Children Shouldn’t Be Dying at the Border. Here’s How You Can Help. Speak up. Donate. Educate yourself. Vote. NY Times Editorial Board
EXCERPT: The stalemate on immigration is a choice that Americans do not have to accept. You can help end it. Here’s how:

Call Congress, your mayor and local representatives. Contact your members of Congress and tell them that you want impending raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be called off and detention conditions improved. The legal defense nonprofit Raices has provided a template and an online form that you can use to email your congressional representatives. You can also reach out to your local officials to ask that they initiate plans to help immigrant communities that are affected by the raids. This official government website has provided links to finding your city, county and town officials.

Report and document raids and arrests. The National Immigration Law Center has suggested reporting raids to local hotlines, such as United We Dream’s MigraWatch. Raices has urged that people verify any social media posts saying ICE has been spotted before sharing or retweeting them because false alarms could spread fear in immigrant communities.

Donate to humanitarian efforts. Many immigrants are not informed of their legal and civil rights as they pursue asylum or face deportation. Several nonprofits are providing free legal representation and other services for immigrants and the families of those detained. United We Dream, the American Civil Liberties UnionMijenteImmigrant Families Together and the Immigrant Justice Corps are coordinating advocacy and services at a national level. Local organizations providing legal aid include the New Sanctuary Coalition in New York, Las Americas in El Paso and Raices in Texas, Americans for Immigrant Justice in Florida and the Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund in Colorado.


Graphics: An Excitingly Simple Solution to Youth Turnout, for the Primaries and Beyond
Same-day registration can turn out millions more young voters. So what’s the holdup in five states controlled by progressives?

Graphics: An Excitingly Simple Solution to Youth Turnout, for the Primaries and Beyond Same-day registration can turn out millions more young voters. So what’s the holdup in five states controlled by progressives? NYTIMES 6.26.2019 | By Charlotte Hill and Jacob Grumbach | Ms. Hill is on the board of FairVote and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Grumbach is a fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton.

EXCERPT: A striking feature of last year’s midterm elections was the historically high turnout. Still, only 31 percent of eligible young people cast a ballot — far lower than other age groups, even though millennials are the largest demographic in the country and much of Gen Z is now voting age.

Our research suggests a relatively easy fix: what’s known as same-day registration — allowing for voting and registering on voting days. Drawing on data from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey Voter Supplement, we compared similar individuals in states with and without same-day registration laws, and also compared states before and after such laws went into effect.

We found that letting people register and vote on the same day increases turnout among 18- to 24-year-olds by as much as 10 percentage points — a potential difference of millions of votes. This shouldn’t come as a surprise: Young people cite not being registered as the top reason for not voting. And according to a recent estimate, fewer than half under 25 are on the rolls. READ MORE