Early polling analysis from Tuesday’s election indicates that young voters turned out in numbers nearly equal to the high levels in 2008, and a solid majority of young people voted for President Ob
Massachusetts voters approved a ballot initiative Tuesday that legalizes marijuana for medical use for qualifying patients.
Hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents are without power in the aftermath of “Sandy.” And with Election Day less than a week away, the state has extended the in-person voter registration de
A self-described “coalition” of community leaders in Springfield is asking the US Department of Justice for the results of an investigation into alleged violations of voting rights that the departm
From calling them Soccer Moms to Walmart women, political candidates vying for women voters often try to put the gender in a box.
After disappointing voter turnout in Springfield last November, and concerns about discrimination during the primary election in September, community organizers are starting the get-out-the-vote ef
A new candidate has emerged seeking the democratic nomination to represent Massachusetts' new First Congressional District.
Bill Shein, a Great Barrington columnist, humorist and activist, says campaign finance reform is the key progressive issue he would champion in Congress. And he says he will limit his campaign fund-raising to donations of 99 dollars or less from individuals.