Taking Civic Action in 2018

L. Joy, June and Lurie give you the preview on 2018 elections including the latest threats and civic action opportunities in voting rights, education and the upcoming census.

How Will you #TakeCivicAction in 2018? – 13:25

We share stories from listeners who plan to #TakeCivicAction in 2018 and our hosts share their own plans to get civically engaged this year.

A few of the civic related stories we discussed on the show that you may have missed in mainstream media. Follow the hashtag #CivicDocket on Twitter or view more here.

VOTING – The latest in voting rights includes the Supreme Court hearing cases on voting purges in Ohio, Florida’s proposed constitutional amendment to automatically restore voting rights to those who have paid their debt to society and hot Floridians can help get the proposal on the November ballot.

  • The Supreme Court takes up voter purges next week  – Link
  • Florida’s 1.5 Million Missing Voters – Link

EDUCATION – The U.s. Commission on Civil Rights is accepting testimony until January 16th on students of color with disabilities and how unfair discipline practices impede these students’ academic achievement. You can submit testimony here.

  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund Testimony – Link

CENSUS – There are reports that the Justice Department is advocating for a citizenship question on the 2020 census which would have devastating effects to the process.

  • Critics Say Questions About Citizenship Could Wreck Chances for an Accurate Census – Link

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