Elections

The False Premise of Redistricting Reform

The False Premise of Redistricting Reform

America’s political parties have permeated government for so long that Americans never think to ask the most fundamental question about redistricting reform: Why do we assume political parties should play any role – let alone the central role – in redistricting? Americans long ago adopted as conventional wisdom that redistricting is somehow the proper responsibility of political parties – and that gerrymandering is but a

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The Progressive Case Against Impeaching Trump

The Progressive Case Against Impeaching Trump

Let’s get this out of the way: Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses. It’s clear that Robert Mueller believes Trump obstructed justice. His disregard for the constitution is evident in his steadfast refusal to allow his staff to comply with Congressional subpoenas. He refuses to remove staff who violate the law like Kellyanne Conway. He uses his bully pulpit to

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The Certainties of Impeachment

The Certainties of Impeachment

Now that Special Counsel Mueller has spoken publicly about his findings, the time has come for a discussion about what know. While the understanding of what we know and don’t know might become clearer as we move forward, a number of facts have been pretty thoroughly established. For example, we know the Trump campaign courted assistance from a hostile foreign

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What is #BarcodeBalloting?

What is #BarcodeBalloting?

We saw in the 2018 elections a number of races that went to recounts, including both the US Senate and Governor races in Florida. For a recount to be effective at establishing the intentions of the voters, there needs to be a paper record that can be viewed and counted by human officials. Many precincts now use electronic voting machines,

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Elizabeth Warren Exploratory Committee Announces Hires with Deep Iowa Experience

Elizabeth Warren Exploratory Committee Announces Hires with Deep Iowa Experience

Boston, MA - The Elizabeth Warren Exploratory Committee today announced that four operatives with extensive Iowa experience - Kane Miller, Emily Parcell, Janice Rottenberg, and Brendan Summers - have joined the exploratory committee as it plans for the early states and lays the groundwork for a potential presidential run.   Kane Miller is a veteran organizer. He got his start in politics

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A Coalition of Progressive Organizations and Leaders Launch Grassroots Campaign to Support “Barbara Lee For Caucus Chair”

A Coalition of Progressive Organizations and Leaders Launch Grassroots Campaign to Support “Barbara Lee For Caucus Chair”

Lee, longtime progressive champion, would be the first Black woman in Congressional leadership. WASHINGTON, D.C., NOV. 20, 2018 -- Following Representative Barbara Lee’s announcement to run for Caucus Chair, a coalition of progressive organizations, activists and leaders have kicked off the “Barbara Lee for Caucus Chair” campaign. This grassroots action is seeking to generate support for Lee’s campaign to win

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Newtown Action Alliance Endorses 233 Congressional Incumbents and Candidates  Who Support a Federal Ban on Assault Weapons

Newtown Action Alliance Endorses 233 Congressional Incumbents and Candidates Who Support a Federal Ban on Assault Weapons

Newtown,CT - The Newtown Action Alliance is proud to endorse 21 Senate and 212 House of Representatives incumbents and candidates for the Midterm Elections on November 6, 2018. The endorsed candidates are either incumbents who have cosponsored Senator Diane Feinstein (S. 2095) and Representative David Cicilline’s (H.R.5087) Assault Weapons Ban legislation or 2018 Midterm candidates*who have made a commitment to support a

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Tea Time with Sean Casten

Tea Time with Sean Casten

In District 6 of Illinois, there is much buzz about a man that can change the face of the district. This man is named Sean Casten.  Sean earned a B.A in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Middlebury College. He went on to work for two years as a scientist at the Tufts School of Medicine in a lab investigating dietary

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Brady Campaign Announces Endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Re-Election

Brady Campaign Announces Endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Re-Election

Gun safety organization hails Cuomo’s proven leadership, including passage of SAFE Act Avery Gardiner: “When it comes to the issue of gun safety, you are literally talking about life and death, and at a time when Washington is cowtowing to the NRA, this nation needs proven and experienced leaders like Andrew Cuomo.” Washington, D.C., July 21, 2018 – Today, the

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DELAWARE MOMS DEMAND ACTION, EVERYTOWN APPLAUD THE HOUSE FOR UNANIMOUSLY ADVANCING LIFE-SAVING RED FLAG LEGISLATION

DELAWARE MOMS DEMAND ACTION, EVERYTOWN APPLAUD THE HOUSE FOR UNANIMOUSLY ADVANCING LIFE-SAVING RED FLAG LEGISLATION

Red Flag Law Would Empower Family and Law Enforcement to Petition Courts to Temporarily Suspend a Person’s Access to Firearms If They Pose a Risk to Self or Others Red Flag Law Could Help Prevent Firearm Suicides and Mass Shootings DOVER, Del.– The Delaware chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety,

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Bring Back the “Liberal Republican”

Bring Back the “Liberal Republican”

Did you know that the Republican Party used to be moderate to liberal on many social, economic, and domestic issues? Around the 1940's, up until the 1970's, the dominant wing of the GOP consisted of this "Liberal Republican" coalition. Made up mostly of well-educated east coast politicos and elites, this faction came to be after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt implemented

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Dr. Hiral Tipirneni: The Right Prescription for Arizona

Dr. Hiral Tipirneni: The Right Prescription for Arizona

A profile of the ER Doctor and Cancer Research Advocate who wants to represent her community in Congress. Early voting has started in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District special election to fill Trent Franks’ empty seat. Election Day is fast approaching, on Tuesday, April 24th. As voters in this conservative district cast their ballots, many may be unfamiliar with the Democrat

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Immigrant Stories: Doctors and Nurses

Immigrant Stories: Doctors and Nurses

Keep Hospitals Safe From ICE   Since Trump has taken office, the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have aggressively targeted undocumented immigrants. With increasing reports of ICE roundups and arrests near and inside hospitals, more and more undocumented immigrants must choose between remaining with their families or risking deportation for medical care -

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Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

Who will be next to leave the White House? Trump recently stated that he enjoys the chaos of the White House staff turnover. At the annual bipartisan dinner, he joked, "who's going to be next to leave? Steve Miller, or Melania?" Perhaps as a result of Trump's U.S. tariff proposal on steel and aluminum, Gary Corn resigned as director of

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Tea Time with Chris Kennedy

Tea Time with Chris Kennedy

Last year I attended a gala and I met Chris Kennedy. I have met many politicians in my life and Chris did something remarkable that impressed me during our first meeting. He asked if I would help him. Most politicians immediately go into their plans to make your life better. Chris genuinely wanted to know, directly from me, what would

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Tea Time with Marie Newman

Tea Time with Marie Newman

I am starting what will be called “Tea Time” for Patriot not Partisan. I will have tea and chat with some of the most influential and life changing people I know. I couldn’t think of a better person to have tea with than Marie Newman. Marie Newman is running in one of the most watched congressional races in the country.

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Handout: The truth about our computerized election systems

Handout: The truth about our computerized election systems

Our elections are under attack. Intelligence officials concur that Russia plans to target the 2018 midterm elections.[i] One hundred experts in the fields of computer science and statistics have recommended paper ballots and post-election statistical audits to protect our democracy.[ii] But some election officials have undermined efforts to implement these security measures with irresponsible and false assurances that it would

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Blog Post: We Will Not Be Ignored

Blog Post: We Will Not Be Ignored

Nothing about my story is unique. It’s the story of millions of single mothers who get up early, work hard, and go to bed late hoping that they’ve done enough to provide a good life for their kids. For women, especially minority women, hard work doesn’t guarantee anything and a straight path towards even our most basic goals -- food

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Bringing the Blue Wave to Ohio

Bringing the Blue Wave to Ohio

I guess it started about five years ago. Late Summer, early evening. I’m at a park behind an elementary school down the street, pushing my daughter on the swing. She’s five, about to start kindergarten. There’s a “Welcome Back” event going on at the school, so there are a number of kids about. Two young girls take the swings to

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Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering

An Ohio congressman -- and the chairman of the GOP efforts to hold the House in 2018 -- admitted something this week that politicians usually try to hide: The Republicans owe their big majorities to gerrymandering. "It starts with the congressional lines," Rep. Steve Stivers told Politico, conceding that his party has started with a big advantage throughout this entire decade.

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Nearly 100 Arrested and Over 700 Rally for the Dream Act

Nearly 100 Arrested and Over 700 Rally for the Dream Act

Nearly 100 Arrested and Over 700 Rally for the Dream Act Progressive Leaders from the Healthcare, Labor and Women’s Rights Movement Join Immigrant Youth; Call on Congress to Reject Trump Deportation Plan and to Pass Dream Act Now Washington, D.C. - Today, the National Day of Action for the Dream Act brought together hundreds of progressive allies from the healthcare, labor,

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Worse than Amateur Hour: The tragedy of Trump’s unqualified appointees

Worse than Amateur Hour: The tragedy of Trump’s unqualified appointees

During the election, many of my conservative friends argued that Trump would be good for the country because he would promote their ideals. He would appoint conservative judges, pass conservative legislation, and encourage conservative policies and priorities at every level of government. Sure, he may rely too heavily on racist, divisive rhetoric, and sure he may have a less than

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JAMES COMEY – THE NON-PARTISAN PATRIOT

JAMES COMEY – THE NON-PARTISAN PATRIOT

I’ve had some time since last summer to process the events surrounding former FBI Director James Comey’s firing, as well as his role in influencing the 2016 Presidential election.  My opinion is now solidified.  The man is a well-read, loyal, experienced, humble, and passionate American throwback.  He is Donald Trump’s character foil, for he is everything Trump is not. I

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PatriotNOTPartisan’s First Annual #SOTYou Twitter Candidate Forum

PatriotNOTPartisan’s First Annual #SOTYou Twitter Candidate Forum

PatriotNOTPartisan’s First Annual #SOTYou Twitter Candidate Forum On Tuesday, January 30th, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union Address. PatriotNOTPartisan has invited candidates for office from across the country to participate in a non-partisan* moderated live response on Twitter, and you’re invited! Follow @PatNotPart and #SOTYou on Twitter and join: Stacey Abrams, candidate for Governor of Georgia

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Meet Brianna Westbrook, the Transwoman Running for Congress

Meet Brianna Westbrook, the Transwoman Running for Congress

The 2018 election cycle is shaping up to be quite exciting and is filled with candidates who are prepared to fight the GOP establishment and promote a progressive agenda. One such candidate is Brianna Westbrook, who is running for the U.S. House, representing Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. If elected, she will become the first openly transgender Congressperson and has vowed

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Alyssa Milano Speaks at Power to the Polls – Atlanta, Georgia

Alyssa Milano Speaks at Power to the Polls – Atlanta, Georgia

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