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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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So the next time Democrats complain about lower voter turnout, not just in 53206, but in any beleaguered neighborhood, they might think first about the policies, both old and new, that have served and continue to serve as stumbling blocks for black political participation.
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Caleb Gayle
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An analysis of the House's recently introduced College Affordability Act.
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Mark Huelsman
Judge Burroughs and the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts rule in favor of race-conscious college admissions practices that benefit all students, including Asian Americans the majority of whom support race-conscious admissions.
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Leaders with Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Dēmos, and Forward Justice continue their efforts to engage, empower and protect returning citizens and their right to vote.
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Demos is dedicated to building a multi-racial, inclusive democracy. For 20 years, our research, advocacy, and litigation work has promoted and supported action and organizations to do just that.
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"We have depressed ourselves into a mindset in which $30,000 in debt is acceptable for a degree."
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Rashaan Ayesh
“We have depressed ourselves into a mindset in which $30,000 in debt is acceptable for a degree.”
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Chris Quintana
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The future of our planet demands that we recognize our historic inequities and prioritize those who have been most impacted by climate change throughout history.
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Trisha Hahn
“Education is supposed to be the great equalizer in America."
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Donna Owens
"You can’t talk about student debt without talking about the Great Recession."
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Jillian Berman