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Books on "Voting"
Give Us the Ballot by A New York Times Notable Book of 2015 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2015 Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed.Give Us the Ballot tells this story for the first time. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the VRA and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit voting rights, from 1965 to the present day. The act enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet, fifty years later, we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power, with lawmakers devising new strategies to keep minorities out of the voting booth and with the Supreme Court declaring a key part of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. Berman brings the struggle over voting rights to life through meticulous archival research, in-depth interviews with major figures in the debate, and incisive on-the-ground reporting. In vivid prose, he takes the reader from the demonstrations of the civil rights era to the halls of Congress to the chambers of the Supreme Court. At this important moment in history,Give Us the Ballot provides new insight into one of the most vital political and civil rights issues of our time.
Call Number: JK1846 .B47 2015
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
The Virgin Vote; How Young Americans made Democracy Social, Politics Personal, and Voting Popular in the Nineteenth Century by There was a time when young people were the most passionate;participants;in American democracy. In the second half of the nineteenth century--as voter turnout reached unprecedented peaks--young people led the way, hollering, fighting, and flirting at massive midnight rallies. Parents trained their children to be "violent little partisans," while politicians lobbied twenty-one-year-olds for their "virgin votes"--the first ballot cast upon reaching adulthood. In schoolhouses, saloons, and squares, young men and women proved that democracy is social and politics is personal, earning their adulthood by participating in public life. Drawing on hundreds of diaries and letters of diverse young Americans--from barmaids to belles, sharecroppers to cowboys--this book explores how exuberant young people and scheming party bosses relied on each other from the 1840s to the turn of the twentieth century. It also explains why this era ended so dramatically and asks if aspects of that strange period might be useful today. In a vivid evocation of this formative but forgotten world, Jon Grinspan recalls a time when struggling young citizens found identity and maturity in democracy.
Call Number: JK1717 .G75 2016 - Find it in the Library!
Publication Date: 2016-05-09
Guide to State Politics and Policy by No previous book has pulled together into one place a single, comprehensive volume that provides up-to-date coverage of state government and politics, along with the states' current and future public policies. This new book does just that, offering students, scholars, citizens, policy advocates, and state specialists accessible information on state politics and policy in 33 topical chapters written by experts in the field. The guide provides contemporary analysis of state institutions, processes, and public policies, along with both historical and theoretical perspectives that help readers develop a comprehensive understanding of the 50 U.S. states' complex and changing political spheres. Those who use this volume--from experienced scholars to neophytes--can rely upon the guide to provide: Basic factual information on state politics and policy; Core explanatory frameworks and competing arguments; and Insightful coverage of major policy areas as they have played out in the states.
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Publication Date: 2013-11-01
Millennial Makeover by It happens in America every four decades and it is about to happen again. America's demand for change in the 2008 election will cause another of our country's periodic political makeovers. This realignment, like all others before it, will result from the coming of age of a new generation of young Americans--the Millennial Generation--and the full emergence of the Internet-based communications technology that this generation uses so well. Beginning in 2008, almost everything about American politics and government will transform--voting patterns, the fortunes of the two political parties, the issues that engage the nation, and our government and its public policy. Building on the seminal work of previous generational theorists,Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais demonstrate and describe, for the first time, the two types of realignments--"idealist" and "civic"--that have alternated with one another throughout the nation's history. Based on these patterns, Winograd and Hais predict that the next realignment will be very different from the last one that occurred in 1968. "Idealist" realignments, like the one put into motion forty years ago by the Baby Boomer Generation, produce, among other things, a political emphasis on divisive social issues and governmental gridlock. "Civic" realignments, like the one that is coming, and the one produced by the famous GI or "Greatest" Generation in the 1930s, by contrast, tend to produce societal unity, increased attention to and successful resolution of basic economic and foreign policy issues, and institution-building. The authors detail the contours and causes of the country's five previous political makeovers, before delving deeply into the generational and technological trends that will shape the next. The book's final section forecasts the impact of the Millennial Makeover on the elections, issues, and public policies that will characterize America's politics in the decades ahead. For additional information go to: Millennial Makeover website.
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Publication Date: 2008-02-04
First Time Voters
Olivia likes José. José is excited about voting for the first time. As José heads to the voting booth, a middle-aged Agent of Negativity tries to talk José out of casting a ballot. Why would anyone want millennials not to vote?
So You Think You Can Vote
With 50 states, 5 territories, and over 7,000 voting districts, our elections can get pretty chaotic. A quick look at the history of US voting rights shows how we got here, and what obstacles might prevent you from voting.
We The Voters
We the Voters is a groundbreaking social impact and web campaign.
Capturing the Flag - 76 min.
'Capturing the Flag captures many key elements of the dynamics of voter suppression and its implementation in North Carolina. And it reveals the subversive, anti-American qualities of voter suppression in an effective, personalized way.' Walter Salinger, former Director, The League of Women Voters of North Carolina
College Voter Prep Guide Tips for Registering & Voting on Campus
Brought to you by:
Hannah Willes has a passion for inspiring college students to engage in the voting process.
She worked with John Chavez - Library / PVCC and Caron Sada - Psychology / Z Network / PVCC to create this library guide (LibGuide) that is available to any student or employee of the Maricopa Country Community Colleges District.
Hannah's project titled "Use Your Voice, Use Your Vote" is a Co-Creation bringing together students and employees as partners in the creation of, and delivery of, institutional programming representing learning within and outside the classroom. If you would like to learn more about this model of Co-Creation, contact Dr. Caron Sada (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Register to Vote or Update Your Current Voter Information
Voter Registration in Arizona
Voter Registration Made Simple
To participate in Arizona elections, you have to register to vote with the Arizona County Recorder. You can also register to vote through the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) in person and online.
Civic Engagement @ Maricopa
Important Voting Web Sites
THE DAILY COUNTABLE
Why does it have to be so hard to understand what our lawmakers are up to? With Countable, it doesn’t.
Countable makes it quick and easy to understand the laws Congress is considering. We also streamline the process of contacting your lawmaker, so you can tell them how you want them to vote on bills under consideration.
Read clear and succinct summaries of upcoming and active legislation.
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Follow up on how your elected officials voted on bills, so you can hold them accountable in the next election cycle.