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Scholastic
Election 2020
 
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  • Kid Reporters
  • Civics in Action
  • The Candidates
  • The Issues
...    click to story link   
 

The Guardian
A disputed election, a constitutional crisis, polarisation … welcome to 1876
 
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As Donald Trump warns inaccurately of voter fraud and polls show the unpopular president staying within touching distance of Democrat Joe Biden, the prospect of an unresolved US election draws horribly near, especially as the impact of the coronavirus is widely seen as likely to delay a result by days, if not weeks. ...    click to story link   
 

Columbus Dispatch
Absentee ballot requests flooding Ohio elections boards like never before
 
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Absentee ballot applications are pouring into Ohio boards of elections at an unprecedented rate more than two months before Election Day.

Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections are hiring more staff members, teeing up orders for more paper products and redistributing other resources as they deal with what many say is an unprecedented number of absen
...    click to story link   
 

REUTERS
U.S. Postal Service launches election mail website ahead of elections
 
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(Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service said on Friday it has launched a new election mail website, as a part of its efforts to ensure voters have correct information about voting by mail for the November presidential election.

The Postal Service said it had updated its website so that both voting customers can get information on how to use the mail to
...    click to story link   
 

Akron Beacon Journal
The City of Akron Launches Racial Equality and Social Justice Task Force
 
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The city of Akron has launched a Racial Equity and Social Justice Task Force to address and change policies that have led to the disenfranchisement of Akron’s Black residents, who continue to fare worse economically and experience other inequities.

Chaired by Bishop F. J. “Joey” Johnson II, senior pastor at the House of the Lord, and composed
...    click to story link   
 

AXIOS
Where immigrants will have the most voting power in 2020
 
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Immigrant voters could be pivotal this fall to election outcomes in some battleground suburbs, according to a new analysis of county-level Census data reviewed by Axios.

Why it matters: Texas, Georgia and Virginia as well as Florida could see swings with statewide or national implications. Congressional races to watch include Texas' 22nd district, G
...    click to story link   
 

Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Seeds of women’s suffrage were sown in Seneca Falls
 
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SENECA FALLS — One of the seeds for what eventually blossomed into the 19th Amendment was planted more than 170 years ago in a Fall Street church.

The Wesleyan Chapel is where 300 men and women gathered for the first women’s rights convention on July 19-20, 1848. It was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others who were unhappy with the soc
...    click to story link   
 

WKSU
Summer Of Racial Reckoning
 
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It was Memorial Day, May 25th, 2020. The coronavirus had locked down the country for weeks. Tens of thousands had died. Millions were out of work. And in Minneapolis, a 46-year-old Black man named George Floyd went to buy a pack of cigarettes.

Floyd's stop ended with a police officer's knee dug into his neck for nearly nine minutes. Floyd begged for
...    click to story link   
 

Cleveland Scene Press Club
Western Reserve Historical Society To Open Virtual Exhibit About Women and Politics
 
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Tomorrow, Women and Politics: Empowered to Vote, Empowered to Lead, a new virtual exhibit, opens at the Western Reserve Historical Society. It traces the story of women’s role in the political sphere, and explores Ohio’s contributions to the suffrage movement, the fight for the 19th Amendment and “the birth and growth of the League of Women V ...    click to story link   
 

REUTERS
Ballot drop boxes are latest battleground in U.S. election fight
 
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As U.S. election officials gird for a dramatic expansion of mail voting in the Nov. 3 election, Democrats across the country are promoting drop boxes as a convenient and reliable option for voters who don’t want to entrust their ballots to the U.S. Postal Service.

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, meanwhile, has sued to prevent thei
...    click to story link   
 

NPR
Mail Delays Could Hurt The Census, Too
 
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Under pressure from the Trump administration to deliver 2020 census results by the end of this year, the U.S. Census Bureau has set a cutoff date for receiving paper forms for the once-a-decade head count, NPR has learned.

The bureau confirms to NPR that it plans to only process paper census questionnaires postmarked by Sept. 30 — its new end date
...    click to story link   
 

League of Women Voters
Civil Rights Groups, Civic Organizations, and Local Governments Sue to Protect the Census Timeline
 
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SAN JOSE—Today, the League of Women Voters of the United States, the National Urban League, Black Alliance for Immigration, Harris County, TX, and the City of Los Angeles, California, City of Salinas, California, City of San Jose, California, and Commissioners Rodney Ellis and Adrian Garcia of the Harris County Commissioners Court filed a lawsuit ...    click to story link   
 

League of Women Voters
LWV Statement on the Postmaster General’s Reversal of USPS Changes Until After 2020 Election
 
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WASHINGTON – Today, the League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to delay operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service until after the 2020 election:

“The United States Postal Service is one of our nation’s most trusted institutions. Americans kn
...    click to story link   
 

Reuters
Exclusive: U.S. Postmaster General to pause all operational reforms after outcry
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is set to announce later on Tuesday that he will suspend all operational reforms and initiatives until after the November presidential election, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters and sources briefed on the matter.

“I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is
...    click to story link   
 

TheUndefeated.com
More Than A Vote: A letter to fans to fight Black voter suppression
 
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We are a coalition of Black athletes and artists who came together amid the protests fueled by the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police. We are focused on systemic, targeted voter suppression in our community and have a specific mission: educate, energize and protect Black voters. We are driven by a shared understanding that our inf ...    click to story link   
 

Forbes
LeBron James-Led Coalition Issues Call To Action: Educate, Energize And Protect Black Voters
 
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Dozens of prominent Black athletes and artists from the More Than A Vote coalition, including NBA superstar LeBron James and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, published a signed letter Monday stating they are focused on combating “systemic, targeted voter suppression in our community” ahead of the upcoming 2020 presidential election, and are unit ...    click to story link   
 

Today
Video | Women got the right to vote 100 years ago, but the battle for equality is not over
 
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Video description: Sen. Kamala Harris made history this week as the first woman of color to be on a major party’s presidential ticket. This comes 100 years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, NBC’s Rehema Ellis looks at the discrimination Black women still face whe ...    click to story link   
 

National Geographic
For Black women, the 19th Amendment didn’t end their fight to vote
 
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When it comes to the story of women’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment, two competing myths dominate. The first is that when the amendment became law in 1920, all American women won the vote. The second is that no Black American women gained the vote that year. Marking the amendment’s centennial, it’s time to replace both falsehoods with histo ...    click to story link   
 

ideastream
Q&A: Reflecting On 100 Years Of Women's Voting Rights
 
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The 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, was ratified 100 years ago — Aug. 18, 1920.

ideastream’s Ida Lieszkovszky spoke with past and present leaders of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland — including Susan Murnane, a historian and past chapter co-president, and Catherine LaCroix, the Greater Cleveland League’s curr
...    click to story link   
 

ohiosuffragecentennial.com
Ohio's Connections: Highlights of Ohio's significance to woman suffrage history
 
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From the first days of the movement, long before 1848 and Seneca Falls, Ohio and Ohioans led the nation in campaigning for equal rights and opportunities for women. ...    click to story link   
 

SoundCloud.com
Podcast | The Genius of Liberty
 
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A podcast series about the crucial yet forgotten role Ohio played in the fight for woman suffrage. Written and voiced by Katherine Durack and produced in partnership with the Mercantile Library in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...    click to story link   
 

Columbus Dispatch
Ohio’s rural counties face election challenges
 
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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — In the Ohio Valley Mall, a group of retirees sits outside CJ Buckett’s Candy Shop, trading jabs, barking at the TV and seeking refuge from the 90-degree heat. Mike Arno, 75, is quick to argue politics with his friends. He lives two miles up the road in Bridgeport, a village in Belmont County that sits across the Ohio River fro ...    click to story link   
 

New York Times
How Queer Women Powered the Suffrage Movement
 
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In 1920, the suffragist Molly Dewson sat down to write a letter of congratulations to Maud Wood Park, who had just been chosen as the first president of the League of Women Voters, formed in anticipation of the passage of the 19th Amendment to help millions of women carry out their newfound right as voters.

“Partner and I have been bursting with p
...    click to story link   
 

USA Today
2020 census 'emergency' threatens to leave out communities of color and rural Americans
 
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Irma Cruz uses her soft voice and reassuring smile to try to persuade Latino residents of El Paso, Texas, to fill out the 2020 census. The civil rights activist explains that being counted as part of the official U.S. population means more money for their families and neighbors, as well as a voice in Congress.

These days, it's a tough sale. Many of
...    click to story link   
 

Wonder Media Network
She Votes! is the definitive podcast on the women’s suffrage movement.
 
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Our battle for the ballot.

100 years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified. But American women’s battle for the ballot began long before that day in August—and continues, even to this day. She Votes! digs into the complex history of the women’s suffrage movement and its enduring significance, hosted by award-winning journalists Ellen Goodman an
...    click to story link   
 

Washington Post
Trump finalizes drilling plan for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
 
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The Trump administration said Monday it will open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, a move that will allow oil and gas rights to be auctioned off in the heart of one of the nation’s most iconic wild places. Achieving a goal Republicans have sought for 40 years, the action marks a capstone for an administration that has ignored c ...    click to story link   
 

New York Times
Opinion | You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument
 
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NASHVILLE — I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the Old South.

If there are those who want to remember the legacy of the Confederacy, if they want monuments, well, then, my body is a monument. My skin is a monument.


Dead Confederates are honored all over this country
...    click to story link   
 

Washington Post
House accelerates oversight of Postal Service as uproar grows, demanding top officials testify at ‘urgent’ hearing
 
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The House Oversight Committee will hold an emergency hearing on mail delays and concerns about potential White House interference in the U.S. Postal Service, inviting Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Service board of governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan to testify Aug. 24, top Democrats announced on Sunday.

Democrats have alleged that DeJoy,
...    click to story link   
 

New York Times
Opinion | The 19th Admendment: An Important Milestone in an Unfinished Journey
 
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Historians who specialize in voting rights and African-American women’s history have played a welcome and unusually public role in combating the myths that have long surrounded the women’s suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment, which celebrates its 100th anniversary on Tuesday. ...    click to story link   
 

Ideastream
Postal Delays, Errors In Swing States Loom Over Election
 
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Based on its own performance measures — and the loss of hundreds of Wisconsin ballots on their way to voters this summer — the U.S. Postal Service has its work cut out for it before Election Day.

Among the 13 postal districts serving key presidential battleground states, four failed to meet any on-time service goals handling first-class mail bet
...    click to story link   
 

  
  
  
All News and Stories


Scholastic
Election 2020
 
news picture
  • Kid Reporters
  • Civics in Action
  • The Candidates
  • The Issues
...    click to story link   
 

The Guardian
A disputed election, a constitutional crisis, polarisation … welcome to 1876
 
news picture
As Donald Trump warns inaccurately of voter fraud and polls show the unpopular president staying within touching distance of Democrat Joe Biden, the prospect of an unresolved US election draws horribly near, especially as the impact of the coronavirus is widely seen as likely to delay a result by days, if not weeks. ...    click to story link   
 

Columbus Dispatch
Absentee ballot requests flooding Ohio elections boards like never before
 
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Absentee ballot applications are pouring into Ohio boards of elections at an unprecedented rate more than two months before Election Day.

Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections are hiring more staff members, teeing up orders for more paper products and redistributing other resources as they deal with what many say is an unprecedented number of absen
...    click to story link   
 

REUTERS
U.S. Postal Service launches election mail website ahead of elections
 
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(Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service said on Friday it has launched a new election mail website, as a part of its efforts to ensure voters have correct information about voting by mail for the November presidential election.

The Postal Service said it had updated its website so that both voting customers can get information on how to use the mail to
...    click to story link   
 

Akron Beacon Journal
The City of Akron Launches Racial Equality and Social Justice Task Force
 
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The city of Akron has launched a Racial Equity and Social Justice Task Force to address and change policies that have led to the disenfranchisement of Akron’s Black residents, who continue to fare worse economically and experience other inequities.

Chaired by Bishop F. J. “Joey” Johnson II, senior pastor at the House of the Lord, and composed
...    click to story link   
 

AXIOS
Where immigrants will have the most voting power in 2020
 
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Immigrant voters could be pivotal this fall to election outcomes in some battleground suburbs, according to a new analysis of county-level Census data reviewed by Axios.

Why it matters: Texas, Georgia and Virginia as well as Florida could see swings with statewide or national implications. Congressional races to watch include Texas' 22nd district, G
...    click to story link   
 

Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Seeds of women’s suffrage were sown in Seneca Falls
 
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SENECA FALLS — One of the seeds for what eventually blossomed into the 19th Amendment was planted more than 170 years ago in a Fall Street church.

The Wesleyan Chapel is where 300 men and women gathered for the first women’s rights convention on July 19-20, 1848. It was organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others who were unhappy with the soc
...    click to story link   
 

WKSU
Summer Of Racial Reckoning
 
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It was Memorial Day, May 25th, 2020. The coronavirus had locked down the country for weeks. Tens of thousands had died. Millions were out of work. And in Minneapolis, a 46-year-old Black man named George Floyd went to buy a pack of cigarettes.

Floyd's stop ended with a police officer's knee dug into his neck for nearly nine minutes. Floyd begged for
...    click to story link   
 

Cleveland Scene Press Club
Western Reserve Historical Society To Open Virtual Exhibit About Women and Politics
 
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Tomorrow, Women and Politics: Empowered to Vote, Empowered to Lead, a new virtual exhibit, opens at the Western Reserve Historical Society. It traces the story of women’s role in the political sphere, and explores Ohio’s contributions to the suffrage movement, the fight for the 19th Amendment and “the birth and growth of the League of Women V ...    click to story link   
 

REUTERS
Ballot drop boxes are latest battleground in U.S. election fight
 
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As U.S. election officials gird for a dramatic expansion of mail voting in the Nov. 3 election, Democrats across the country are promoting drop boxes as a convenient and reliable option for voters who don’t want to entrust their ballots to the U.S. Postal Service.

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, meanwhile, has sued to prevent thei
...    click to story link   
 

NPR
Mail Delays Could Hurt The Census, Too
 
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Under pressure from the Trump administration to deliver 2020 census results by the end of this year, the U.S. Census Bureau has set a cutoff date for receiving paper forms for the once-a-decade head count, NPR has learned.

The bureau confirms to NPR that it plans to only process paper census questionnaires postmarked by Sept. 30 — its new end date
...    click to story link   
 

League of Women Voters
Civil Rights Groups, Civic Organizations, and Local Governments Sue to Protect the Census Timeline
 
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SAN JOSE—Today, the League of Women Voters of the United States, the National Urban League, Black Alliance for Immigration, Harris County, TX, and the City of Los Angeles, California, City of Salinas, California, City of San Jose, California, and Commissioners Rodney Ellis and Adrian Garcia of the Harris County Commissioners Court filed a lawsuit ...    click to story link   
 

League of Women Voters
LWV Statement on the Postmaster General’s Reversal of USPS Changes Until After 2020 Election
 
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WASHINGTON – Today, the League of Women Voters CEO Virginia Kase issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to delay operational changes to the U.S. Postal Service until after the 2020 election:

“The United States Postal Service is one of our nation’s most trusted institutions. Americans kn
...    click to story link   
 

Reuters
Exclusive: U.S. Postmaster General to pause all operational reforms after outcry
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is set to announce later on Tuesday that he will suspend all operational reforms and initiatives until after the November presidential election, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters and sources briefed on the matter.

“I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is
...    click to story link   
 

TheUndefeated.com
More Than A Vote: A letter to fans to fight Black voter suppression
 
news picture
We are a coalition of Black athletes and artists who came together amid the protests fueled by the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police. We are focused on systemic, targeted voter suppression in our community and have a specific mission: educate, energize and protect Black voters. We are driven by a shared understanding that our inf ...    click to story link   
 

Forbes
LeBron James-Led Coalition Issues Call To Action: Educate, Energize And Protect Black Voters
 
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Dozens of prominent Black athletes and artists from the More Than A Vote coalition, including NBA superstar LeBron James and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, published a signed letter Monday stating they are focused on combating “systemic, targeted voter suppression in our community” ahead of the upcoming 2020 presidential election, and are unit ...    click to story link   
 

Today
Video | Women got the right to vote 100 years ago, but the battle for equality is not over
 
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Video description: Sen. Kamala Harris made history this week as the first woman of color to be on a major party’s presidential ticket. This comes 100 years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, NBC’s Rehema Ellis looks at the discrimination Black women still face whe ...    click to story link   
 

National Geographic
For Black women, the 19th Amendment didn’t end their fight to vote
 
news picture
When it comes to the story of women’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment, two competing myths dominate. The first is that when the amendment became law in 1920, all American women won the vote. The second is that no Black American women gained the vote that year. Marking the amendment’s centennial, it’s time to replace both falsehoods with histo ...    click to story link   
 

ideastream
Q&A: Reflecting On 100 Years Of Women's Voting Rights
 
news picture
The 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, was ratified 100 years ago — Aug. 18, 1920.

ideastream’s Ida Lieszkovszky spoke with past and present leaders of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland — including Susan Murnane, a historian and past chapter co-president, and Catherine LaCroix, the Greater Cleveland League’s curr
...    click to story link   
 

ohiosuffragecentennial.com
Ohio's Connections: Highlights of Ohio's significance to woman suffrage history
 
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From the first days of the movement, long before 1848 and Seneca Falls, Ohio and Ohioans led the nation in campaigning for equal rights and opportunities for women. ...    click to story link   
 

SoundCloud.com
Podcast | The Genius of Liberty
 
news picture
A podcast series about the crucial yet forgotten role Ohio played in the fight for woman suffrage. Written and voiced by Katherine Durack and produced in partnership with the Mercantile Library in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...    click to story link   
 

Columbus Dispatch
Ohio’s rural counties face election challenges
 
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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — In the Ohio Valley Mall, a group of retirees sits outside CJ Buckett’s Candy Shop, trading jabs, barking at the TV and seeking refuge from the 90-degree heat. Mike Arno, 75, is quick to argue politics with his friends. He lives two miles up the road in Bridgeport, a village in Belmont County that sits across the Ohio River fro ...    click to story link   
 

New York Times
How Queer Women Powered the Suffrage Movement
 
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In 1920, the suffragist Molly Dewson sat down to write a letter of congratulations to Maud Wood Park, who had just been chosen as the first president of the League of Women Voters, formed in anticipation of the passage of the 19th Amendment to help millions of women carry out their newfound right as voters.

“Partner and I have been bursting with p
...    click to story link   
 

USA Today
2020 census 'emergency' threatens to leave out communities of color and rural Americans
 
news picture
Irma Cruz uses her soft voice and reassuring smile to try to persuade Latino residents of El Paso, Texas, to fill out the 2020 census. The civil rights activist explains that being counted as part of the official U.S. population means more money for their families and neighbors, as well as a voice in Congress.

These days, it's a tough sale. Many of
...    click to story link   
 

Wonder Media Network
She Votes! is the definitive podcast on the women’s suffrage movement.
 
news picture
Our battle for the ballot.

100 years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified. But American women’s battle for the ballot began long before that day in August—and continues, even to this day. She Votes! digs into the complex history of the women’s suffrage movement and its enduring significance, hosted by award-winning journalists Ellen Goodman an
...    click to story link   
 

Washington Post
Trump finalizes drilling plan for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
 
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The Trump administration said Monday it will open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, a move that will allow oil and gas rights to be auctioned off in the heart of one of the nation’s most iconic wild places. Achieving a goal Republicans have sought for 40 years, the action marks a capstone for an administration that has ignored c ...    click to story link   
 

New York Times
Opinion | You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument
 
news picture
NASHVILLE — I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the Old South.

If there are those who want to remember the legacy of the Confederacy, if they want monuments, well, then, my body is a monument. My skin is a monument.


Dead Confederates are honored all over this country
...    click to story link   
 

Washington Post
House accelerates oversight of Postal Service as uproar grows, demanding top officials testify at ‘urgent’ hearing
 
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The House Oversight Committee will hold an emergency hearing on mail delays and concerns about potential White House interference in the U.S. Postal Service, inviting Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Postal Service board of governors Chairman Robert M. Duncan to testify Aug. 24, top Democrats announced on Sunday.

Democrats have alleged that DeJoy,
...    click to story link   
 

New York Times
Opinion | The 19th Admendment: An Important Milestone in an Unfinished Journey
 
news picture
Historians who specialize in voting rights and African-American women’s history have played a welcome and unusually public role in combating the myths that have long surrounded the women’s suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment, which celebrates its 100th anniversary on Tuesday. ...    click to story link   
 

Ideastream
Postal Delays, Errors In Swing States Loom Over Election
 
news picture
Based on its own performance measures — and the loss of hundreds of Wisconsin ballots on their way to voters this summer — the U.S. Postal Service has its work cut out for it before Election Day.

Among the 13 postal districts serving key presidential battleground states, four failed to meet any on-time service goals handling first-class mail bet
...    click to story link   
 

  
  
  
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