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Philly Barbers Aim to Boost Voter Turnout Print E-mail
August 19, 2015
What better way to leave an impression in someone’s head about voting than to have barbers lead the discussion? A group out of Philadelphia believes this is one solid way to increase voter turnout in the city, especially among African Americans. The Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program (YO-ACAP) recently won a $250,000 grant from The Knight Foundation for its Sharp Insight proposal to recruit local barbers to share elections information and resources.  
North Carolina’s Voter Registration Errors Hit Veterans And The Poor Print E-mail

 July 22, 2015

Alice Ollstein, THINK PROGRESS

Army veteran and Fayetteville, North Carolina resident Sherry Denise Holverson calls herself “Auntie Sam,” because of her long history of helping others register to vote and get to the polls. But when she herself went to cast a ballot in the 2014 midterm election, she was told she was missing from the rolls. Earlier this year after moving from one county to another, she visited the DMV explicitly to update the address on her voter registration.

Editorial: Online voter registration removes barrier, but more can be done Print E-mail

 July 6, 2015


Over the course of this year’s annual Town Meeting season, many residents once again experienced our version of grassroots democracy and the power of the ballot box. The vote is a powerful tool for making decisions that influence the shape of our government as well as our lives now and for the future.

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