Election 2012 has passed, but restrictive voting laws can still impede the work of public education activists.
State New Hampshire
Electoral results show public education top priority with voters
On Tuesday, New Hampshire did a trial run of it’s new Voter ID law, and while many seemed unconcerned, a number of elderly voters had difficulty with the new requirements.
Wrap-up of voter protection news from Colorado, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.
By Amanda Litvinov As Lois Jacobs’ job evolved from library teacher to media specialist over the course of her 23 year career, she saw the first computers, Apple IIs, brought into school libraries to replace paper card catalogues. Now retired, Jacobs doesn’t recall feeling nostalgic about the transition. “I am not interested in going backwards,” … Continued
by Tim Reed/photo above by NEA intern Kate Jeszeck Hundreds of students, including a number of NEA interns, visited Capitol Hill yesterday as part of Campus Progress’ Student Debt Day, to lobby their Senators on the looming student loan interest rate increase. If congress does not act by July 1st, the interest rate on federally subsidized … Continued
by Félix Pérez Presidential candidate Mitt Romney had it all worked out. Run an ad in New Hampshire laying the blame for the student loan debt crisis on President Barack Obama while Vice President Joe Biden was in the state speaking to college students. But what sounded good in theory, didn’t exactly pan out in … Continued
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research by NEA intern Avianca McKoy Want to stay up to date with all the latest news from your state or local education association? Why not follow them on Facebook? More and more of NEA’s local affiliates are joining Facebook every day, and joining those pages is a great way to keep up with the … Continued
Hundreds of thousands of first-time voters on college campuses may be turned away from the polls this November because of new misguided voting laws aimed at restricting voting rights.