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Automatic Voter Registration Act introduced TODAY in Congress
WOW – this is HUGE!!! Sign your name RIGHT NOW to support this landmark bill:
This is important:
Right now, more than 50 MILLION Americans are currently not registered to vote.
And 1 in 8 registered voters has outdated or invalid registration information.
The good news? Congressional Democrats just introduced the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017 to automatically register every eligible voter and allow them to participate in our elections. YES!!!
Don’t let this critical moment go to waste! We need as many progressive grassroots supporters as possible to get behind this bill RIGHT NOW before it’s too late:
Support for Automatic Voter Registration is MOUNTING across the country. In 2017 alone, 32 states have put forward Automatic Voter Registration bills.
This is amazing — but we MUST do more:
We need a federal law to guarantee that everyone is registered to vote, regardless of their race, income, or voting record.
Elizabeth Warren. Bernie Sanders. Barack Obama. These are just a few of the progressives leading the charge for automatic voter registration.
If you agree, join us RIGHT NOW. Sign our petition to DEMAND Congress pass this important bill:
Thanks for your support,
– The Progressive Turnout Project
Decades of chaos have been unleashed by a generation of voters that barely possesses the digital literacy to use a USB stick.
By Lauren Razavi
Lauren Razavi is a feature writer specializing in business, technology and innovation stories. She lives in Norwich, England.
Mixed reactions to Brexit from Brits overseas
British travelers in a Paris train station have mixed reactions to the outcome of the historic referendum back home to leave the European Union. (Reuters)
Today has been a day of bitterness, resentment and betrayal for British millennials like me. Overnight, my generation has lost the right to call ourselves Europeans, as well as the right to live, love and work in the 27 other countries of the European Union. Among the many divisions the referendum has revealed in the U.K., the chasm between generations is becoming the most pronounced. While the Leave campaign achieved a two-point victory in the referendum, 75 percent of voters between 18 and 24 wanted to remain.
For all intents and purposes, the referendum result is just the latest in a series of attacks on my generation’s future. First came the financial crisis, caused by poor decision-making on the part of baby boomers across the world. Soon after came austerity measures that disproportionately affected young people in favor of protecting British pensions. Now we are being forced from the European Union — against the wishes of the vast majority of young people — in an attack from a generation that will live to see very little of its consequences.