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How voter suppression laws will impact Duke students

On April 17th, Duke Democrats stands with student organizations across the state against voter suppression The North Carolina General Assembly has introduced a barrage of legislation that will pose significant obstacles for North Carolina voters, especially students, the elderly, women, transgender individuals, and the poor. North Carolina is trying to replicate the voting laws of Florida, which led… Continue reading How voter suppression laws will impact Duke students

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A Year of Reflection after Trayvon Martin’s Death

It happened a year ago today. A young man named Trayvon Martin was walking home to watch the NBA All-Star Game that Sunday night when a man named George Zimmerman saw him and became suspicious. The details are fuzzy, but we at least know this: He called the police, was instructed not to follow Martin,… Continue reading A Year of Reflection after Trayvon Martin’s Death

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North Carolina will vote to opt out of “Obamacare” tomorrow — let Governor McCrory know you’re opposed

Do you want to live in a state where the working poor have health insurance? Tomorrow, the North Carolina General Assembly will be voting on Senate Bill 4, which would prevent the state of North Carolina from accepting federal money to expand Medicaid.  As a part of “Obamacare,” the federal government is offering states  $9… Continue reading North Carolina will vote to opt out of “Obamacare” tomorrow — let Governor McCrory know you’re opposed

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Why North Carolina should opt into Medicaid expansion

Although the Supreme Court upheld the overall constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act over the summer, its ruling on Medicaid expansion gives states much autonomy. Individual states are allowed to  opt out of Medicaid expansion. How North Carolina will move on Medicaid expansion is currently unclear. Opting in would have bring copious benefits to the… Continue reading Why North Carolina should opt into Medicaid expansion

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The Road to 270

By Ciera Echols After over a year of watching primaries, debates, and presidential campaigns, it’s hard to believe that the presidential election will be over Tuesday. After spending the past six months working on the greatest campaign ever—President Barack Obama’s—I am confident and ecstatic that the election results on Tuesday will be in our favor. … Continue reading The Road to 270

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The one CRITICAL thing you need to do before going to the polls

Many Duke students and community members believe in the principles and policies of the Democratic party, and have already voted for President Obama or are eagerly anticipating doing so. I imagine there are some among you though who intend to vote, but who have not yet decided who you will vote for in the nonpartisan races.… Continue reading The one CRITICAL thing you need to do before going to the polls