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Supreme Court Term Limits

On Friday September 19th, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg passed away, bringing partisan politics surrounding Supreme Court nominations and confirmations back in the spotlight. It will likely also spur discussions about Supreme Court reforms, possibly including the question about term limits for the Supreme Court. Justice Ginsberg served 27 years on the Court, having been appointed…
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Federal Forces in our Cities

ActiVote asked our users about deploying federal forces to US Cities, in response to some protests turning violent and subsequent looting and destruction of property. The answers that our users could choose from can be summarized as: Federal forces should take charge Federal forces should support local law enforcement Federal forces should protect federal property…
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CARES Act Renewal

In the past few weeks, ActiVote has asked for your opinion about renewing the CARES act. The answers that our users could choose from can be summarized as:  $600/week during the pandemic $600/week for another 4 months $400/week for another 4 months was good, but no extension should not have been enacted We found that…
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Voting during COVID

This week we asked about voting during a pandemic. The answers that our users could choose from can roughly be summarized as  Vote by mail (for everyone) No-fault absentee voting (for everyone) Expand locations and hours (but not vote-by-mail) Leave it to each state. Don’t change anything We found that in general there was a…
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Mandatory Mask Wearing

On August 20th, 2020 the Featured Question in the ActiVote app was about Mandatory Mask Wearing during COVID. A summary of the answers that our users could choose from: mandate and enforce mandate in hotspots mandate within 6 feet only educate only the government should stay out of it We found that the opinions differ…
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Candidate Survey Participation

Many of you have told us that you love our policy matrix and that you find it helpful in learning about candidates and determining which share your values. That’s been great to hear! Some have asked – how do candidates end up in the matrix? We add candidates into the matrix in 1 of 2…
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Daily Democracy

We are so excited to finally release our new version! We all know that voting is a habit – but it’s a tough habit to form given that most people only have the chance to vote maybe twice per year. ActiVote has built upon the success of our daily policy questions and created an entirely…
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Armchair activism for all

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” We created ActiVote because we believe that the more people who participate in our democracy, the stronger it will be. That is why we are focused on voters and what we can do to help them make their personal choices. It’s why we are non-partisan, it’s why…
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Your place in the ActiVote Universe

While our early ancestors thought that Earth was the center of the universe, and later thought that at least our sun was that center, today we know that the universe is vast. Earth is just 1 of 8 planets, orbiting a run-of-the-mill star somewhere in the outer reaches of just an ordinary galaxy out of…
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#NationalBeHeardDay

While #NationalBeHeardDay may just be a social media hashtag for people to talk about, it goes to the heart of our goals here at ActiVote! In an age when many are avoiding the toxic partisanship in politics and civic education has declined in our public schools we aim to create a simple and easy way…
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