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From the Tea Party, to Occupy Wall Street, to the growing number of organizations like Votizen and Americans Elect, to informal movements like those opposing the Stop Online Piract Act (SOPA), to those on both sides of the gay marriage debate, non-partisans all over the United States are having an impact on local, state, and national politics. Activism often embodies the general voter sentiment and is an important element of a participatory democracy.
Cook County Associate Judge Thomas Donnelly overturned 92 arrests of Occupy Chicago Protesters on Thursday. The arrests took place last year as the protesters gathered in Chicago’s Grant Park in October.
The curious part about Romney’s missteps is that some of his most vocal supporters in the midst of this represent the wing of the GOP that fought hardest against his nomination: conservatives.
The immigrant integration movement is sparking a revolution of naturalized voter initiatives across the US as November 6th draws closer.
Community leaders discuss opportunities to improve immigrant welfare at the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Baltimore.