Category: ELECTION

Reno: Do we want to be the new Silicon Valley?

Cassandra Little

April 25, 2018 at 9:30 pm

Last month, I went to San Francisco with a group of friends to see a musical. While the play was fantastic, and we had a great time, I left feeling sad, hopeless and scared for my hometown of Reno. On nearly every corner on Market Street – a major thoroughfare that runs three miles from […]

Saving Nevada’s water from climate change impact: Eldemerdash

Nadia Eldemerdash

April 24, 2018 at 3:51 am

The piece was published originally in the Reno Gazette Journal. Living in the desert, water is always on our minds – how to stay hydrated, how to manage it and how to conserve it. But when we talk about our water supply, we often overlook the biggest threat: climate change. It doesn’t help that we […]

What’s Next for the March for Our Lives Movement?

Karl Catarata

April 23, 2018 at 9:25 pm

Exactly one month ago, the world watched as Americans took to the streets to march for their lives and demand that legislators enact common sense gun reform. Sparked by youth activists who were spurred to action after the Parkland shooting, we marched to protect the lives of young people in communities that have been ravaged […]

Representation, diversity, and the district

Nadia Eldemerdash

April 2, 2018 at 7:00 am

Yvanna Cancela talks about her run for State Senate By Nadia Eldemerdash In some ways, it was serendipity that brought 30-year-old Yvanna Cancela to the Nevada State Senate in 2016. She was appointed to represent the 10th district in place of Sen. Ruben Kihuen after he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. For […]

Caring for our loved ones is a key issue in this year’s elections in Michigan

Mike Griffin

March 13, 2018 at 6:06 pm

This November, Michigan has a critical choice to make for the future of families struggling to get by. Attacks on immigrants, a lack of good paying jobs and the exploding cost of care for children and elders are squeezing Michigan families from all sides. Last week, Michiganders had a chance to hear from candidates who […]

Jim Crow lives in Nevada’s elections

Cassandra Little

March 8, 2018 at 8:08 am

Several weeks ago, a gentleman came to a Progressive Leadership Alliance Nevada (PLAN) meeting and asked for help restoring his right to vote. After 12 years, he was now eligible, but he needed assistance navigating our state’s incredibly complicated voting restoration laws. As I listened to this older White gentleman talk about his desire to […]

How You Can Help Stop Voter Suppression in Florida

Thomas Kennedy

November 22, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Last year, I became a United States citizen and a registered voter after living as an undocumented immigrant in this country for more than a decade. I was born in Argentina, a country that throughout its history, suffered various military coups and violent repression against its democratic institutions. Because of the hardships endured growing up […]

Alabama Is The Perfect Test Case For Empowering Black And Brown Voters

Thomas Kennedy

December 18, 2017 at 6:22 pm

Democrat Doug Jones managed to accomplish last week what conventional wisdom thought impossible when he defeated the GOP candidate Roy Moore, an alleged pedophile and bigot, to become the next senator of Alabama. After a nail biter election night, the race concluded with Doug Jones securing 671,151 votes to Moore’s 650,436 votes. As the results […]

Puerto Ricans Fleeing Devastated Island May Permanently Alter Florida’s Electoral Landscape

Thomas Kennedy

November 16, 2017 at 7:20 pm

Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico devastated.

Florida Special Election Shows Voters Reject Trump’s Politics Of Hate

Thomas Kennedy

October 3, 2017 at 11:53 am

In April, state Senator Frank Artiles resigned from his seat in Florida’s recently redistricted Senate District 40, after directing racist remarks against fellow lawmakers in a drunken tirade. This was following an extremely racist election campaign, in which he falsely insinuated that his opponent, incumbent Democratic lawmaker Dwight Bullard, supported terrorism. Fast forward to September, […]

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