"It's important to remember that homelessness is an inherently unstable state," says Tristia Bauman, senior attorney with the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. This state is made even more unstable by local laws that criminalize sleeping or camping in public places. "Those laws have the effect of displacing people from the areas where they normally live and have connections. The lack of an address and the lack of ability to stay in one location lawfully conspire to make it ever more difficult for homeless people to register to vote or vote by mail," she says. … [Read more...] about Homeless Americans Can Vote, But It Isn’t Easy
Every four years, television news crews from New York to Los Angeles set up camp in the frigid cornfields of rural Iowa. The Iowa Caucuses, held in early February, represent the first chance for regular Americans from both major political parties to show support for a presidential candidate. The national press covers every minute of pre-caucus excitement as presidential hopefuls spread out across all 99 Iowa counties to shake hands at local diners and give stump speeches in elementary school gyms. … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between a Caucus and a Primary?