What does a “good” economy look like — and are we in one?

Mar 27, 2024
Voters’ views on the economy don’t always match their own situation or national trends. The gap can color their views of candidates.
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AARP poll shows women 50 and over fear for their financial security. And they vote.

Feb 23, 2024
AARP found that they're the biggest swing voting block in the upcoming election: more than 60 million strong.
A recent AARP survey found that more than eight in 10 women age 50 and up want paid family leave for caregivers.
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How much do political campaigns know about you? Way more than you might think.

Dec 20, 2023
Campaigns have access to more data about potential voters than ever and can deliver ads based on microtargeting technology.
People can expect more political ads than ever this year — in more places and on more platforms.
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California's governor signs bill to make farm union voting easier

Sep 30, 2022
The bill, signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, allows voting by mail-- a victory for both organized labor and Democrats, including President Biden, who have supported the measure.
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill following support from United Farmworkers and President Joe Biden.
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Voters in St. Paul, Minnesota, to decide on strict rent control proposal

Oct 27, 2021
If enacted, the proposal would be one of the most aggressive rent control policies in the country, applying to new construction.
St. Paul resident Emily Lynch says the rent on her single-family home is going up by $400 per month in January, an increase of more than 30%. She’s now looking for a more affordable place to live.
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Black executives say corporations "must take a stand" against restrictive voting laws

Apr 2, 2021
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck, and Kenneth Chenault, former CEO of American Express.
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When will we know the results of the 2020 election?

Nov 3, 2020
Sorting through mail-in ballots takes significantly more time than in-person voting.
A view of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden at the first presidential debate.
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The case for making Election Day an official holiday

Nov 3, 2020
Andrea Hailey, CEO of the nonprofit Vote.org, thinks making Election Day a national holiday would go far in increasing turnout.
"A lot of these businesses know that it's within their business interest to make sure that people can participate and vote," says Vote.org CEO Andrea Hailey.
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Are “I Voted” stickers worth the cost?

Nov 2, 2020
Many Americans view the "I voted" sticker as a symbol of pride, but do they increase voter turnout?
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