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Format: 04-24-2014
Format: 04-24-2014
Representational Inequality: Bad for Democracy Economic inequality in America has been spiraling out of control in recent decades. The income gap between the rich and the poor in America has steadily...
October 30, 2006 | Policy Brief |
Democracy Staff
If elections are the foundation of our democracy, then poll workers are the gears and wheels that make the mechanics of democracy function on Election Day. Regrettably, this human factor is often...
October 25, 2006 | Policy Brief |
Democracy Staff
Felony disfranchisement is the practice of denying people with felony convictions the right to vote. The American tradition of states determining their own election laws has led to a national...
October 24, 2006 | Policy Brief |
Democracy Staff
A properly functioning democracy encourages all eligible citizens to participate in elections. Our nation's commitment to this goal has resulted in landmark laws to assure that access to voting is...
October 19, 2006 | Policy Brief |
Democracy Staff
The 2000 election will be remembered as a national debacle in which millions of citizens were denied the right to vote and have that vote be properly counted. To remedy the problems of 2000, Congress...
October 17, 2006 | Policy Brief |
Democracy Staff
As a nation, we now face a serious threat to the very nature of our democracy, and the core American belief that wide electoral participation by as many eligible voters as possible is central to our...
October 16, 2006 | Policy Brief |
Democracy Staff
A Demos briefing book, with state-and federal-level application, to help elected officials advance new policies that promote electoral participation and provide all Americans with access to a stable...
September 6, 2006 | Policy Brief |
On June 26, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Randall v. Sorrell, a case addressing the constitutionality of Vermont’s comprehensive campaign finance law, enacted in 1997. The...
July 5, 2006 | Policy Brief |
Although Americans of all ages have endured the economic and social changes of the post-industrial era, today's young people are the first to experience its full weight as they try to start their...
May 24, 2006 | Policy Brief |
EOP Staff
Public Briefing is an occasional white paper series by the Public Works program of Demos. These papers include summaries of research and reports as well as essays and articles related to the work of...
March 1, 2006 | Policy Brief |