Voter Suppression Laws: What’s New Since the 2012 Presidential Election

Highlighted for your attention by the Voter Suppression Issue Team: In the 2016 presidential election, up to 17 states may have restrictive voting laws in place. Collectively, these 17 states are home to over 110 million people and will wield 189 of the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the presidency. Overall, the ACLU is fighting…

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Santa Cruz Indivisible Members Work to Turn Congress Blue

By: Karen Menehan Santa Cruz Indivisible (SCI) Midterm Elections Group members are determined to help elect Democrats to Congress, and cite that effort as a key battle in the effort to prevent Republicans from reversing the social progress made in the U.S. over five decades. “It’s imperative that we turn Congress blue,” said SCI Midterm…

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Book Review: “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate”

Al Franken: Giant of the Senate “From Finding Common Ground Co-Leader Ken Koenig” I just finished reading Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. It is, of course, laugh-out-loud funny, but it’s more than that. He manages to explain complex ideas and processes with great clarity, using examples and stories. I learned a great deal from…

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Santa Cruz Sentinel | Santa Cruz Indivisible joins national call for release of Trump’s tax returns

By Michael Todd, Santa Cruz Sentinel Hundreds gather outside of Santa Cruz City Hall on Saturday afternoon in a call for President Trump to release his tax returns. (Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel) SANTA CRUZ >> Mark Davidson of Scotts Valley dressed as Vladimir Putin while carrying a piñata of Donald Trump during Saturday’s march…

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Santa Cruz Sentinel | Thousands participate in political open house by Santa Cruz Indivisible

By Michael Todd, Santa Cruz Sentinel Community members meet local activist groups at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on Saturday during the Santa Cruz Indivisible open house event. (Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel) SANTA CRUZ >> Grassroots upstart Santa Cruz Indivisible has grown to nearly 2,000 members since it started in January, according to a…

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