Five years ago today, in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court dismantled one of the greatest voting rights achievements in the history of this country. This morning, in Abbott v. Perez, the...
June 24, 2018 | John Sullivan
Repeatedly during his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump appealed to black voters by asking, “What do you have to lose?” A year and a half into the Trump administration, we have enough evidence...
June 18, 2018 | Algernon Austin
Today, for the first time, a federal court told a state that its planned use of the controversial Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck System (“Crosscheck”) to purge registered voters likely...
June 8, 2018 | Stuart Naifeh
Mother’s Day was a couple of weeks ago, but Americans need another day to think about what we owe to moms. May 30th is a less festive occasion: It’s Moms’ Equal Pay Day, a date indicating how far...
May 29, 2018 | Amy Traub
This is shaping up to be a truly miserable week in Washington. Decisions made in the halls of Congress and the chambers of the Supreme Court are dramatically shifting power away from working...
May 24, 2018 | Amy Traub
Almost everywhere in America, exercising your fundamental right to vote means first being registered to vote. At Demos, we have been fighting for years both in and out of the courts to ensure that...
May 20, 2018 | Naila Awan and Chiraag Bains
May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Meghan Maury, Policy Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force, contributed the following guest blog to Demos: I was first...
May 20, 2018 | Meghan Maury and Amy Traub
This week, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signed into law a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants in the state to access state financial aid for college. With it, New Jersey now joins 9...
May 10, 2018 | Mark Huelsman