Testimony

Benefits of Same Day Registration Same Day Registration Increases Voter Turnout   States with SDR have historically seen average turnout rates that are 10 to 12 percentage points higher that non-SDR states. They led the nation by 7 percentage points in the high-turnout 2008 presidential...
01/09/2012
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Instead of addressing real problems with Michigan’s election system, these bills address phantom problems that will only serve to create further confusion and needlessly erect barriers to the ballot box. We urge this committee to reject these bills and work on bi-partisan reforms that will ensure...
11/30/2011
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The assault on the right to vote witnessed in 2011 is historic in terms of its geographic scope and intensity.   Legislation enacted in states across the country to require government-issued photo identification and/or prove citizenship to register to vote, make voter registration more...
11/14/2011
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Thank you, Chairperson Alexander and members of the Committee for providing the opportunity to present testimony this morning. I am a Senior Policy Analyst in the Economic Opportunity Program at Dēmos, a national, non-profit, non-partisan policy research and advocacy organization, established in...
11/09/2011
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Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women’s Issues  and The Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Central Asian Affairs November 2, 2011 We are pleased to submit this...
11/02/2011
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Thank you, Members of the Minnesota Judicial Special Redistricting Panel, for providing the opportunity to submit written testimony. Dēmos is a national, non-profit, non-partisan research and policy organization. The Dēmos Democracy Program works to ensure high levels of voting and civic engagement...
10/27/2011
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On behalf of Demos, I'd like to thank the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) for this opportunity to testify about reapportionment in New York State. Demos is a national, non-profit, non-partisan public policy, research and advocacy organization committed to...
09/20/2011
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Demos Democracy Program Counsel Allegra Chapman's testimony before the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature on the benefits of Same Day Registration.
08/09/2011
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Many states across the country are well on the way to passing restrictive voter ID laws including in Missouri, Wisconsin, Texas, Minnesota, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Montana and Iowa. All of the bills being contemplated in this session would require every voter to present...
08/09/2011
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Testimony of Margrete Strand Ranges, Director of the Sierra Club's Responsible Trade Program Demos, in collaboration with a variety of environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, helped prepare the following testimony presented at the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the operation,...
08/09/2011
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