2016 was the year voting in America truly broke. To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the game changing election, we're taking a look at a flawed electoral system, and launching our VOTE NOW campaign to expand voting rights and turnout.

Voters Will Decide Whether 1.5 Million Ex-Offenders Gain Back Their Right to Vote

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi have appealed a judge’s order to fix the voter restoration system for former felons that a judge ruled unconstitutional.

Kimberley Richards

Harsher Weed Policies Make Us Less Safe

States like California where marijuana is legal allow criminal justice leadership to re-address real legal priorities.

Emily Weitz

You Can Fight Back Against Jeff Sessions’s War on Legal Weed

The AG's actions may end up demonstrating the real limits of federal power over citizens and states that reject federal drug policies.

Jolene Forman
Tamar Todd

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder, Alicia Garza, Tells Us How to Activate the Black Vote

The racial justice activist explains why it's not enough for politicians to just engage with black culture to secure the support of black voters for the 2018 midterm elections and beyond.

Alicia Garza

Big Money Will Dominate the 2018 Midterm Elections, But It Doesn't Have to

Big money has corrupted our democracy, but campaign finance reform legislation at both the local and federal level can protect the interests of American citizens.

Jasper Craven

How Trump’s Disapproval Ratings Compare Among Different Demographics

Although the president has said he wants to make America great again for all Americans, not everyone is buying into it.

Aaron Barksdale
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Female-Led Activist Group Wants 100 Women Elected to Congress by 2020

Helping the women who deserve to lead gain the backing they need to win will amount to a 22-seat gain in Congress by the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.

Emily Weitz

Florida’s Ex-Offender Voter Restoration Effort Could Change Who Gets to Vote in 2020

This key swing state is poised to change its lifetime voting ban on citizens with felony offenses this November, which has major implications for who will be President of the United States.

Impact Staff

The Most Important Ballot Measures People Will Vote on for the 2018 Midterms

From transgender bathroom bills to voter ID laws, there are more than candidates on the ballot this year.

Jonathan Parks-Ramage

Here are Trump's First Midterm Election Odds Compared to Past Presidents

How the country votes this midterm cycle will largely decide whether or not President Trump can make good on his campaign promises.

Aaron Barksdale

Vermont's People-Powered Weed Legalization Win Can Happen in Your State Too

How a grassroots movement helped the Green Mountain State live up to its name.

Nick Chedli Carter

Trump Wants to Hire a Census Official Who Supports Gerrymandering

If the president gets his way for Census Bureau leadership, who gets to vote in America could be radically altered.

Jasper Craven
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