Votes Not Counted: Charise’s Story

Each post in SCSJ’s “Votes Not Counted” series tells the story of a person qualified to vote before the passage of North Carolina’s Monster Voter Suppression Law, whose ballot was unjustly denied this year. Below is Cherise’s story. If you know another eligible voter whose vote has been denied, please ……

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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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LBGTQ Voters Support Obama by 3 to 1 Margin

The Republican party is going to find it increasingly difficult to win elections when their policies alienate growing electoral demographics. This is aside from the mess that they made by attacking woman on their reproductive rights. Minority voters are y going to be the majority. Carrying the…


A Political Experiment: Life

I have a great idea for the next election.  Abolish the conventional parties and allow candidates to run based on their principles and agenda.  Then see who people would really vote for if they didn’t have a party telling them who has the better ideas.  You see, this would be brilliant…