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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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The Ohio legislature created a wholly avoidable, overly complicated situation that makes Ohioans jump through hoops to vote. Ohio voters: we want to hear about your experience.
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Naila Awan
Emerson Gordon-Marvin
Our society has actually been built upon and defined by social distancing for many years. It’s called systemic and institutional racism.
In the media
Rodney McKenzie, Jr.
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COVID-19 is a threat to everyone, but the economic damage resulting from medically necessary quarantines and shelter-in-place orders is neither random nor equally distributed.
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Amy Traub
Now and always, Demos remains committed to fighting voter suppression and working with our community partners to remove barriers to participation that too often disproportionately impact people of color.
Press release
Chiraag Bains
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The CARES Act passed fails to meet a simple moral test - that we protect the most vulnerable among us because it largely excludes immigrant and mixed-status families, including their U.S. citizen children, from stimulus payments.
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The Comcast ruling unduly narrows the 1866 Civil Rights Act, making contract discrimination much harder to prove. And the Supreme Court may not be finished restricting anti-discrimination law.
In the media
Chiraag Bains
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This pandemic is revealing the deeper inequities for Black and brown people that have always been present in our economy and democracy but that are often papered over in ordinary times.
Blog
K. Sabeel Rahman
If Ohio’s process prevents people from voting, it will have denied its citizens’ fundamental rights. And the state will hear from us.
Press release
“The state must hold a 2020 primary election that makes voting accessible for all eligible Ohioans, especially Black and brown voters who too often are pushed to the sidelines of our democracy by obstacles such as arbitrary voter registration deadlines or burdensome procedures for voting absentee or
Press release
“These are folks who are serving [and] preparing food for all of the rest of us. It's a recipe for contagion when...the people preparing your food cannot afford to stay home when they have a contagious disease.”
In the media
Denitsa Tsekova