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Fight The Power PAC Is Leveling The Political Playing Field

Fight The Power PAC Is Leveling The Political Playing Field

April 26, 2018

The new PAC will be donating money and organizing people to get involved with a local community non-profit and do it in the name of a candidate they are supporting. They feel that politicians need to recognize how the millennial generation is impacting the world and that change doesn't happen only through old style campaign tactics.

Via: Millennial Politics

Waffle House Hero A Role Model For Lawmakers

Waffle House Hero A Role Model For Lawmakers

April 24, 2018

Current laws allow just about any deeply disturbed young man to obtain an AR-15 or similar military-style assault rifle. James Shaw Jr. risked his life to take a war weapon from a mass murderer before he could kill anyone else. Are cowardly members of Congress or the Tennessee state legislature even capable of enough wisdom and courage to act to take them away?

Via: Commercial Appeal

Vinyl Fling: Your Quick-Reference Guide To Record Store Day 2018

Vinyl Fling: Your Quick-Reference Guide To Record Store Day 2018

April 21, 2018
On the 11th annual celebration of Record Store Day, #GetCivic with us at Grimey's from 11 am until 5 pm and see awesome bands, buy vinyl and vote in the May 1 election. Meet at the BriteHeart table for civic matchmaking, voter registration and a shuttle to take you to vote today!
Via: Nashville Scene
Kris Kobach Found In Contempt For Disobeying Court Orders

Kris Kobach Found In Contempt For Disobeying Court Orders

April 19, 2018

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped lead Trump's now defunct voter fraud commission, was found in contempt of court after failing to comply with a federal judge's order to notify thousands of residents that they had been registered to vote.

Via: Salon

Sandy Hook Parents Hit Alex Jones With Defamation Lawsuits

Sandy Hook Parents Hit Alex Jones With Defamation Lawsuits

April 17, 2018

Jones has spent years claiming the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School - where a shooter killed twenty small children and six adults - was faked. He has claimed the parents of these dead children are liars and "crisis actors." Now, those parents are coming after him.

Via: HuffPost

Give A Lower Voting Age A Try

Give A Lower Voting Age A Try

April 14, 2018

A case could be made that 16-year-olds lack the life experience to make informed choices. But we think a more compelling argument can be made in favor of lowering the voting age as a measure that could encourage lifelong civic engagement.

Via: Washington Post

Jackie Robinson Didn't Shut Up And Play Ball, So Why Should Today's Athletes?

Jackie Robinson Didn't Shut Up And Play Ball, So Why Should Today's Athletes?

April 13, 2018

In this current sports era - a historic moment filled with protests and calls for athletes to "shut up and dribble," it is especially important to remember the Jackie Robinson who was determined to use his platform to fight for civil rights. And the Jackie Robinson who embodied the message: " A life is not important, except in the impact it has on other lives." 

Via: Bleacher Report

ProPublica has Some Follow-Ups For Facebook - And You Can Help

ProPublica has Some Follow-Ups For Facebook - And You Can Help

April 12, 2018

Would you like to help keep political ads on Facebook honest? You can do that with ProPublica's Facebook Political Ad Collector. The project is important because Facebook's advertising tools make it easy for politicians and interest groups to show ads just to a specific target audience without necessarily telling the rest of us.

Via: ProPublica

At Least A Dozen States Plan To Sue Over New Census Citizenship Question

At Least A Dozen States Plan To Sue Over New Census Citizenship Question

March 30, 2018

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he would lead a multistate coalition to block the decision the Commerce Department announced on Monday. The addition of a citizenship question is highly controversial, and civil rights groups have long claimed it could jeopardize the accuracy of the census.

Via: HuffPost