Tag: access

Texas Republicans Targeting Voting Access Find Their Bull’s-Eye: Cities

April 24, 2021
HOUSTON — Voting in the 2020 election presented Zoe Douglas with a difficult choice: As a therapist meeting with patients over Zoom late into the evening, she just wasn’t able to wrap up before polls closed during early voting.Then Harris County introduced 24-hour voting for a single day. At 11 p.m. on the Thursday before

Africa: Internet Access Uneven Across Sub-Saharan Africa As Campaign Dubbed #UnmuteTheWorld Launched to Address Gap

April 17, 2021
Nairobi — A campaign dubbed #UnmuteTheWorld, has been launched to make internet access a fundamental right and ensure 3.7 billion people are connected virtually. The campaign launched last week called for action on the digital divide especially since COVID-19 has exacerbated the challenge as connections and opportunities increasingly happen online. Nearly half of the world’s

Mississippi official frets that greater ballot access will allow ‘woke’ college students to vote

April 7, 2021
On March 26, Watson appeared on WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi, to discuss the dire scourge of “woke” college students voting. This earned a stern rebuke from Ray Mabus, a Democrat who served as Mississippi’s governor from 1988-1992. We’ll get to that in a moment, but first, this fucking fopdoodle: Transcript! WATSON: “One thing that has slipped

Trump And The RNC Are Currently Trying To Limit Voting Access In 17 States

August 5, 2020
Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee are teaming up to wage war on voting access in more than a dozen states with 90 days until the November elections. As MSNBC’s Chris Hayes pointed out on Tuesday, Trump and the GOP aren’t even trying to hide this coordinated effort to “bar people from voting by

Russian elites given access to experimental coronavirus vaccine: report

July 20, 2020
A group of Russian tycoons, business executives and government officials were given early access to an experimental coronavirus vaccine, according to a report. They were given shots developed by the state-run Gamaleya Institute in Moscow as early as April, which last week completed phase 1 trial on military personnel, Bloomberg News reported. Gamaleya, backed by

Women With Access to Higher Education Changed America—But Now They’re Bearing the Brunt of the Student Debt Crisis

April 4, 2020
Higher education policy has taken center stage in the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary, with candidates proposing big ideas including free college and student debt cancellation. Candidates’ focus on this issue stems from a very real change in the experience of paying for college. One in five U.S. households was burdened by student loan debt, as…

Innovative citizen initiatives open access to police data

May 5, 2016
As outrage mounts over fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians, a growing number of police departments nationwide are releasing data on officer-involved shootings, use of force, and traffic stops. In North Carolina, where Charlotte and Fayetteville are participating in the White House initiative, a related effort is underway to make accessible policing data statewide. The
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