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Ian Bush | KYW Newsradio
Ian Bush
October 17, 2018 - 8:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Election officials have a lot to grapple with as they work to secure the mid-term votes in November. A tech industry and government conference at the Philadelphia Convention Center this week is getting a status report to solve existing threats. The American Council...
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Election Day
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David Madden
October 14, 2018 - 11:42 pm
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) - New Jersey residents have until Tuesday to register to vote in next month’s midterm elections. There is a slight uptick in the number of registered voters in the Garden State. Statistics from the Department of State show a 60,000 person increase over those signed up...
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Taylor Swift accepts the award for favorite pop/rock album for "Reputation" at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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October 10, 2018 - 8:12 am
By Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Swift won four honors including artist of the year at the fan...
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Voting Booth
Pat Loeb
October 06, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's chapter of the NAACP plans to monitor the November elections and will have a legal team to respond immediately to any irregularities. Chapter president Rodney Muhammad says the national organization is putting together task forces in key cities. "In...
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A SEPTA consultant is recommending the transit agency look at several ways to improve its bus network.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
October 04, 2018 - 9:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Election Day is a month away, but some people have already started to think about how to make it easiest for others to get to their polling places on Nov. 6. A petition circulating on Facebook is asking SEPTA for free rides on Election Day. Fran Kelly, SEPTA assistant...
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#VoteThatJawn with Mayor Jim Kenney
Vote That Jawn
Cherri Gregg
October 01, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a new effort to get Philadelphia's 20,000 18-year-olds registered by Oct. 9 and then to the ballot box this Nov. 6. The initiative even has its own theme song. Video of Vote That Jawn The Rap #VoteThatJawn is a student driven, multimedia initiative that aims...
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(AP Photo/John Locher)
September 23, 2018 - 10:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama held a campaign-style rally in Las Vegas on Sunday to urge Nevadans to register to vote and cast ballots this fall, warning them that sitting out means someone else will make decisions for them. "We get the leaders we vote for. We get the policies...
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As a way to energize a new generation of voters, the Community College of Philadelphia held an event Monday as part of Constitution Day in hopes of registering new voters.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
September 17, 2018 - 6:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As a way to energize a new generation of voters, the Community College of Philadelphia held an event Monday as part of Constitution Day in hopes of registering new voters. Dozens of students roamed through the booths, registering to vote, learning how to use the...
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Pat Loeb
August 25, 2018 - 10:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia will host the first meeting, in the Northeast region, for a national organization designed to get more young and diverse people involved in politics. Political activist Ravi Gupta helped found the arena after the 2016 elections left progressive politics...
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Sen. Cory Booker emphasized the importance of voting during a speech at the Marriott Hotel for the Progressive National Baptist Convention annual session.
Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
August 08, 2018 - 5:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sen. Cory Booker emphasized the importance of voting during a speech at the Marriott Hotel for the Progressive National Baptist Convention annual session — the platform Martin Luther King Jr. used up until his death. He reminded attendees of the seriousness ahead of...
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