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Record Turnout: How Chicago Votes Capitalized on Star Power, Social Influence, and Youth Energy to Break Voting Records in Chicago This Midterm Election

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While votes are still being recounted in some parts of the country, one statistic remains unchallenged- the record numbers of young adult voters in Chicago this year. For the first time in Chicago history, millennials voted in larger numbers than any other demographic. Although it’s impossible to pinpoint the exact reasons for such a high […]

Beyond the ‘Who’: A Look at Some Key Election Day Ballot Measures Across the Country and What They Mean for the Next Generation

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In what is anticipated to be a contentious mid-term election, many current and aspiring politicians have made a name for themselves. And while whether or not Beto Cruz wins in Texas is certainly of extreme importance, it’s not just the “who’s” that will play a pivotal role in our nation’s future, but also the “what’s.” […]

Will Weed Be the Deciding Factor in the 2018 Midterm Elections?

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As the 2018 midterm elections draw closer to voting time, many people are taking a stand on what they’ll be basing their decisions on. While prison reform, immigration, support in urban communities and the latest dealings when it comes to “Agent Orange” are some of the key notes of focus, one surprising factor that will […]

Democracy on your ‘Droid: Five Apps to Help Make Voting Easier

Democracy on your ‘Droid: Five apps to help make voting easier

With the midterm elections coming up, its hard to be 100% informed about every issue as well as read every bill or proposition that’s on the ballot. And after election season, how exactly do you contact your lawmakers? Luckily, if you’re a smartphone owner, we’ve got you covered with these five apps. WeVote The best […]

Cast a Vote, Make a Change: Hip-Hop Artists and Celebrities Promote Voting in a Contentious Election Year

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As this year’s highly contentious midterm elections play an important role in determining the course of politics on state, local, and federal levels, many celebrities are campaigning for their favorite candidates and many are encouraging their fans to also engage in the democratic process by casting their vote- regardless of political party or affiliation. Long […]

‘Black Panther’ Screenings: A Voters Registration Site?

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Netting $404 million in profits since its release, Marvel’s Black Panther has become a cultural experience. The film goes beyond Wakanda and the story of King T’Challa. The film brings issues of social awareness, representation, and inclusion to the forefront of popular culture. Therefore, the Movement for Black Lives, is hosting voters registration at Black Panther screenings. If we can […]

Election Day: Why Is Today’s Election Important?

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So it’s election day but we aren’t voting for the President so some may not even see the importance of voting. So who are we voting for? Voters are electing two governors, a few big-city mayors, one member of Congress and deciding a first-in-the-nation ballot measure in an election dominated by local and state races. […]

Colin Kaepernick Defends His Decision On Not Voting In Presidential Election

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The San Francisco 49ers had an incredibly close game with NFC West rivals the Arizona Cardinals yesterday, nearly upsetting them but eventually falling 23-20, leaving them with an abysmal 1-8 record. The team’s near victory was bolstered by a fairly solid performance by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, yielding 210 yards through the air with one passing […]