On the heels of a disappointing mid-term election in which Republicans again gained a number of new seats in the legislature, the Democrats appear to be irretrievably lost. If the criticism offered by a number of commentators is correct, Democrats didn't fare well during the last election because they ignored a significant portion of their base-- and then paid the price.
More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here's a big reason we've seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. That's a principle known as "net neutrality" — and it says that an entrepreneur's fledgling company should have the same chance to succeed as established corporations, and that access to a high school student's blog shouldn't be unfairly slowed down to make way for advertisers with more money.
California voters took a significant step toward ending mass incarceration and the war on drugs by approving Proposition 47. On the heels of reforming the state’s “three strikes” law in the 2012 election, Californians overwhelmingly voted to change six low-level, nonviolent offenses – including simple drug possession – from felonies to misdemeanors.
NOVEMBER 8, 2014
Community Open House
Free and Open to the Public
NOON TO 6:00 P.M.
Dr. Phillips Center Members preview from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. Guests will take self-guided tours and explore the Della Phillips Grand Lobby, the Walt Disney Theater, the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater and the Seneff Arts Plaza. The tour includes spots for photos and the opportunity to purchase tickets for upcoming shows and events.
With midterm hangover setting in, many will chatter and finger-point into next month about what happened, who did what and why. And at the center of it will be questions about the black vote. In crucial Senate and gubernatorial races where the black vote was needed most—Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina—Democrats faced humiliating blows to the stomach.
Washington, D.C. — A new issue brief released today by the Center for American Progress explores the current role of women-of-color voters, a bloc that turned out in record numbers in the 2008 presidential election. The brief looks at the national demographic trends turning this emerging voting bloc into an increasingly powerful electoral player. This new political landscape points to a reality in which these voters will wield great influence in 2014 and beyond.
Last month, candidates were asked for positions related to policy that has shut approx. 1.5 million Floridians out of the democratic process; Gov. Scott, A.G. Bondi, and all other incumbent Clemency Board members refused to respond