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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!
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Starting today, climate action is back on the agenda. Yesterday at noon, the White House website updated to reflect the new administration and President Biden’s agenda which placed climate action as the number two priority for his administration, just after COVID-19. And he’s bringing the largest team of climate […]
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Just hours after being sworn in, President Biden began reversing the previous administration’s planet-damaging environmental policy. His Day One executive orders and directives lay the groundwork for taking on the climate crisis and putting environmental, public health, and scientific priorities back in place. Rejoining Paris Climate Agreement: After (re)accepting […]
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Today, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor, Pete Buttigieg, will face a Senate confirmation hearing for his appointment as Secretary of Transportation. If confirmed, Buttigieg will be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary to be confirmed by the Senate. Not only will Buttigieg be a member of one of the […]
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