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Format: 11-28-2014
Format: 11-28-2014
Democracy has at its heart a basic promise: citizens have an equal voice in deciding who represents them. This promise went unfulfilled again in 2014. Large donors accounted for the vast majority of...
November 20, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Karen Shanton
As a postsecondary degree has become more important than ever in the labor market, and the primary means by which one enters the middle class, the U.S. has simultaneously made it more difficult and...
September 16, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Discrimination has no place in New York. At our best, we’re a city where people of all races, ethnicities, creeds, and backgrounds have an opportunity to work hard and make their mark. But...
September 10, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Signed into law on May 22, 2009, the Credit CARD Act has benefited millions of households in ways that directly affect their monthly budgets. Demos’ 2012 National Survey on Credit Card Debt of Low-...
May 22, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Demos
In 2013, student debt surpassed $1.2 trillion,1 highlighting a disturbing new reality: for an increasing share of students, higher education comes at the cost of long term debt. In 1989, 41 percent...
April 24, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Demos
Same-Day Registration (SDR) in Montana, which takes place during the state’s late registration period, has operated smoothly since 2006. SDR modernizes election systems by allowing eligible residents...
April 7, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Damon Daniels
Far too many Hawaiians are excluded from voting—our most important democratic process—due to arbitrary voter registration deadlines. As a result, voter turnout in the state is lower than the national...
March 12, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Demos
As student debt continues to climb, it’s important to understand how our once debt-free system of public universities and colleges has been transformed into a system in which most students borrow,...
March 6, 2014 | Policy Brief |
Robert Hiltonsmith
Tamara Draut
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...
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy
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...
February 18, 2014 | Policy Brief |
J. Mijin Cha
Liz Kennedy