Testimony

Chairman Franks, Ranking Member Nadler, and Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice: I appreciate the opportunity to testify today regarding the Voting Rights Act after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder.[1]  I am a tenured...
07/18/2013
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Widely shared middle-class prosperity is a signature of American society. It has made America the most hopeful and dynamic country on earth and it is a foundation of strong democracy. Yet today, America’s middle class is in trouble—and those troubles long preceded the financial crash of 2008 and...
06/05/2013
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Good Afternoon. My name is Amy Traub and I am a senior policy analyst at Demos. We are a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. I would like to thank the Progressive Caucus for this opportunity to provide...
05/21/2013
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I thank the committee for this opportunity to present testimony on the IDC’s campaign finance reform proposal. This testimony is submitted on behalf of myself and Miles Rapoport, President of Demos and former Secretary of the State of Connecticut. Demos has been involved in campaign finance reform...
05/01/2013
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Currently, I serve as Senior Counsel at Dēmos: A Network for Ideas and Action. Dēmos is a non-partisan public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy.  Toward that end, one of our main areas of work is...
04/19/2013
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Over the past decade, Demos has conducted extensive research on credit card debt among low- and middle-income households. As part of this research, we have become increasingly concerned with how families are being financially penalized for being in debt, making it difficult, if not impossible, for...
04/11/2013
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Senator Musto, Representative Jutila, Senator McLachlan, Representative Hwang, Members of the Committee.  Thank you for having me here today.  It gives me great pleasure to come before the Committee on which I served for all ten years of my legislative service and with which I worked so...
03/28/2013
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Demos is a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. We are based here in New York City. On behalf of Demos, I thank the Committee on Civil Service and Labor for this opportunity to present testimony on...
03/22/2013
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My name is Wallace Turbeville. I am a Senior Fellow at Demos, a national public policy organization working to reduce political and economic inequality, advancing a vision of a country where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. I am testifying today on...
03/14/2013
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Demos strongly supports the Attorney General's proposal to require 501(c)(4) organizations that spend at least $10,000 to influence New York state and local elections to disclose the identity of their donors who have contributed more than $100. These new regulations will improve accountability and...
02/27/2013
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