The Massachusetts House last week passed H 3772 or “An Act relative to election laws”. This bill does 3 important things relevant to Massachusetts elections laws that are well overdue. First, it would allow people to register to vote online who are already in the Registry of Motor Vehicles database. It would also let voters check […]

This post has been updated on April 3rd. Mass Live reports that proponents of a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage from $8/hour to $10.50/hour in two stages on January 1, 2015 and 2016 has passed one of the steps of making it on the ballot in 2014. The ballot measure not only raises the […]

I was born in 1990 at 25 weeks and was 2 lbs 1 oz. I then had a stroke which left me with cerebral palsy on the left side of my body. When it comes to playing video games, my left hand doesn’t do much more than hold the controller steady. I don’t have the […]

I’ve been back for a little over a week now and have had some time to reflect on the opportunity to attend the Convention and on the whole experience in general. The Washington Center had acquired community credentials for President Obama’s acceptance speech, but when the speech got moved due to weather, the community credentials […]

I have wanted to blog about all that is happening here but I have been busy doing fieldwork and attending events with no free time! Things in Charlotte have changed from last week. Aside from there being more people around, the mood is one of more excitement as the festivities and the convention have begun. […]

  I really enjoyed today. Today is the transition day between the academic seminars of the first week, and the fieldwork of the second, which for most people starts tomorrow. Today about 20 of us from The Washington Center, along with others, got to go on a VIP tour of the Time Warner Cable Arena, […]

Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while, It’s really busy here. We’ve had some great speakers here in the past few days. I’m just going to give an overview of some of them. Representative Tricia Cotham, who is a North Carolina State Legislator. She talked a great deal about education, which she is very passionate about. She […]