Middle America Votes for More of the Same

The Republicans’ decisive sweep of the 2014 midterm elections should be a wake up call for Democrats.  There are lessons to be learned.  People will not go to the polls and vote in large numbers if they do not have a compelling reason to go.  Second, Republicans learned from their mistakes and capi ……

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Election Collection: The Mobile App That Defends Your Vote

Decreased data storage costs, ever-rising mobile device ownership rates, and campaign assemblages’ unprecedented reliance on actual human beings to transmit personalized political messages to voters have all combined to position mobile data collection as an essential option and logical next step for social and political groups of every persuasion. Given the new challenges inherent to post-Shelby County legal arguments, nonpartisan voting rights groups in particular are well positioned to adopt and pioneer such data collection tools in service to anti-voter suppression work. To that end, Southern Coalition for Social Justice presents Election Collection, a data gathering initiative that uses a customized location-based mobile data collection app to report, track, and rapidly respond to voting irregularities and instances of voter suppression at polling places for the 2014 General Election….

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Rocking the Vote at Appalachian State University

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice celebrated National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) by hosting a concert and voter registration event with Rock the Vote, NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina, IgniteNC, and the Watauga County NAACP at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The concert was one of hundreds of simultaneous NVRD events staged throughout the nation. The Boone event was a part of the largest field effort to date, with over 2,200 partners and 5,000 volunteers working to register nearly 100,000 voters throughout the U.S….

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How The Tea Party Threw The Republican Party Into The Harbor

By: Courtney Kidd, LMSW               SJS Staff Writer
The Tea Party might have cost the Republican party everything.  What was once seen as the revival of the conservative party might have gone too far, sending the Right, right off the cliff. Early on in the party’s movement,…


Gay Marriage Goes To Supreme Court

The Big 9, The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases regarding same-sex marriage.  Over the past few years all signs have pointed that this was an inevitable outcome of recent legalization of gay marriage in several US states.  Although it is possible that the Court will focus on…


Unity Could End GOP Hopeful’s Career

By: Courtney Kidd, LMSW
SJS Staff Write
Gov. Chris Christie might have to kiss any hopes of his future of higher office good-bye, and no it’s not for his political views. The New Jersey state governor has come under some serious heat from his party…for complementing how President Obama…