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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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Breaking down what made the Voting Rights Act so powerful, how the Supreme Court gutted it, and what can be done to restore it.
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Chiraag Bains
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Why the National Voter Registration Act is vital for helping millions of low-income people register to vote through state public assistance agencies.
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Brenda Wright
Alex Ashbrook
“With these laws in particular, they are not race neutral. These laws are deeply rooted in an attempt to exclude Black people from our democracy.”
In the media
Mike Ludwig
"The bigger problem is that the payoff to a college degree is lower for students of color than it is for white students."
In the media
Jillian Berman
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The County’s plans will intimidate and deter eligible citizens from registering to vote, abridging their fundamental right to vote and resulting in serious underrepresentation in the electoral process.
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“How do we operationalize this? Who’s doing the moderating? Are these new allies coming in good faith?”
In the media
Nellie Bowles
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Hector Figueroa
We at Demos are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of Héctor Figueroa, president of SEIU 32BJ, Demos board member and linchpin of the New York labor movement.
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K. Sabeel Rahman
Eliminating all student debt, per Sanders' plan, would increase the wealth gap between white and black households, according to one 2015 study co-authored by left-leaning think tank Demos.
In the media
Clare Lombardo
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Keep That Same Energy
Why we've organized an event series for black and brown millennials.
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Shanaé Bass
David Perrin
Lesley Williams
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The idea of canceling student debt has become a topic of considerable debate. Here's what you need to know about the Warren and Sanders student debt plans and what still needs to be answered.
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Mark Huelsman