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Political Quick Hits: September 26th Edition

QuickHitsHere’s your weekly quick look at a few developing stories in the political arena:

  • Eric Holder, the first black American to serve as Attorney General, announced on Thursday that he would be resigning after 6 years heading the Justice Department. Holder, speaking at the White House, said “I will continue to serve and try to find ways to make our nation even more true to its founding ideals.” Holder has agreed to stay on until President Obama names a successor that is confirmed by the Senate. Speaker of the House John Boehner, a critic of Holder’s, called this resignation “long overdue.” Holder said he never intended to stay through all of the President’s second term and pointed out that protecting voters’ rights and gay rights, easing federal drug sentencing rules that he argues disproportionately burden minorities, and defending the use of criminal courts to try terrorist suspects are critical issues we still face. The attorney general is one of only three remaining members of Obama’s original Cabinet.

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The Ballot: Guns

gunWith the mid-term elections quickly approaching, we are taking a look at some of the big issues on ballots across the country. We previously featured  the states that will vote on marijuana laws, and now we’ll discuss the states voting on measures with firearms. Gun violence is still a major issue across the country and yet nearly 2 years after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, nothing has been done nationally on the legislative side of gun control.

Two states however do have gun measures on the state ballot for these important upcoming mid-term elections. Is your state one of the two?  Click through to find out!

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It’s National Voter Registration Day

Get registered to vote!

In, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. In, we want to make sure no one is left out.

Today, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities-allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters who we could not reach otherwise.


The Ballot: Marijuana

Marihuana jointElection Day is quickly approaching and while there are many big issues up for a vote in these important mid-term elections, one of the most talked about is marijuana. Washington state and Colorado are the only two states in the U.S. to fully legalize marijuana but other states have either approved it for medical purposes, decriminalized it, or both. Supporters of the legalization of marijuana hope America will one day become like Uruguay, the first country in the world to fully legalize it back in, but until then… it is still a state-by-state issue. Which parts of America have marijuana on the ballot this year?  Click below to find out! Read more…