North Carolina Revises Voting Laws for Felons

North Carolina Revises Voting Laws for Felons

Posted by on Sep 3, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post takes a look at a North Carolina change in voting rights. If someone has been convicted of a felony, do you think that he or she should still have the right to vote? States vary widely when it comes to restoring voting rights to convicted felons.  A case in North […]

Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban

Afghanistan Falls to the Taliban

Posted by on Aug 27, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post describes the dramatic events that occurred in Afghanistan last week. September 11, 2021, was the Biden administration’s deadline for removing all U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan. However, as the U.S. began pulling out of the country, the Taliban has taken over with shocking speed. Now, the Taliban have regained control […]

Census Results Come In

Census Results Come In

Posted by on Aug 19, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post gives a summary of the new population data gathered from the most recent national Census.. Once a decade, the federal government completes a population count to determine each state’s congressional and state-level representation. The federal government also uses this data to guide the distribution of funding to local communities every […]

Juneteenth: A Federal Holiday

Juneteenth: A Federal Holiday

Posted by on Jun 24, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post examines the creation of Juneteenth as the newest federal holiday. On June 19, 1865, news of the end of the Civil War reached the citizens of Galveston, Texas. This day, known as “Juneteenth,” is now a federal holiday. Here, Election Central takes a closer look at the history and significance […]

Liz Cheney Ousted for Speaking Against Trump

Liz Cheney Ousted for Speaking Against Trump

Posted by on May 20, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post examines the recent congressional leadership change demanded by the Republican Party. Is someone who speaks out against their own political party’s leadership being brave, or being disloyal? Should that person be commended or asked to step down? These are some of the questions circulating around Republican Liz Cheney, who was […]

Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent

Biden: Let’s Loosen Rules on COVID Vaccine Patent

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post tells you about President Biden’s desire to loosen vaccine patents and why that is a difficult situation. As the world struggles to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some nations have had more success than others. Today, the vaccine is readily available in the United States and many other wealthy countries. […]

California Governor Faces Recall

California Governor Faces Recall

Posted by on May 6, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post describes how some California citizens are trying to recall the state’s governor. And you learn some details about how the recall process works in certain states. Did you know that citizens in some states have a tool to remove an elected official from office? It’s called a recall election. And […]

Biden Hosts Earth Day Climate Summit

Biden Hosts Earth Day Climate Summit

Posted by on Apr 29, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post describes President Biden’s discussion with other world leaders about how to set policy to combat climate change. On Friday April 23, 2021, in honor of Earth Day, President Biden hosted a virtual global summit to discuss climate change with other world leaders. Here, Election Central takes a closer look at […]

U.S. Troops to Leave Afghanistan

U.S. Troops to Leave Afghanistan

Posted by on Apr 23, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post describes President Biden’s announcement of a final deadline to remove U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan this year. Soon after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the United States began a war in Afghanistan. President Biden announced that he wants all American troops to return home by September 11, 2021. For […]

Moving Atlanta’s All-Star Game

Moving Atlanta’s All-Star Game

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s Election Central post gives you some information on the political actions that resulted in sports consequences. On March 25, the Republican-controlled Georgia legislature passed new voting laws that changed procedures for requesting absentee ballots, the use of identification when voting in person, and new boundaries and restrictions on campaigning near voting sites. To […]