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We wanted to give a shout out to all the #FriendsofthePlanet who signed the Harvard Forward petition or nudged a friend or family member to do it! We were one of the first publications to give them media coverage and raise the profile of their campaign to get enough signatures to put five candidates on the ballot to sit on the Board of Overseers — the University’s second-highest governing body. That helped to generate a slew of good press from even larger media outlets (like the NY Times) that helped them to gather the signatures they needed — and then some! All told, Harvard Forward collected more than 20,000 signatures — each candidate received over 4,500 — and on Saturday they hand-carried nomination forms to Harvard’s administrative offices. Congrats, and now let’s get them elected to the Board!
Midge Purce is a star of the Portland Thorns and a candidate for Harvard’s Board of Overseers
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 […]
Hannah is an Equal Justice Works Selbin Family Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice where she works on protecting everyone’s right to vote and vote safely this year. She also happens to be my (Monica’s) daughter! She has some practical tips for everyone on how to make sure your vote gets counted, and how […]
In the runup to the election next week, we talked with Jean-Luc Duvall, who is a climate organizer with the League of Conservation Voters in North Carolina. In his spare time, Jean-Luc is running for a local office in his home of Wake County. Here are a few of the highlights.
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