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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
Due to disinvestment, a lack of grant aid, and the rising cost of living, Arizona’s students face a steep hill in paying for college.
Policy Briefs
Mark Huelsman
Policymakers in Michigan have continuously made attending college harder through divestment in Michigan’s public higher education system, resulting in skyrocketing college prices.
Policy Briefs
Mark Huelsman
Florida’s online voter registration (OVR) system did not function properly on the day and night of the voter registration deadline. The State has extended the deadline, but not long enough for voters to complete their registrations.
Case
Updated January 27, 2021
Florida
Decided
Letter to President Biden in support of structural reform of the Courts due to the threat they pose to our democracy as a result of extreme Republican court packing.
Testimony and Public Comment
Demos
Executive actions the new administration can take to deliver economic relief and protect workers and families.
Policy Briefs
Presentation on the Impact of Select H.R.1 Policy Changes on Black and Brown Political Power
Testimony and Public Comment
Executive actions the new administration can take to help ensure the integrity of our elections and strengthen opportunities for civic participation for Black and brown Americans.
Policy Briefs