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Migrant Workers in Licking County: The Hands That Feed Us

The Hands That Feed Us ediblecolumbus.ediblecommunities.com 7 mins read When Marshall Branstool, owner of Branstool Orchards in Utica, steps behind his market table filled with fresh peaches and ripe apples many are quick to notice his shirt does not have the well-known Branstool Orchards … Continue reading

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The furious fight to win US women the vote

‘The Woman’s Hour’ wonderfully recalls the furious fight to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment March 14, 2018 —This year, more than 400 women are considered likely candidates for US Congress, while another 79 are exploring runs for state governorships as of … Continue reading

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Engaging New Voters

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This study evaluates the potential of nonprofit service providers and community-based organizations to increase voting among their younger clients and constituents, while also assessing best practices for doing so. To do this, we tracked 39,000 individuals who registered … Continue reading

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Women’s HIstory Month: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

With the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last week, the name Marjory Stoneman Douglas has entered the grim lexicon of mass killings. But just who was Douglas? Long before her namesake would be associated with tragedy, she gained fame as … Continue reading

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Shaping districts nationwide – Races for governor, state legislature key for redistricting

Races for governor, state legislature key for redistricting JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Buoyed by a string of electoral victories during President Donald Trump’s first year in office, Democrats will be waging a renewed battle to wrest control of Congress from … Continue reading

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Melinda Gates: It’s Time for a New Era for Women

 Melinda Gates: It’s Time for a New Era for Women time.com 2 mins read IDEAS Melinda Gates is the co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation You may never know their names. They work beneath the headlines and far … Continue reading

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The Ohio state legislature is trying to undermine our efforts to end gerrymandering

The Ohio state legislature is trying to undermine our efforts to end gerrymandering by putting a watered-down version of redistricting reform on the May ballot. Their proposal will likely leave the legislature in control of drawing the congressional district map. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to take up Ohio’s purges of inactive voters

Supreme Court to take up Ohio’s purges of inactive voters   www.pbs.org 3 mins read COLUMBUS, Ohio — Joseph Helle was expecting a different sort of reception when he returned home from Army tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and showed … Continue reading

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Ohio Joins Wave Of States Trying To Erase Gerrymandering

Ohio Joins Wave Of States Trying To Erase Gerrymandering radio.wosu.org 6 mins read Election day 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. John Minchillo / Associated Press Five years ago, few people in Ohio were paying close attention to the claim that political … Continue reading

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First Post – Welcome to the world of posting

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! Several posts can be shown in the right column. This is a blog page that we do not have to use. Just type in your … Continue reading

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