Post Tagged with: "voting"

DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

DC Council Introduces Bill for Paid Election Day Leave

Nine Washington, D.C. Councilmembers introduced a bill that would compel businesses to give workers two hours of paid leave on Election Day. The bill, called the Paid Leave to Vote Amendment Act of 2018, was introduced Nov. 20. If passed, the bill would grant workers up to two hours of[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Activism Beyond Elections

Last Tuesday, Georgetown University hosted Election Day programming that revealed strong political energy on campus. However, a student body that touts its political engagement should demonstrate this energy more often — and in a more impactful manner. At the watch party hosted by the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service,[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgia Delayed My Absentee Ballot. So I Went Back Home to Vote

Like most Americans, I learned during the 2016 presidential election that elections have consequences. Though I myself voted in the election, many of my friends chose to abstain due to frustration with both major candidates. Since that election, the importance of voting as a means of effecting change has become[Read More…]

by November 6, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
GU Votes, an initiative funded by GU Politics, tabled outside residence halls in an effort to increase student voter registration.

GU Votes Seeks to Bolster Absentee Ballots

Students can now request absentee ballots through a voter drop box system implemented in Residence Hall Offices across campus as part of an ongoing effort headed by the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service. The student-led voter registration initiative, called GU Votes, aims to simplify the voting process[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Graduate Students Establishes Election-Day Observation Program

Graduate Students Establishes Election-Day Observation Program

Observe D.C., a nonpartisan initiative started by McCourt School of Public Policy student Ben Mindes (GRD ’19), will pilot a “sample-based” election-day observation program to provide an independent analysis of voting efficiencies in Washington, D.C. Observe D.C. will send volunteer “observers” to 83 of the 143 polling locations throughout the[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DILLON: How ‘Vote’ Became a 4-Letter Word

DILLON: How ‘Vote’ Became a 4-Letter Word

I am struck by the fact that as recently as 47 years ago — within my lifetime — the franchise was restricted to those 21 years of age and older. On July 1, 1971, the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution extended the right to vote to those 18 years and[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Barriers to Representation

For decades, politicians have bellowed that all are equal, that racial barriers are relics of the past and that anyone can be anything in the land of opportunity. The inauguration of our first black president eight years ago was a dazzling affirmation of such a promise; if there was ever[Read More…]

by March 27, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
PETROCHEILOS: Overcome Electoral Flaws

PETROCHEILOS: Overcome Electoral Flaws

During the third and final presidential debate, Republican nominee Donald Trump reiterated his claim that the presidential election was being rigged against him and that he would keep the American people “in suspense” as to whether he will accept the election results as legitimate. This starkly contrasts the manner in[Read More…]

by November 1, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Finding Faith Within Democracy

In his coverage of the 1972 presidential election between George McGovern and Richard Nixon, journalist Hunter S. Thompson wrote that “the whole framework of the presidency is getting out of hand. It’s come to the point where you almost can’t run unless you can cause people to salivate and whip[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top