tell her how you really feel, Minako
By: Burt Montgomery, Working America member
Same-day voting registration laws help improve and equalize the democracy process, but did you know that it’s now illegal to register and vote on the same day in NC? The republican controlled legislature eliminated same day registration last year, a backwards step for our voting process. Under the new law, voter registration must occur at least 25 days prior to an election.
In 2007 the state general assembly passed a law that made same-day registration legal and voter participation increased immediately. More than 100,000 North Carolina residents registered and voted simultaneously in the 2008 and 2012 general elections (http://ift.tt/1mFNr4M). Demos, an organization dedicated to public policy, conducted research comparing same day vs. non same day registration states. The findings illustrated that same day registration states had higher voter participation than those without same a day policy (http://ift.tt/WFbPyg -same-day-registration-where-it-available).
The law,even showed increased voter participation, especially for certain social groups. Although youths (18-25) comprised 12% of voters in 2012, they were 33% of same day registration voters; Blacks made up 34% of same day registrants/voters (http://ift.tt/1mFNrll). Illustrating even greater racial ramifications to the current law, Blacks utilized same day registration/voting more than Whites in 2012, according to Dr. Michael Herron and Dr. Daniel Smith, two political science professors (http://ift.tt/1mFNrln).
This law is important to me. I don’t believe that my parents participated in the civil rights movement to have their offspring jump through voter suppression hoops similar to the ones that existed in the 1950’s and 60’s. Things should progress, not be repeated under less obtrusive schemes.
Remember, same day registration is now illegal. Get registered to vote today…the right you save may be your own!!!
Register to vote RIGHT NOW if you haven’t already. The sooner the better.
Bandai/Toei is going out of its way to make Kyoryuger/Dino Charge as awful re: how women are presented as possible.
The triple OG’s of power rangers AND super sentai are gonna be under one friggin roof??!!! I WISH I COULD GO TO THIS AND MEET THEM!!! 😩😩😩😩
I wish I could go, too. :(
But let us rejoice that ASJ grew up to become Jonathan Frakes.
So I never posted my finished Garnet cosplay. Sowwy~ I get so excited during cons, I never really take formal pictures.
This is awesome! <3
I’m so pretty!
"what did this man do, officer?"
"he just… he just did everything”