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2012-06-27 06:22:57

HOUSTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- True the Vote, a nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots organization focused on preserving election integrity, and Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced Tuesday that they have filed a Motion for Intervention defending the State of Florida's efforts to clean up voter registration lists against an Obama administration lawsuit (The United States of America v. State of Florida and Ken...

2012-06-22 10:23:34

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of labor organizations, on behalf of the tens of thousands of Ohio voters they represent, today asked a federal court in Columbus, Ohio, to issue an injunction holding that the Ohio law that requires the rejection of thousands of provisional ballots every election for reasons attributable to poll worker error unconstitutionally denies Ohio voters their fundamental right to have their votes counted. (Logo:...

2012-06-20 10:21:32

Federal Court Hearing in DC Thursday on Florida's Plan to Significantly Reduce the Early Voting Period and Discourage Registration Drive Volunteers WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While many in the last week focused on Florida's illegal purge of thousands of registered voters, a three-judge federal court in Washington, D.C. will hold a hearing on Thursday, June 21 about whether to block Florida from implementing additional voting changes. The hearing is at 9:30...

2012-06-11 06:23:15

NEW YORK, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Local market consumer research firm, Scarborough, and leading political data solutions provider, TargetSmart Communications, today announced that they have forged a data relationship to combine TargetSmart's nationwide voter file with Scarborough's consumer data into a single integrated data set. The result is robust insights on voter trends and patterns by political party and in-depth information on important voter groups (such as Women, Young Voters,...

2012-06-06 23:03:14

Survey by American University communication students shows youth vote still supports Obama, shows concern about economy. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 For first-time voters, this year´s upcoming presidential election is not nearly as exciting as the last one. In a survey of 425 first-time voters from eight Washington, D.C., area universities, only 23 percent said they were “very excited” about this year´s election vs. 45 percent for the 2008 election. The...

2012-06-06 10:21:52

PALMYRA, Pa., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of State and the Pennsylvania Library Association today announced a partnership to provide voter ID educational material at hundreds of libraries across the state. "Libraries have always been places Pennsylvanians came to get information important to their lives," Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele said today in announcing the partnership at the Palmyra Public Library in Lebanon County. "As...

2012-06-04 10:22:30

From the American Political Science Association Task Force on Democracy, Economic Security, and Social Justice in a Volatile World WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The APSA task force report, Democratic Imperatives, argues that in emerging and established democracies alike, the promise of democracy remains unfulfilled. The report focuses on policies and institutions designed to deepen democracy by increasing respect for human rights, promoting participatory...

2012-06-04 06:25:00

HOUSTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- True the Vote, a national nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots organization focused on preserving election integrity, has joined forces with citizens from Wisconsin and around the country in an unprecedented effort; banding together to recruit, train, and mobilize Election Observers for Wisconsin's June 5th Recall Election. True the Vote will also sponsor command centers in key areas across Wisconsin to provide support for Election...

2012-06-01 14:21:38

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following are statements from Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and convener, Black Women's Roundtable and Salandra Benton, director of The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Florida Black Women's Roundtable regarding the recent court decision on Florida voting law (H.B. 1355). Melanie L. Campbell said, "The National Coalition on...

2012-05-30 10:24:04

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The democratic process is under attack as we approach the 2012 elections. Restrictions are being designed or implemented nationwide to suppress voter turnout. The United Steelworkers (USW) is appalled by these tactics and looks to foster open discussions about efforts to suppress and restrict voting rights for many Americans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) WHO: Mary Mancini, Tennessee...