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America's New Electorate - Ronald Brownstein - Politics - The Atlantic
"I see this as a pivot decade. This decade what we're seeing is, these Hispanics and Asians are really crucial to our country because they are juxtaposed against an aging white population. It is really the new minorities--Hispanics and Asians--that are driving where we're headed."
demography  usa  2012  elections  voting  latino  asian  power  obama 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Movie Review - 'Milk' - Freedom Fighter in Life Becomes Potent Symbol in Death -
[...] “My name is Harvey Milk, and I want to recruit you.” That was an opening line that the real Milk often used in his speeches to break the tension with straight audiences, but the film shows him deploying it with mostly gay crowds as well, with a slightly different inflection. He wants to recruit them into the politics of democracy, to persuade them that the stigma and discrimination they are used to enduring quietly and even guiltily can be addressed by voting, by demonstrating, by claiming the share of power that is every citizen’s birthright and responsibility. [...]
gay  politics  sanfrancisco  1970s  bayarea  reviews  film  cinema  movies  government  voting  power  speech  identity 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Business Technology : Swing-State Voters and the Social-Networking Sites They Love
RapLeaf, which collects and analyzes information from across the Web, took a look at which of these sites the presidential candidates should target to court voters in each swing state.
social  politics  election  obama  socialnetworking  information  data  web  online  voting  campaigns 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Campaign Stops: Patterns of Distinction
"[M]any of the men who said they were considering gender in casting a ballot, gave the New York senator more, not less, support than did other men. [...]"
men  women  gender  elections  data  feminism  voting  identity  newyork  2008  campaigns 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: 16 Ways of Looking at a Female Voter
"As Keeter and Carpini concluded in their study: 'A fully informed citizenry would have collective consequences, resulting in a public-opinion environment that is more ideologically diverse and slightly more liberal.'"
feminism  gender  politics  voting  elections  2008  men  women  public  power 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Black isn't enough - Los Angeles Times
"The problem isn't that black people are voting for black candidates, it's that they don't hold their representatives accountable."
losangeles  politics  race  black  latino  government  voting  california 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Royal Finds Female Voters Resistant -
"She's getting on my nerves every time she focuses on her motherhood. Of course women can have children. So what? That's not the reason why I'll vote for her . . . but because I don't like the others."
women  elections  france  voting  leadership  gender  feminism  government 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge Books | The many faces of American Muslim
"Almost 60 percent of them have college degrees, compared to 27 percent of American adults overall. The median family income among Muslims is $60,000; the national median is $50,000. Eighty percent of them are registered to vote."
islam  usa  religion  culture  demography  education  voting 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Democratic Faces That Could Launch Thousands of Votes
"Perhaps not surprisingly, research has shown that voters who are easily swayed by social trends tend to favor more attractive candidates. Conversely, people who resist social trends prefer unattractive candidates."
politics  beauty  aesthetics  democrats  republicans  gop  washington  elections  voting  men  women  gender  public  social 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Voting Without the Facts
"Does it make sense for the progressive elements in our society to undermine their own deeply held beliefs in tolerance, fairness and justice in an effort to embrace those who deliberately seek to divide?"
elections  politics  voting 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Flickr: [election] tshirt for next four years
This outcome's probably the only thing that'll make bloggers madder than having to pay for Movable Type
elections  ohio  tshirt  voting 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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