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Voter suppression is a shameful reality many Americans must face across the nation. But for many young, and first-time voters on college campuses that suppression has come at the hands of Republican lawmakers who have, as the New York Times reported, worked to diminish the electoral power of campuses through redistricting, as well as by limiting early voting sites, purging voter rolls or refusing to permit polling stations on campus.
Young people and college students especially have had so many memories taken from them this year, but voting in this crucial election (where they’re driven by issues like climate change) is one that they have stepped up to make at all costs. The result: youth voting seems to be surging!
This week we sat down with Congressman Ted Lieu who represents California’s 33rd Congressional district. His district also happens to be one of the most climate-vulnerable regions in the nation where wildfires, extreme heat, and sea-level rise are creating conditions that necessitate comprehensive climate action from the federal government. More specifically, the Congressman told us […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer As the nation moves past President Biden’s first 100 days, hopes are that the green energy future can begin to take shape more tangibly. Yet despite the green jobs promises of the American Jobs Plan, some communities still feel cut off from the new green economy. For Indigenous communities, a […]
by Jason Walsh Late last month, President Biden unveiled the $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, aiming to provide much-needed investments in our schools, roads, drinking-water infrastructure, broadband access, electric grid, the care economy, and more. But what comes next is critically important for the long-term recovery of our nation and the nearly 10 million people […]
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