A Stepping Stone for Progressives

Across the country, millions of voters headed to the polls on November 6 to cast a ballot in this year’s midterm elections. NPR notes that voter turnout was the highest for a U.S. midterm election since 1966, with 47 percent of eligible

Dems Win House and Sweep Delco, Swat Turnout Strong

Tuesday, November 6 was a historic night for elections both in Swarthmore and across the country due to upsets and voter turnout, the latter of which was considerably higher from Swarthmore students than in 2014. On the national level, Democrats won back

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Your Vote Matters

Climate change is not an issue that just occurred recently. Adopted in 1997, the Kyoto Protocol, which urges all nations to reduce release of greenhouse gas, demonstrates climate change as a serious global issue that needs an immediate solution. 20 years later,

Vote Today

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Washington DC’s long history of disenfranchisement needs to end

Washington, D.C. should be a state. Period. Taxation without representation has a long history in America dating back to our nation’s inception. After all, it was King George III’s refusal to grant the colonists representatives in Britain’s Parliament that sparked iconic events

It’s Election Day: Here’s What You Need To Know

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On-campus groups set out to engage young voters

The upcoming presidential election has spurred student political involvement and discussion on campus. For many students, this year marks the first time they will vote. Swatties for Hillary is an on-campus group that was founded by Nate Urban ’18 last semester and