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Voting Rights Still Need Your Protection

Originally published on Yes! Magazine on 1/8/2018 Photo Credit: G. De Cardenas / Getty Images. Champions of democracy scored a major victory on Jan. 3 when President Trump disbanded his Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Voting rights advocates had brought numerous legal challenges against the highly controversial commission, and the press release announcing the commission’s dissolution cited the deluge of litigation as a reason for the president’s decision. The seeds of the commission were planted after the 2016 election, when President-elect Donald Trump claimed for the first time that millions of votes were cast illegally. And since then, despite zero evidence, the pr

Democracy Is Not a Choice

Originally published on Alternet on 1/4/2018 Photo Credit: Diego G Diaz / Shutterstock. As we enter 2018, one thing is clear: just as we need it most, Americans’ commitment to democracy seems to be fading. Frightened by President Trump’s lies about the prevalence of voter fraud, a majority of Republicans say they’re open to the idea of postponing the 2020 election. Even more disturbing, one in six of us now say we’d settle for military rule. It’s time American patriots face a hard but liberating truth: Democracy—governance accountable and responsive to the people—is not a choice; it's the only pathway to protect life on Earth as we’ve inherited it and to realize humanity’s potential. The rea

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