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Black Lives Matter Protestors in front of a courthouse, with an illustrated sun overhead
A massive corporate lobbying effort is running in parallel and contrary to the Black-led push for accountability throughout American society.
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We are outraged by the fact that no charges were filed against any of the police officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor.
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Black voter at a distance in a voting booth with an empty booth in the foreground
How can an affirmative constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote, eliminate the symptoms of a democracy that has intentionally excluded Black and brown people?
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Brenda Wright
"In sending hundreds of thousands of voter registration applications to public assistance clients during a global pandemic, Kansas is doing exactly what the National Voter Registration Act intended and requires."
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
"Beyond her accomplishments on the Court, Justice Ginsberg was a trailblazer for the ages and an unparalleled hero for so many."
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K. Sabeel Rahman
"At a time when people are struggling to find work and keep their families afloat, Missouri has chosen to make what should be the simple act of casting a ballot unnecessarily complicated and burdensome."
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“The right to vote has never been more important, and access to voter registration is key to exercising that right...This lawsuit is necessary to ensure that South Dakotans can have their voices heard.”
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Digital collage of Black voters, Black Lives Matter protest, and MLK Monument
Our Constitution was designed to protect the institution of slavery and has led to the centuries-long assault on Black people and the ongoing struggle to secure the right to vote. This is why we put forth a proposal to finally, fully guarantee the right to vote.
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Laura Williamson
Demos President K. Sabeel Rahman delivers the keynote address for the California Law Review’s 2020 Symposium: Democracy Reform for the 21st Century.
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K. Sabeel Rahman
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Black trumpeter with a hurricane overlaid over his eye
Gulf Coast communities face the same environmental and racial injustices they faced during Hurricane Katrina—except now with the overlapping crises of COVID-19, economic collapse, and uprisings for Black Lives. Policy change must undo this injustice.
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Lesley Williams
Adrien Salazar
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Michelle Obama speaking at a podium
At the Democratic National Convention, former First Lady Michelle Obama made a point that is relevant to both parties: If policymakers do not take bold and transformative action, trends can and will get worse.
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Amy Traub