Groups Work to Energize Black Voters in Key 2018 Midterm Election Contests

By Vanessa Williams October 19 at 9:58 AM BlackPAC, which helped to boost turnout among black voters for crucial Democratic victories in Virginia and Alabama, will spend $8 million to mobilize African Americans for key midterm contests for the Senate, House and governorships. The group will use direct mail and

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Neither Voter Suppression Nor Being Called ‘Coon’ and the N-Word Will Stop Black Georgia From Voting

Terrell Jermaine Starr   Waynesboro, Georgia—Sarah Jenkins has long had to deal with simmering community tensions. She owns a small business in a white part of town that caters to senior citizens and people with mental disabilities, an arrangement many of her neighbors frown upon. But since “Ms. Jenkins,” as

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Black Republican Senate Candidate Apologizes For ‘Accidentally’ Showing Swastika in Campaign Ad

By Blue Telusma – October 17, 2018 Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James is full of apologies after he made a “terrible error” and unintentionally showed what appears to be a swastika in his first campaign ad of the general election in Michigan. Monday night, James addressed the issue at

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Racist Stuff From the ’60s Happening in Georgia in 2018

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) October 18, 2018 Sweet, a loyalty-fueled social marketplace, has partnered with Rock the Vote to spread the word about the importance of young people exercising their right to vote. Sweet’s platform boosts voter engagement by combining a loyalty platform with a digital reward token called Sugar. Sweet

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U.S. Voter Turnout for the Midterm Elections in November Could Hit a 50-Year High

By Natasha Bach 9:53 AM EDT November could see the highest voter turnout in 50 years, based on a new prediction this week. Michael McDonald, a University of Florida professor who studies voter turnout, told NPR that turnout this year could be at a rate “that most people have never

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Obama Pushes People to Vote, Says Midterm Elections Can Be ‘More Important than a Presidential Race’

by Diana Stancy Correll  | October 17, 2018 04:10 PM Former President Barack Obama is urging people to vote in the 2018 midterms, and says sometimes these elections that take place between presidential contests are “even more important than a presidential race.” In a new video posted by ATTN: on

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Voter Suppression May Become Synonymous with the Midterm Elections

By Carole Levine | 21 hours ago It is amazing the number of ways that voters’ names have quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) been removed from the rolls as we approach the midterm elections. States with contentious, close political races seem particularly prone to this. At this point, it

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Rampant Voter Suppression Underway, with Black Voters the Chief Target

By Chauncey K. Robinson October 12, 2018 10:03 AM CDT With the mainstream media obsessed over Kanye West and Donald Trump’s latest ploy for attention and the revelation that Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller used to sniff glue back in elementary school, a new report by the Associated Press

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