Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Der‑Teghiayan blocked Same-Day Registration (SDR) at all precinct‑level polling locations in Illinois for the November 8 Presidential Election.
September 28, 2016 | Damon Daniels
There are over 55 million people eligible to vote who remain unregistered in the United States right now.
September 27, 2016 | Brenda Wright
Aside from the personal costs of running for office, and the structural problems stemming from the way we elect representatives, money is a major issue when it comes to the representation of people...
September 22, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
The twin issues of rising tuition and increasing student debt have become major national concerns in the past few years, as students, policymakers, and the media have all recognized the threat that...
September 20, 2016 | Robert Hiltonsmith
Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage month. The “month” that lasts from mid-September to mid-October begins with Mexican Independence Day, commemorating the first of many independence wars that...
September 15, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera
Just in time for the end of the presidential election voter registration period, the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) has issued this important report, “Increasing Compliance With...
September 9, 2016 | Lisa Danetz
On Labor Day, let’s all take a moment to thank our bosses for the rights and benefits they have so generously granted us. Oh wait, that’s right. Decent wages and working conditions were never gifts....
September 5, 2016 | Lynn Kanter
Last week, I discussed how socioeconomic characteristics can limit the pool of people who run for office. Holding office is biased towards people with disposable income and time they can dedicate to...
September 1, 2016 | Juhem Navarro-Rivera