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From cutting-edge policy research to illuminating analysis, we bring a racial equity lens to the most pressing issues facing our country. For our latest blog posts and media updates, visit our Latest page.
A look at the policies of the Inclusive Democracy Agenda, why they are needed, and how we went about developing them.
Policy Briefs
Our racist criminal legal system denies voting rights to millions. We must end this practice of disenfranchisement in all its forms.
Policy Briefs
Laura Williamson
Naila Awan
Removing unnecessary hurdles to small donor participation will help fix a system that currently prioritizes wealthy, white, male donors over communities of color and working-class people.
Policy Briefs
Laura Williamson
Adam Lioz
Ensuring just and equitable access to and ownership of one our most vital natural resources—energy—is vital to building a vibrant, inclusive democracy.
Policy Briefs
Laura Williamson
Lew Daly
Thought pieces from Black and brown Demos staff who have collaboratively reflected on the history of racism, the current state of our democracy, and envisioned the power of an inclusive democracy.
Policy Briefs
Shanaé Bass
Joshua Harmon
Amshula K. Jayaram
David Perrin
Christelle Prophete
Adrien Salazar
Lesley Williams
The filibuster is a racist remnant of a Senate designed to entrench white minority rule. It undermines organizing, participation, and electoral victories fueled by Black and Brown communities.
Policy Briefs
Laura Williamson
Alex Baptiste
Stephany Rose Spaulding
Letter in support of H.R.1 highlighting provisions to protect voters from purges and voting caging, tactics used disproportionately to silence voters of color.
Testimony and Public Comment
The For the People Act can begin to address the longstanding racist exclusions in our democracy with policy solutions that are proven to advance racial equity.
Testimony and Public Comment
It is time for us to recognize the right of sovereignty and self-determination for the over 4 million combined residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Washington, D.C.
Policy Briefs
Laura Williamson
Challenge to Florida Secretary of State's and 32 Florida counties' failure to to provide Spanish-language ballots and other election materials and assistance to voters educated in Puerto Rico.
Case
Updated February 2, 2021
Florida
Pending