Gen Z Runs for Office
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22 Sep
2022
Written by ecadmin

Gen Z Runs for Office »

Since the 2020 election, more than eight million young Americans have become eligible to vote. The oldest members of “Generation Z”–those born between Read more…

Moving the United States “Forward”
A new political party was recently announced. Can it grow and succeed?
10 Aug
2022
Written by ecadmin

Moving the United States “Forward” »

Since 1796, most American voters have cast their ballots for either a Republican or Democrat. On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, some former Republican Read more…

Sarah Palin Runs for Congress
Alaska is now using the ranked choice voting system. How does it work?
13 Apr
2022
Written by Valerie Cumming

Sarah Palin Runs for Congress »

In 2008, Sarah Palin–then the governor of Alaska–ran for vice president on Senator John McCain’s presidential ticket. The pair ultimately wound up losing Read more…

Battles Over Legislative Maps May Delay Elections
The two political parties are battling over congressional districts in several states.
29 Mar
2022
Written by Valerie Cumming

Battles Over Legislative Maps May Delay Elections »

Every ten years after the U.S. Census is completed, states may need to change their political district maps to reflect population shifts. Each Read more…

Biden Speaks Out on Voting Rights
19 Jan
2022
Written by Valerie Cumming

Biden Speaks Out on Voting Rights »

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You’ve learned in your U.S. history class about Jim Crow-era voting discrimination techniques: poll taxes, literacy tests, and other measures to restrict African Read more…

Abrams 2022?
John Lewis and Stacey Abrams at a 2018 campaign event in Atlanta.
8 Dec
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Abrams 2022? »

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In 2018,  Democratic state representative Stacey Abrams ran for governor of Georgia. Her opponent was Brian Kemp, the Republican Secretary of State. Their Read more…

Congress Passes Massive Infrastructure Package
The new infrastructure spending package will help repair older roads, bridges, and more.
17 Nov
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Congress Passes Massive Infrastructure Package »

On November 5, 2021, Republicans and Democrats in Congress agreed to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package. (Infrastructure means the physical and organizational Read more…

States Attempt New Voting Rights Laws
Credit: ©Hill Street Studios/Blend Images LLC/Glow Images ; one of the most basic needs for voting is having proper identification. This protects against voter fraud.
29 Sep
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

States Attempt New Voting Rights Laws »

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In order to vote, you first need to become a registered voter. In some states, you must register yourself, a certain number of Read more…

California Governor Faces Recall
Governor's Mansion State Historic Park is the location of Historic Governor's Mansion of California, the former official home of the Governor of California.
5 May
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

California Governor Faces Recall »

Did you know that citizens in some states have a tool to remove an elected official from office? It’s called a recall election. Read more…

Infrastructure: Build Back Better
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7 Apr
2021
Written by Valerie Cumming

Infrastructure: Build Back Better »

Politics
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Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) evaluates the nation’s infrastructure–the roads, bridges, tunnels, dams, airports, railroads and transit and Read more…