Democrats gained a majority in the House of Representatives while Republicans retained the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Earlier this month, Stanford in Government (SIG) — the Haas Center-affiliated, non-partisan organization that is one of the largest student groups on campus — named economics major Olivia Martin ’19 as its Chair for the 2018-19 school year. The Daily sat down with Martin to discuss her history in SIG, her goals for the organization and its role in Stanford’s political climate.
During the Stanford Solidarity Network’s (SSN) “Fight Sexual Harassment at Stanford” event hosted at the Women’s Community Center on Thursday afternoon, law professor and activist Michele Dauber directed a training on temporarily changing voter registration for students who wish to vote in the June 5 Santa Clara County election.
The election includes a measure that, if passed, would recall from the bench Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky ’84 M.A. ’85, who handed down what critics describe as an overly-lenient sentence to former Stanford swimmer and sexual assault convict Brock Turner.
In the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students and faculty members dead, survivors of the shooting galvanized a national movement demanding gun reform. Exactly one month later, on Wednesday March 14, students at Stanford and in Palo Alto joined others around the country in a nationwide walkout for gun control.
The newly-launched Stanford Voter Project is giving students more reason to vote by getting their dorm mates involved in voter registration drives.
Happy National Voter Registration Day! Today, companies like Patagonia, non-profits like the League of Women Voters and Turbovote, and elected leaders like the President of the United States are celebrating your right to vote–but you can’t vote if you aren’t registered in advance of your state’s deadline.
In an Election Day edition of Super Tuesday, Aimee Trujillo ’15 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 take on voter identification laws. Trujillo articulates that these laws unfairly prohibit low income and minority citizens from voting. Bowes disagrees and suggests that the real bigotry here is prejudice against the South.
Today, in honor of National Voter Registration Day, the University announced in a written statement to The Daily a new initiative to make student voting easier. The University is partnering with TurboVote, a nonprofit, nonpartisan project created by Democracy Works that aims to simplify voting by providing a centralized web-based voter engagement platform.