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Government-Issued IDs: A Barrier to the Vote, A Barrier to Emergency Contraception

The use of a government issued ID to suppress the rights of “undesirable” communities is not just limited to voting rights, but is also a barrier for access to over-the-counter emergency contraception.

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In America, Our Inalienable Right to Vote is in Jeopardy

Millions of U.S. citizens will not be allowed to vote in the upcoming presidential election; restrictions on who is allowed to vote and how are based on two erroneous assumptions.

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The Voter ID Struggle in Pennsylvania: Losing ID Is about Losing More than the Right to Vote

Residents of a mobile home park in Jersey Shore, PA speak on their struggle to resist being evicted by the fracking industry.

We’re taking up a collection at my office, here at the Media Mobilizing Project in Philadelphia, PA, for some of our radio producers and campaigners. 

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The Key to Unlocking the Youth Vote: Why Birth Control Is a Force Multiplier in the 2012 Election

Beginning this month, for the first time in the history of this country, access to no-copay birth control will be a reality for millions of young people across the country. To underscore this moment – or fail to maximize its transformative potential – would be a grave mistake.

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The Right to Vote Affects the Power to Choose: How Voter Suppression in 2012 Will Erode Reproductive Rights

The power to preserve and expand reproductive rights is inextricably tied the right to vote. But what is power if your ability to leverage it is stripped away?

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Defeating Personhood: A Critical But Incomplete Victory for Reproductive Justice

The defeat of Mississippi Initiative 26 and the gains for reproductive choice today in Mississippi–while critical–may in the long run be seen as pyrrhic victories given the ominous implications of Initiative 27, the exclusionary voter ID initiative that will disenfranchise thousands of African Americans, immigrants, married women, transgendered people, and Native Americans.

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Race, Class, and Rights in Mississippi: How A Reproductive Justice Campaign Can Save the Pill and Save the Vote

In Mississippi, two ballot initiatives threaten the health and lives of women across the state, and the disenfranchisement of the largest bloc of voters in the state. A campaign based on a reproductive justice model can defeat both.

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