Policy Brief

States should modernize registration procedures by allowing eligible voters to register to vote and update their registrations online. Online registration saves states and localities money. Registration rates among young voters increase with online registration. These days, bank transfers,...
02/14/2014
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The NVRA was intended to make voter registration widely available at agencies serving the public, and is an important tool for modernizing voter registration. Ensuring compliance with NVRA requirements increases voter registration rates, particularly among low-income populations. Expanding the...
02/14/2014
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Same Day Registration Voter registration deadlines present an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy that impedes the freedom to vote.  Eligible voters should be able to register and vote on the same day.  Same Day Registration should be made available during any early voting periods up...
02/14/2014
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Same-Day Registration (SDR) allows eligible voters to register to vote and cast their ballots on the same day. SDR offers an easy, practical solution that works to fix many registration errors that can prevent eligible voters from casting their ballot. Pioneered by Maine, Minnesota and...
02/12/2014
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Generations Initiative is a network of leaders, organizations, and communities that work together to raise awareness and promote solutions to harness America's current demographic revolution to our country's advantage. It aims to build on the strengths of each generation to ensure our democratic...
12/16/2013
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American workers are working harder for less, with productivity rising but living standards stagnant or declining.1 At the same time, stock market wealth and incomes for the highest-paid Americans have risen.2 Against this backdrop, the pay practices of the nation’s largest private...
11/19/2013
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Elizabeth Ridlington and Miles Unterreiner of Frontier Group, Robert Hiltonsmith of Demos, and Kurt Walters of Public Campaign helped with data analysis for this report. This term, the Supreme Court is considering a challenge to aggregate contribution limits in a case called McCutcheon v....
10/04/2013
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Data Sets Our data sets were provided and cleaned by Public Campaign. For the purposes of this report, Public Campaign used federal campaign contribution data made public by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and then refined and augmented by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP). The...
10/03/2013
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Federal contractors perform many of the vital functions that keep our public services running— they clean and maintain many of our public buildings, make uniforms for our soldiers, and manufacture many of the goods used by our government, among other functions. Yet as we found in our earlier...
09/24/2013
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After getting the First Amendment supremely wrong in Citizens United, the Supreme Court now faces its next money in politics case. In McCutcheon v. FEC, the challengers are attacking a law that says that no one person can contribute over $123,000 directly to federal candidates, parties, and...
09/10/2013
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