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Empowering Small Donors to Break the Vicious Cycle of Racial Exclusion in our Democracy & Economy
Research
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Making Juneteenth a federal holiday is a step forward, but the real work lies in making practical changes, like taking action to reverse the long-term systemic methods of excluding people of color from our democracy.
Blog
Joshua Harmon
For states to realize the NVRA’s promise, they must make registering to vote and updating voter registration addresses an integral part of obtaining a driver’s license or state identification card.
Policy Briefs
Stuart Naifeh
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Learn why the 6 policies of our Inclusive Democracy Agenda are critical to building power in Black and brown communities and how organizers are fighting to protect and strengthen our democracy.
Blog
Carol Lautier, Ph.D.
Laura Williamson
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Big data and algorithms are used to reinforce racist economic power throughout our society, but Black and brown communities are fighting back.
Blog
Amy Traub
Voter registration operates as a tool of racist voter suppression and has long been weaponized to silence communities of color.   Today, we have the opportunity to change this by providing voter registration at federal agencies.
Policy Briefs
Demos
ACLU
“This violation of the Voting Rights Act is part of an anti-democratic pattern levied in response to increasing engagement among young people and voters of color. We cannot — and will not — allow that pattern to stand.”
Press release
​​​​​Big companies are using data to preserve the power imbalance that keeps them rich. This economic model is rooted in chattel slavery and relies on the extraction and commodification of data.
Research
Yeshimabeit Milner
Amy Traub
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Corporate and far-right special interests incite deficit fears by manufacturing an artificial crisis around debt. This has consolidated wealth and power in predominantly white corporate hands—and at the expense of Black and brown communities—for decades.
Blog
Amy Traub
The Executive Order on Racial Equity represents a firm commitment by the Biden Administration to champion racial equity and to advance equitable practices in data collection and data provision.
Testimony and Public Comment