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“This settlement acknowledges that naturalized Americans have full and equal voting rights — they cannot be singled out and purged from the rolls due to their status.”
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“Partisan gerrymandering distorts the political system. It’s often accompanied by the cracking and packing of voters of color to sap their political influence."
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The US Capitol in Washington, DC.
The marquee bill, which features improvements to voting, campaign finance, and ethics laws, addresses the deep political, racial, and economic inequalities that plague our democracy.
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K. Sabeel Rahman
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New York Skyline in the morning
A system of Fair Elections for New York State will not only allow for candidates from diverse communities to compete, but it will help build lasting political power for communities of color.
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Cap and gowned students facing away at a graduation ceremony
The bill would create a federal-state partnership to help students pay for the full costs of attendance without having to take on debt.
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Mark Huelsman
The study finds that Baltimore’s campaign funds are dominated by developers, businesses, PACs, and other special interests.
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Previously, we sued the Texas Secretary of State for a flawed voter purge list that unlawfully went after naturalized citizens, who are fully entitled to vote. The judge just ordered that they not be removed from the rolls.
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Doors are being kicked in, spaces are being filled, and seats at the table are being rearranged – for a new narrative.
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Shanaé Bass
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Booker T. Washington
I grew up in a military family, and we lived in predominantly white cities. I spent most of my formative years in Lancaster, California. Lancaster was a true juxtaposition: it was a city in southern California, which was a region widely hailed for its progressive values. At the same time, Lancaster
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Tori O'Neal-McElrath
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Watching television can be a window into experiences beyond your own, but it shouldn't be a passive act—keep in mind who is controlling the race narrative.
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Trisha Hahn
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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Each year, Black History Month reminds us to do something we rarely do as a society: remember (or learn for the first time) and reflect on the truly breathtaking contributions of Black people over the centuries. Many outlets do a beautiful job of cataloging some of these contributions, including
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Laura Williamson