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Format: 02-22-2019
Format: 02-22-2019
INTRODUCTION   Thank you, Chairperson Lofgren, Ranking Member Davis, and all members of the Committee, for the opportunity to testify in support of H.R. 1, the For the People Act—the boldest and...
February 14, 2019 | Testimony |
Chiraag Bains
You see it in textbooks, TV shows, statuary, statements—the ideal of blind justice permeates our culture. Politicians and lawyers across the political spectrum invoke the image of an...
November 13, 2018 | Report |
Our elections are fairer—and our democracy works better—when politicians listen to the entire public instead of only to big donors. A review of donations from individuals to Mayoral and City Council...
November 1, 2018 | Explainer |
The promise of America is that each of us has an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. In Everyone’s America: State Policies for an Equal Say in Our Democracy and an Equal...
July 24, 2018 | Report |
“Juneteenth”—June 19th—is celebrated by many African Americans as “Independence Day.” On June 19, 1865, the Union Army reached Texas, the last corner of the former Confederate states, and announced...
June 15, 2018 | Report |
Dear Senators: We the undersigned organizations write to oppose the confirmation of John K. Bush to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Damien Schiff to the Court of...
July 10, 2017 | Advocacy Letter |
Various Social Justice Organizations
Decades of disastrous Supreme Court decisions have enabled wealthy individuals and corporations to have an outsized influence in our political system by allowing them to pour unlimited amounts of...
June 28, 2017 | Explainer |
Juhem Navarro-Rivera
Emmanuel Caicedo
In an effort to broaden and diversify the movement to get big money out of politics, Free Speech For People and Demos are releasing this framework for organizing money in politics conversations...
June 27, 2017 | Explainer |
Jasmine Gomez, Free Speech for People
Allie Boldt, Demos
Introduction Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, Senators, thank you for the privilege of testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. My name is Heather McGhee and...
March 23, 2017 | Testimony |
Heather McGhee
Money in Politics and the Supreme Court: Decades of Damage  For four decades, the Supreme Court’s flawed approach to money in politics has gutted common-sense protections against the power...
March 14, 2017 | Report |