Voter Suppression

On the April 23rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about policies that could get more people to cast ballots. In the 2014 midterm US elections, we saw the worst voter turnout in 72 years. Oregon is tackling this problem by becoming the first state in the country to automatically register voters who go to the DMV. California is considering a similar law. What are other states doing to make voting easier? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you. 

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Your Call: Protests in Mexico & the midterm elections

Nov 7, 2014
Eduardo Verdugo

On the November 7th edition of Your Call, it’s Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the midterm elections, voter ID laws, and voter suppression.  We’ll also talk about the mass protests in Mexico over the disappearance of 43 students. We will be joined by Salon’s David Dayen, Brad Blog’s Brad Friedman and the Dallas Morning News’ Alfredo Corchado. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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David Dayen, contributing writer to Salon.com, and a weekly columnist at The Fiscal Times.

What does it mean to "get out the vote" in 2012? How do you do it? On the next Your Call we'll talk about how campaigns have tried to turn out the vote. How were they successful? How did they fail? Who gets lost in the shuffle in a country that prides itself on its civic engagement? It's Election Day and we want to hear what you saw at the polls. 

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Corey Cook, assistant professor of politics and public affairs at the University of San Francisco

Therese Barquet, founder and executive director of Everyone Deserves a Chance