country. But the excitement has already begun: Absentee ballots are now available in North Carolina, Virginia, and elsewhere.

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  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacates lower court ruling on photo ID law

    In another major victory for the fundamental right to vote, today the Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacated a lower court opinion and sent the photo ID legislation back for further consideration. The Supreme Court’s ruling requires the district court to consider whether the state is implementing the law in a constitutional manner and actually providing identification to voters who now need it.

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  • Constitution Day

    Today is Constitution Day, and students across the country—from pre-kindergarten to pre-med programs—are taking time out of their schedules to reflect on our most significant founding document.

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  • A voting rights victory in Iowa

    Late Friday, there was another victory in the DNC Voting Rights Institute’s ongoing effort to protect voting rights across the country—this time in Iowa. On Friday afternoon, Judge Mary Pat Gunderson issued a temporary injunction to stay the implementation of Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s controversial new rules governing citizenship checks for voters.

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  • Two more victories for voting rights

    Earlier this week, there were two more victories in the DNC Voting Rights Institute’s ongoing effort to protect voting rights across the country—this time in Florida. On Wednesday, the State of Florida agreed to remedy the harmful effects of the state’s unfair, inaccurate, and illegal purge of registered voters by fully restoring the voting rights of thousands of eligible voters. This news followed another recent development in separate litigation where the state of Florida pledged to expand early voting hours for several counties.

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  • 47 years of the Voting Rights Act

    47 years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the discriminatory practices that had led to the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans. Mark this anniversary by registering to vote—and making sure your friends and family are registered too. http://www.gottavote.org

    47 years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the discriminatory practices that had led to the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans. Mark this anniversary by registering to vote—and making sure your friends and family are registered too. 

  • Early voting rights for all Ohioans

    The Obama campaign's lawsuit in Ohio seeks to restore early voting rights for all Ohioans, including members of the military and their families. Don't let Mitt Romney get away with false accusations—share this widely.

    The Obama campaign's lawsuit in Ohio seeks to restore early voting rights for all Ohioans, including members of the military and their families. Don't let Mitt Romney get away with false accusations—share this widely.

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