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2015

May Common Ground E-Newsletter
May 7, 2015, 11:46 a.m.

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March Common Ground E-Newsletter
March 26, 2015, 12:15 p.m.

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February Common Ground E-Newsletter
Feb. 13, 2015, 12:27 p.m.

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January Common Ground E-Newsletter
Jan. 23, 2015, 10:56 a.m.

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2014

December Common Ground E-Newsletter
Dec. 5, 2014, 8:51 a.m.

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VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in New Hampshire
Oct. 27, 2014, 12:20 p.m.

&nbsp;Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to VoteEasy at VoteSmart.org, giving New Hampshire voters an invaluable resource for identifying their best political match November 4th. Fifty-one of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in New York
Oct. 27, 2014, 12:07 p.m.

Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a>&nbsp;at VoteSmart.org, giving New York voters an invaluable resource for identifying their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Eleven of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.&nbsp;

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in New Jersey
Oct. 27, 2014, 11:35 a.m.

&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving New Jersey voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Nine of the congressional candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.</span>

VoteEasy and PCT Results Released in New Mexico
Oct. 27, 2014, 10:12 a.m.

&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Today, Vote Smart released the results of the National Political Courage Test to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/voteeasy#.VbuQA7NVhHw" target="_self">VoteEasy</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;</span><a href="votesmart.org" target="_self">VoteSmart.org</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">, giving New Mexico voters an invaluable resource for identifying&nbsp;their&nbsp;best political match November 4th. Four of the congressional, state legislative and gubernatorial candidates passed the 2014 Political Courage Test.&nbsp;</span> <br style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;"> <span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">&nbsp;</span>

October Common Ground E-Newsletter
Oct. 22, 2014, 12:23 p.m.

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September Common Ground E-Newsletter
Sept. 26, 2014, 1:52 p.m.

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August Common Ground E-Newsletter
Aug. 20, 2014, 3:32 p.m.

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July Common Ground E-Newsletter
July 21, 2014, 3:51 p.m.

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June Common Ground E-Newsletter
June 12, 2014, 4:09 p.m.

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April Common Ground E-Newsletter
April 24, 2014, midnight

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February Common Ground E-Newsletter
March 7, 2014, 8:42 a.m.

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January Common Ground E-Newsletter
Feb. 6, 2014, 11:31 a.m.

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2013

December Common Ground E-Newsletter
Dec. 16, 2013, 5:52 p.m.

&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">Sign up for our monthly E-Newsletter&nbsp;</span><a href="http://votesmart.org/newsletter#.VbkZv7NVhHw" style="color: rgb(0, 38, 100); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;" target="_self">here</a><span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8012809753418px; font-style: normal; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">.&nbsp;</span>

November Common Ground E-Newsletter
Nov. 27, 2013, midnight

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Elections Aren't Just for Even Numbered Years
Nov. 5, 2013, 6:22 p.m.

<span style="font-size: 12.8012809753418px; line-height: 19.2019214630127px;">It's Election Day! Well, for many of you it is.</span>

September Common Ground E-Newsletter
Oct. 10, 2013, 9:16 a.m.

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August Common Ground E-Newsletter
Aug. 9, 2013, 12:10 a.m.

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June Common Ground E-Newsletter
June 30, 2013, 12:08 p.m.

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May Common Ground E-Newsletter
May 30, 2013, 1:19 p.m.

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April Common Ground E-Newsletter
April 26, 2013, 12:25 p.m.

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March Common Ground E-Newsletter
March 29, 2013, 9:19 a.m.

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A Vote Smart Guide to the "Gang of Eight"
Feb. 28, 2013, 9:27 a.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> Immigration: it's an issue that's been on the minds of a lot of prominent people involved in politics lately. </p>

February Common Ground E-Newsletter
Feb. 27, 2013, 12:27 p.m.

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Lautenberg Won't Seek Reelection
Feb. 14, 2013, 3:36 p.m.

<span style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64); font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">New Jersey's senior senator, Frank R. Lautenberg decided today that he will not seek reelection.</span>

Legislative Wrap-Up: Fracking
Jan. 28, 2013, 11:40 a.m.

With new technology comes new debates and in 2012 many state legislatures attempted to regulate a relatively new industry they did not know much about.&nbsp;

Legislative Wrap-Up: Religious Objections to Birth Control
Jan. 24, 2013, 9:28 a.m.

In August 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an interim final rule concerning contraception.

Legislative Wrap-Up: Voter ID
Jan. 16, 2013, 4:34 p.m.

States across America considered legislation in their most recent sessions that would change voting and voter registration requirements.

2012

December Common Ground E-Newsletter
Dec. 14, 2012, 3:33 p.m.

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Love the Work Vote Smart Does? Be a Part of It!
Nov. 30, 2012, 7:47 p.m.

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November Common Ground E-Newsletter
Nov. 21, 2012, 12:14 p.m.

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Same-Sex Marriage Wrap-Up
Nov. 19, 2012, 3:23 p.m.

<p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"> Over the past few years, the country has witnessed an abundance of legislation on both the state and national levels regarding same-sex marriage. </p>

Candidates Flunk 20-Year Study of Political Courage
Oct. 29, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

<span style="font-size: 12px;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">A&nbsp; 20-year study of over 15,000 congressional candidates and their willingness to answer questions on the major issues</span></span>

October Common Ground E-Newsletter
Oct. 21, 2012, 8:41 a.m.

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VoteEasy Tool Launched in New York
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:07 p.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in New Hampshire
Oct. 8, 2012, 4:48 p.m.

September Common Ground E-Newsletter
Sept. 28, 2012, 3:04 p.m.

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Do your candidates have political courage?
Sept. 28, 2012, 2:42 p.m.

Find out if your state-level candidates have shown courage in their 2012 campaigns.&nbsp;

VoteEasy Tool Launched in New Jersey
Sept. 25, 2012, 11:57 a.m.

VoteEasy Tool Launched in New Mexico
Sept. 5, 2012, 3:36 p.m.

August E-Newsletter
Aug. 30, 2012, 1:36 p.m.

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July Common Ground E-Newsletter
July 13, 2012, 8:32 a.m.

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June Common Ground E-Newsletter
June 12, 2012, 12:53 p.m.

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Will your candidates show political courage?
May 23, 2012, 2:24 p.m.

Every election year,&nbsp;Project Vote Smart&nbsp;uses the&nbsp;<a href="http://votesmart.org/about/political-courage-test" target="_blank">Political Courage Test</a>&nbsp;(PCT)&nbsp;to measure the willingness of candidates to provide their positions on key issues. Find out now if your candidates are currently being tested.&nbsp;

May Common Ground E-Newsletter
May 17, 2012, 12:17 p.m.

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April Common Ground E-Newsletter
April 24, 2012, 8:45 a.m.

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Common Ground E-Newsletter, February
Feb. 7, 2012, 9:38 a.m.

Iowa has spoken
Jan. 5, 2012, 8:16 a.m.

As expected, the Iowa Caucus, the first nominating contest of the 2012 election season, proved to shake things up inside the GOP race.

2011

Candidates Running in 2011 Lack Courage
Oct. 17, 2011, 11:22 a.m.

“It shouldn’t take courage for a politician to complete a survey regarding positions on issues. Yet seemingly it does.” – South Bend Tribune

Congressional Beginnings
Oct. 6, 2011, 4:36 p.m.

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2009

Analysis of the 2009 General Election
Nov. 12, 2009, 11:04 p.m.

Same-Sex Unions 2009-- Follow-Up
Nov. 5, 2009, 11:49 p.m.

Results of the 2009 General Election
Nov. 4, 2009, 11:59 p.m.

Same-Sex Unions in 2009
Oct. 29, 2009, 4:30 p.m.

Political Courage Test Results
Oct. 23, 2009, 8:21 p.m.

One Small Victory at a Time
Sept. 16, 2009, 4:38 p.m.

2008

Precious Moments
April 9, 2008, 9:57 p.m.

2007

Precious Moments
Sept. 7, 2007, 4:08 p.m.

Precious Moments
Aug. 24, 2007, 3:18 p.m.

Do You Know Your State Legislature?
July 18, 2007, 5:07 p.m.