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In my ongoing effort to ensure no Plunderbund reader makes it through the next nine days without doing something to help a campaign, today we have another great project that could use your help.

On election day, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law – the authoritative source of voting rights research┬áin the U.S. – and Common Cause are teaming up on an important research project. They will be conducting an exit poll in several battleground states to look at the effect of┬árestrictive voting laws and other obstacles voters may experience in voting.

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A little something else for Veteran’s Day:

The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), released findings from their analysis of three surveys related to veterans and volunteering. Their report shows that volunteering helps bolster ties to the community and eases the transition back to civilian life.

Fifty-five percent of volunteering veterans say the transition is going well, a full 9 points higher than non-volunteering veterans. Forty-eight percent of volunteering veterans also report that the needs of their family are being met, compared with 38 percent of non-volunteering veterans.

Check out the report here.

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