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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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K. Sabeel Rahman, President of Demos, discusses some topics that afflict the working class in general and people of color in particular and solutions.
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K. Sabeel Rahman
Egberto Willies
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Digital collage of Black voters, Black Lives Matter protest, and MLK Monument
Our Constitution was designed to protect the institution of slavery and has led to the centuries-long assault on Black people and the ongoing struggle to secure the right to vote. This is why we put forth a proposal to finally, fully guarantee the right to vote.
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Laura Williamson
Demos President K. Sabeel Rahman delivers the keynote address for the California Law Review’s 2020 Symposium: Democracy Reform for the 21st Century.
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K. Sabeel Rahman
To help make that vision real, we should consider not just bold legislative change, but also finally remaking our Constitution to make real the aspiration for an inclusive democracy.
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K. Sabeel Rahman
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Gulf Coast communities face the same environmental and racial injustices they faced during Hurricane Katrina—except now with the overlapping crises of COVID-19, economic collapse, and uprisings for Black Lives. Policy change must undo this injustice.
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Lesley Williams
Adrien Salazar
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Michelle Obama speaking at a podium
At the Democratic National Convention, former First Lady Michelle Obama made a point that is relevant to both parties: If policymakers do not take bold and transformative action, trends can and will get worse.
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Amy Traub
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has begun mailing voter registration forms to nearly 1.3 million Medicaid recipients who have had their benefits automatically renewed within the past year.
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Explaining what the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) is and what obligations it places on human services professionals.
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Naila Awan
"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