voter ID

How Ballot Measures Measured Up for 50+ Americans

Posted on 11/13/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsWhile the presidential race and contests for seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives got the most attention on Nov. 6, voters in some states got the chance to decide on a number of referendum questions as well. Here are some of the key results on proposals affecting Americans 50 and older. The health care law. In four states — Alabama, Florida, Montana and Wyoming — ballot measures sought to block the Affordable Care Act‘s individual mandate, which requires …

How to Make Sure That You Get to Vote

Posted on 11/2/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsYou may feel energized and passionate about the 2012 election, but that enthusiasm isn’t going to have much impact if you don’t actually cast a vote. Here are some tips on how to make sure that you make a personal impact on the nation’s future. Make sure you know where to vote. Vote411.org, a website created by the League of Women Voters, allows you to find your polling place by typing in your address. Once you’ve got that, Google Maps can …

On A Rainy Day In Steeler Country Volunteers Were Asked “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”

Posted on 09/21/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringOn a rainy day in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania NFLPA former players, AFL-CIO members, community activists, and community organizers got together for an event called My Vote My Right, to educate the public on the new voter ID laws instituted in Pennsylvania. There have been many studies on the effects of the new legislation on people’s ability to vote. According to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, “Studies show that as many as 11 percent of eligible voters do not …