A New Day in Albany

In the early days of the 2019-2020 legislative session, New York passed historic voting reforms that activists have advocated for decades. While many improvements were made, the state still has a way to go before our elections are free and fair for all New Yorkers.

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There’s Too Much Money in Politics and Democracy Matters Wants to Do Something About It

Written by Maeve McKaig With midterm elections just days away, Americans across the political spectrum are doing all they can to shake an ingrained cynicism from the electorate. Despite America’s characterization as a champion of democracy, on average only half of its citizens actually show up on election day. Many voters feel as if their […]

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Black Stories Matter: Storytelling as a form of Resilience Within the Black Community

Written by Funto Omojola At the age of four, Rachel Elaine Bailey “Beetle” remembers having their first manic episode. Twenty years later, when they checked themself into a psych ward after a nervous breakdown, they remained haunted by the same thoughts they had carried with them for most of their life: they were not good […]

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Latinos in Local Politics–Projecting the Unheard Voices of our Community

Written by Funto Omojola On Tuesday October 24, La Voz, LASO, The Student Labor Dialogue, Bard CCE, and the 100 days initiative at Bard co-sponsored a panel event entitled Latinos in Local Politics. Moderated by co-founder and managing editor of La Voz, Mariel Fiori, the event hosted politicians and activists from around the area: Francena […]

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Close the LLC Loophole

Written by Connor Boehme Campaign Finance Reform has become more and more a bipartisan issue over the last year with large sections of the Republican base joining progressive Democrats in demanding that the influence of big money and lobbyists be curtailed. New York, often thought to be a progressive state, lags behind much of the […]

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Women’s Rights

The women’s rights working group is a dedicated community of individuals who believe in the equality of the sexes, and the group is particularly interested in intersectionality.

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