Nick Harper is a voting rights attorney and civic engagement director for the League of Women Voters of Minnesota.
To protect the right to vote, kill or change the filibuster — Opinion
By: Nick Harper - September 22, 2021
Democrats in the U.S. Senate recently introduced a new piece of legislation, the Freedom to Vote Act. Minnesota’s very own DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is the lead sponsor on the bill. This proposal represents the latest efforts by members of the Senate to pass comprehensive voting rights and pro-democracy legislation. Earlier legislation on these issues […]
No, you’re not ‘just asking questions.’ You’re spreading disinformation.
By: Nick Harper - December 17, 2020
Last week a state Senate elections committee held a hearing on the “security” of the 2020 election. Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, the Republican chair from Big Lake, said she wanted to address various “anecdotal reports of irregular election activities.” Kiffmeyer said that “the best way to get Minnesotans to have confidence in the result and the […]
Minnesota has a Voters’ Bill of Rights. Don’t waste it: Vote.
By: Nick Harper - October 29, 2020
This year has been so tough because too much seems outside of our control: An unstable economy and soaring unemployment, a rampant pandemic that’s only worsening, white supremacy proudly prowling the streets. But one thing remains within our power: Our right to vote. This fundamental right is the most precious because, in the words of […]