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Voting & Elections 08.12.2019

The FCC’s Proposal to Cap Broadband Funding Would Leave Millions of Americans Without Internet Access

Universal service is the principle that all Americans, regardless of location or income, deserve ubiquitous and affordable access to communications services, which have become integral to our lives. Communications services allow us to connect with friends, family, employers, schools, government institutions, and ultimately participate in our democracy.

Voting & Elections 07.10.2018

Election Cybersecurity Congressional Briefing: Facebook Live Recording

It was almost two years ago that we first became aware of attacks on our election system by Russia. As we approach 2018, Americans understandably want to know about cybersecurity, what is being done to strengthen the integrity of our elections. Today, a congressional briefing with leading experts makes these complex issues accessible and understandable. A link to a Facebook Live recording is available for you to watch and share with others.

Voting & Elections 07.6.2018

‘I’ve been preparing my whole life’

As a bipartisan collection of senators reaffirms the continuing threat of Russian interference in our elections, the president insists the man behind those attacks is "fine."

Voting & Elections 05.8.2018

Primary Season Is Here and Our Elections Remain Vulnerable

State officials say $380 million Congress provided for machine upgrades isn't enough.

Voting & Elections 04.9.2018

’60 Minutes’ Probes Russia’s Election Hacking, US Response

CBS report highlights gaps in U.S. election security

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