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We have asked a federal court to allow us to intervene to defend the rights of Allegheny County voters in a lawsuit filed by an organization challenging how the county maintains its voter registration list.
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Fresh research and writing for the start of 2020.
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Gwyn Ellsworth
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Haitian Pride parade
On this Haitian Independence Day, the world must recognize Haiti and her people not only for their struggle, but also for their ingenuity, their resolve and their courage.
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Christelle Prophete
Today, voting rights advocates celebrated a significant win for Arizonans that will make it easier for residents to exercise their fundamental right to vote.
Press release
There are unacceptable inconsistencies in how we engage in the most fundamental method of making our democracy work.
In the media
Caleb Gayle
“Folks who benefit from having fewer people participate are constantly looking for new ways to suppress turnout. [Voter purges] is one that seems to have become more popular.”
In the media
Sam Levine
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A conservative group is suing to force the state of Wisconsin to purge 234,000 voters from voter rolls. The purge will disproportionately target voters of color.
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Shruti Banerjee
Stuart Naifeh
The media giant Comcast touts diversity and inclusion as “a central element of our credo and our DNA.” So why is it asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hollow out a 153-year-old law against racial discrimination?
In the media
Chiraag Bains
The task of (re)building our democracy is not just about the 2020 elections and here's why.
Blog
Hollie Russon Gilman
K. Sabeel Rahman
"In today’s competitive economy, nothing is more important than getting a college education. Yet college tuition costs in the U.S. have been increasing at a breakneck pace, making college unaffordable for millions of Americans.”
In the media
Abigail Hess
We oppose these rule changes as they will have far-reaching and painful impacts on the communities of color we serve and represent and we call on the Administration to reconsider its position on the rule changes and demand Congress take immediate action.
Press release