Know your voting rights
With state and federal elections on the horizon, knowledge of your rights is critically important. This is especially true given the litany of laws passed by Republican-controlled statehouses aimed at limiting the franchise to minority groups. According to a study released today, nearly 1 million voters could be effectively disenfranchised by onerous voter identification laws passed in the last few years.
The Brennan Center for Justice has a comprehensive listing of recent changes to voter ID laws, among other resources related to voters' rights. Whether in California or other states, be sure to check you're still eligible to vote under these new laws. If not, you may need a new form of ID, and a call to your local representative to voice your displeasure may be in order.