BY Hannah Baxter
on Nov 04, 2014
Hey there, BUSTies, it's finally November 4th, and that means it's one of the most important days for making your own unique voice heard! There are a plethora of different issues on the ballot in states across the nation, from the Gubernatorial race in Colorado, by which a personhood bill will likely be decided, to crucial Senate races in states like Iowa, Kentucky and Alaska. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 28, 2014
Midterm elections are a week away and there couldn’t be a more important time to vote! Statewide laws will show up on ballots across the country that will harm our sisters in Texas, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Ohio, Arkansas, and many other states. We need to fight for our rights over our own bodies, our voices, and basic human equality. The time is now to say NO to laws that allow rapists custody and rights to a child resulting in rape (29 states), and NO to being without an abortion provider (89% of states). Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 13, 2014
You probably already knew that our government leaders are predominately white and male, and that our country isn’t predominately white and male. Why is this a problem? Well, without the issues of the citizens in mind, the majority is likely to suffer. Having the access to vote doesn’t aid in fighting for all demographics, but allowing leadership of all races and genders will create more equal representation.
With the help of Women Donors Network, Who Leads Us has put together surveys and statistical information of our elected officials from federal to local government. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Oct 07, 2014
You thought you got that song out of your head. But it’s back.
Rock the Vote, the organization that has been trying to make voting cool since 1990, is at it again. This time, they are luring youngsters to the polls with Lil Jon, Lena Dunham, Natasha Lyonne, and more, as well as the big, loud question: turn out for what?
Midterm elections are November 4th, so be sure to vote! For what? For prison reform, for global warming, for reproductive rights - or, like Fred Armisen, because all your friends are doing it. Read More
Don’t forget! This Saturday marks the first ever V to Shining V palooza: a night when women across the country will gather voting forces, farces, and finger foods, and begin plotting to throw a kink into the plans of local anti-feminist politicians. Lady Parts Justice even provides an official party kit for the occasion! So get your friends together, make sure you're all registered to vote, and find out how you should all strategically vote this fall to better women's reproductive rights in your state.
If you haven’t already planned a party, check out who did here. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Nov 05, 2012
You probably (hopefully) know this already, but tomorrow is Election Day. Lotsa people will be hitting the polls to cast their vote for President, and we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should most definitely be one of them.
1. Voting is a super easy way to make your voice heard--cliche, yes, but true--and feel like you’re contributing to our country’s future.
2. It’s an important thing to do, as the POTUS obviously has a lot of authority over anything concerning our country and its people.
3. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 02, 2012
In the week leading up to the election, hundreds of artists nationwide are coming together to create nonpartisan images that remind you to go vote on November 6. The project is open to all kinds of art, which makes for some interesting results. There’s what you’d expect — patriotic reminders on an American flag and fancy red, white, and blue lettering. And then there’s the really, wonderfully weird — Abe Lincoln in a bunny suit and “Go Vote” spelled out, and on, Chef Boyardee products. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 25, 2012
WTF. Yesterday, CNN published an article examining how women vote with their hormones, not with, you know, their brains. Titled “Study looks at voting and hormones: Hormones may influence female voting choices,” the article has since been taken down from CNN, but this is the Internet, and it still exists in its full form here and here. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 23, 2012
Women’s issues have been an intense topic in this election, and our rights are important, especially considering we make up more than half of the population. In this awesome new PSA, entitled “You Don’t Own Me,” a multitude of women stand up for--and lip synch!--to Lesley Gore’s song of the same name (Lesley herself appears at the beginning to 'approve this message'!). As the vid’s description states,
“Women, let's rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose. Read More
BY Intern Scarlet
on Aug 23, 2012
We’ve heard a lot about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the news lately. And for good reason, there's an election coming up (real) soon. Reading the strong opinions thrown around the Internet, you’d think that most people would be all set to head to the polls. However, this is not the case. Many who participate in democracy online, are not doing it in real life. A staggering amount of US citizens in the 18-29 demographic are still not registered to vote. Up until a month ago I was one of them.
That’s right. Read More