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Brown students focus on voter turnout in first ever Ivy League Voting Challenge

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Brown students focus on voter turnout in first ever Ivy League Voting Challenge

April 6, 2020 0 comments

As COVID-19 upends daily life across the country and around the world, political campaigning has largely been put on pause.

Apple ’21: One Person, One Vote — No ID

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Apple ’21: One Person, One Vote — No ID

March 2, 2020 1 comment

Democrats in many states have committed to defending voter rights and increasing turnout as Republicans make efforts to disenfranchise voters. Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, recently launched Fair Fight, an organization working to build voter protection in states across the country.

Rhode Island aims to avoid polling station issues for 2020

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Rhode Island aims to avoid polling station issues for 2020

March 2, 2020 0 comments

After the 2016 Rhode Island presidential primary left some voters confused about which polling locations were open, the location and number of polling stations for this April’s primary remain in question.

Brigham ’20: Spoiling the 2020 campaign

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Brigham ’20: Spoiling the 2020 campaign

November 24, 2019 0 comments

It was one of the great nightmares of the Democratic Party: On the night of Nov. 7th, 2000, the Presidential Election between George W. Bush and Al Gore was a toss-up, with the final result dependent on the outcome in Florida.

Han ’23: Politics matters, it should matter to you too

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Han ’23: Politics matters, it should matter to you too

November 21, 2019 0 comments

On Tuesday, Nov. 19, a man spoke before a panel of congressional representatives and millions of Americans tuned in to watch an investigation into President Donald Trump’s potentially impeachable interactions with Ukranian officials.

Yesterday’s documentary screening of “Rigged” spotlighted how conservative politicians have drawn electoral districts to benefit Republican candidates.

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‘Rigged: the Voter Suppression Playbook’ examines voting laws, gerrymandering

October 18, 2019 0 comments

Community members filed into Stephen Robert ’62 Hall for a showing and panel discussion of the documentary “Rigged: the Voter Suppression Playbook” Thursday.

Student voter turnout triples

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Student voter turnout triples

October 2, 2019 0 comments

Low voting rates among young people have been a hallmark of American elections for decades, with particularly disappointing results in midterm years — but  the tides may be turning.

Swearer, Democracy Works facilitate in-state, absentee voter registration

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Swearer, Democracy Works facilitate in-state, absentee voter registration

December 7, 2018 Comments are Disabled

This year, the University hosted a voter registration and civic engagement initiative called the ALL IN Challenge, which encouraged absentee and in-state registration with an ultimate focus on turnout and was supported by the Swearer Center for Public Service.

Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

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Calvelli ’19: Your voice is more than your vote. Keep talking.

December 3, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The 2018 midterm elections happened about a month ago. Public engagement was high, but now that the results have all been tallied, it feels like political interest has died down on campus. This reflects a prevailing idea that a citizen’s job in a democracy starts and ends on Election Day.

Schmidt ’21: The plight of the single-parent household

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Schmidt ’21: The plight of the single-parent household

November 14, 2018 Comments are Disabled

An amazing opportunity for Brown students is the exposure to people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds and getting to learn from their experiences.