How can journalism bring about accountability and change? That's the burning question on my mind as the midterm elections approach and investigations into Trump intensify. And in "People Power Can Still Win," I unpack it with a change-maker who goes back to MoJo’s early days, share why I'm hopeful, and kick off our always-urgent fall fundraising drive. I hope you'll give it a read, and that you'll support our journalism that exists to make a difference, not a profit, and help us raise the $325,000 we need right now.
How can journalism bring about accountability and change? That's the burning question Mother Jones’ Monika Bauerlein unpacks in "People Power Can Still Win" as the midterms approach, investigations into Trump intensify, and we kick off our fall fundraising drive. Please support our journalism that exists to make a difference, not a profit, and help us raise the $325,000 we need right now.
“Your Right to Vote is Your Opportunity to Protect”<a href="http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/creatingtheus/Constitution/ConstitutionLegacy/ExhibitObjects/OpportunitytoProtect.aspx">Library of Congress</a>
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We’ve come a long way from the days when women, blacks, immigrants, and pretty much anyone who wasn’t a white male was kept from the polls. This timeline explores 200 years of efforts to restrict and expand the right to vote. (And for more on current efforts to disenfranchise voters, read about the10 most common vote-blocking tricks.)
For more information on voting rights history, check out these great timelines from the ACLU and KQED.