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Black Family Around the Table Paying Bills
Credit reports and scores control access to public goods people need. Yet, in the midst of a global pandemic and economic collapse, remaking the nation’s credit reporting system is not the top concern. 
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"As the court recognized, purging voters with no notice based on a system that disproportionately targets Black and brown voters violates our democratic principles and undermines the democratic process.”
Press release
"Imagine any financial transaction you make and someone says the price of this thing is $100,000, but you are very likely to pay nothing, but first you have to fill out all these forms."
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Jill Berman
States must now take swift action to design racially equitable voting systems—including dramatically scaling up vote by mail, while also maintaining accessible in-person voting—so communities are not disenfranchised this fall.
In the media
Charly Carter
Laura Williamson
"I think they will ultimately be able to get mail ballots delivered for this election as well, despite the efforts of the Trump administration to slow that down or impede it."
In the media
Adele Peters
“Trump will instigate intimidation and violence—possibly even using the military or federal agents—to suppress the vote in Black and brown communities."
In the media
Jeremy Stahl
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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.
Blog
Amy Traub
Map The Truth is a direct response to the rampant rise of toxic disinformation and hate-based bigotry witnessed amid this pandemic
Press release
"Our brief urges the court to end the wealth discrimination Florida created when it conditioned restoration of voting rights on the payment of financial penalties even for people with no ability to pay or no idea what the State thinks they owe."
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We encourage states to update their procedures if they have not been providing voter registration opportunities as part of ex parte Medicaid renewals and SNAP benefit extensions.
Blog
Brenda Wright
The foundation Heather built continues to drive our work fighting for racial equity and economic justice, and dismantling the overlapping systems of power and control that undermine the vision of an inclusive democracy that enables Black and brown communities.
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