Topic: Election

Black Women Voters are Key for Candidates This Year

Oct. 5, 2015
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The first candidate to stand up for black women and outline some real policies for improvement may just get enough votes to be elected president. After all, black women accounted for 60 percent of all black voters in 2008 and supported Obama to the tune of 96 percent. In 2012, 98 percent of black women under age 30 voted for Obama, compared to 80 percent of young black men.

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Immigration Policy Battle is a Larger Fight Over Votes and Government Control

Aug. 11, 2014
Immigration Policy Battle is a Larger Fight Over Votes and Government Control

Amid the humanitarian crisis at the Texas border, elected officials are producing a spectacle of political posturing. All the familiar remedies for our immigration fiasco are on view, their proponents hoping to turn the plight of Central American migrants to their temporary political advantage.

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Texas Voters Deserve Candidates Who Tackle Issues Rather Than Each Other

June 11, 2014
Texas Voters Deserve Candidates Who Tackle Issues Rather Than Each Other

A fundamental lesson of the government classes that I teach at The University of Texas at Austin is that we get the government we deserve.

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The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life to Host 2012 Election Debriefing

Nov. 5, 2012

After the ballots have been cast and our political leaders have been named, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life's New Politics Forum will host a 2012 Election Debriefing. The nonpartisan conference, which takes place Friday, Nov. 9, will offer an insider's perspective on the election from campaign professionals, communication experts, scholars and members of the press.

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The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life Hosts 'Political Polarization: A Conversation Across the Divide' on Oct. 18

Oct. 15, 2012

While polarization can make politics more exciting for intense partisans, it can hinder compromise and governing. In an effort to bridge the partisan divide, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin College of Communication will host "Political Polarization: A Conversation Across the Divide."

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