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Potstirrer Podcast

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Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity … read more

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38 - Voting Still Matters...For Now

Episode 38 - Voting Still Matters...For Now

With the voter registration deadline upon us in many states, Jaye discusses the long-term impact of the vote, and why getting registered to vote and exercising the franchise is important in saving our democracy. She explains how voting in conservatives to federal and state offices over time has led to increased money in politics and reduced political impact from individual voters, especially poor Americans and ethnic minorities. Despite this, Jaye argues that voting still makes a difference, and that focusing on non-voters can help bridge the gap caused by voter suppression.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of sexual assault, particularly in the second main segment of the episode. Please be advised.

American Citizens - Register to Vote NOW and Vote November 6!: http://www.vote.org

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Citations:

Park, Alex. 2014. "10 Supreme Court Rulings—Before Hobby Lobby—That Turned Corporations Into People." Mother Jones. July 10. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/how-supreme-court-turned-corporations-people-200-year-saga/ (October 5, 2018)

"‘Partisan Warfare’: How Republicans Took Control of Congress." 2016. University of Pennsylvania. August 4. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/how-republicans-took-control-of-congress/ (October 5, 2018)

"Voter Turnout." FairVote. https://www.fairvote.org/voter_turnout#voter_turnout_101 (October 5, 2018)

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