One of the biggest inherent injustices in our government system is that there is no democracy for the people living in the capital of the country which is called the leader of the free world. The problem is not simply that the people of Washington DC are denied any representation in Congress. The even larger [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 26, 2011 12:03 pm|
In 2008 the Obama campaign depended heavily on high turnout among minorities and strong enthusiasm from young people. That is why the Obama re-election campaign should be very concerned that young people have recently turned sharply against him. From Democracy Corps polling: The biggest drop-off has come among his broad base—79 percent of Democrats now [...]
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 3, 2010 1:37 am|
Welcome to part four of FDL midterm election night liveblog (link to part one, part two, part three, and part four). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here. The Democrats have lost the House by a large margin but thanks in part to a surprisingly strong [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 18, 2010 5:21 pm|
With Proposition 19, the initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana, on the California ballot, the big political question is: can the initiative be a driver of voter turnout ? This is not only important for the success or failure of the ballot measure, but could potentially affect both the highly contested California governor and Senate [...]
|By: Michael Whitney Monday October 4, 2010 3:47 pm|
Good news for Oregon’s Measure 74, a ballot initiative that will regulate medical marijuana supplies in the state: the Democratic Party of Oregon gave its endorsement to the medical marijuana measure. This is big news for Measure 74, which if passed, would create nonprofit clinics like pharmacies to supply marijuana to patients. While Oregon has had medical marijuana since 1998, patients have had to either grow their own or have someone else grow for them. With Measure 74, patients with have better, safer access to medical marijuana in a regulated system.
|By: Michael Whitney Monday October 4, 2010 11:38 am|
Attention Arizona: today is your last chance to register to vote if you want to help pass Prop 203 and bring medical marijuana to your state. As of 11:59pm tonight, if you’re not registered to vote at your current address, you can’t vote on November 2. Click here to register to vote online in Arizona.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday September 29, 2010 6:11 pm|
Arizonans will vote on Proposition 203, which if passed would bring medical marijuana to Arizona. This year could be the year Arizona patients finally have safe access to medical marijuana. Prop 203 is up in the polls, but opposition is starting to pop up. In addition to the Arizona Cardinals NFL team donating $10,000 to get between cancer patients and their doctors, Sheriff Joe Arpaio came out against Prop 203.
It’s critical that we secure as many votes as we can for Prop 203. If you’re an Arizona voter, can you please pledge to vote for Prop 203?
|By: Michael Whitney Monday July 19, 2010 8:30 am|
Oregon voters will decide in November if the state should have medical marijuana dispensaries in the spirit of California and Colorado. A ballot initiative, known as I-28, would legalize nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries to sell marijuana to card-carrying patients. According to Oregon Business, the initiative barely qualified for November’s ballot.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday June 2, 2010 4:01 pm|
A bit of good news coming out of Arizona, despite the state’s disaster of immigration policy. Medical marijuana advocates in Arizona announced today that they qualified for a spot on this year’s ballot after turning in about 252,000 signatures, well more than the 145,000 required by the state. That means when Arizonans hit the polls this November, they’ll be able to vote to allow medical marijuana use in the state.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 5, 2010 3:31 pm|
A new poll for the Pew Research Center found that an overwhelming 73% of Americans favor the legalization of medical marijuana for those who get a prescription from a doctor. Only 23% of the country opposes the idea of medical marijuana. While medical marijuana is only legal in a minority of states, and is officially [...]