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Fucking VOTE Tomorrow (11/4)

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Midterm elections are tomorrow and Democracy Matters* wants YOU to get off your ass and vote Rock the Vote.

Seriously, if you don’t vote, don’t complain. Everybody loves to complain—and when it comes to politics, everyone has something to complain about—so just vote.

Voting takes place tomorrow (11/4) from 6 am to 9 pm in the ICC.

[Full Disclosure:  These are the polling times for the city of Saratoga Springs and may not reflect the actual polling times at Skidmore, which are not posted anywhere as far as I can tell. Please don’t blame me if you show up at 6 am and the ICC is locked.]

For more information than you ever wanted to know about voting, check out the following links:

* Does campaign finance reform keep you up a night? Do the words Citizens United and McCutcheon make your blood boil and steam come out your ears? Do you consider Bernie Sanders to be the Second Coming? If you said yes to any of these, check out a Democracy Matters meeting, Tuesdays at 8 pm in Bolton 280!




Lecture: SCOTUS and Citizens United

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

A dashing Jeffrey Clements

On Thursday, author and attorney Jeffrey Clements will deliver a lecture on the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark case, Citizens United v. Federal Electoral Commission. In 2010, SCOTUS ruled that unions and corporations are granted the same political speech rights as people, thus striking down years of campaign finance reforms.

Clements is a co-founder of Free Speech for People, an advocacy group dedicated to opposing corporate personhood. He has also worked as assistant attorney general and chief of the Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau in Massachusetts. His lecture (part of the Tang’s “We the People” project) is titled “Corporations Are Not People: Responding to the Supreme Court in ‘Citizens United.'”

This is a big week for SCOTUS, with opening arguments for Hollingsworth v. Perry—a case challenging the constitutionality of California’s ban on same-sex marriage—taking place today. Go to this lecture and ask some questions about it and appear smart.

Thursday March 28, 7pm @ Tang