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Many states can designate federal agencies via a simple letter from their chief election official. This sample letter is directed to USCIS, but it can be adapted for any federal agency/program.
Testimony and Public Comment
Why expanding and reforming the Supreme Court can restore legitimacy for this broken, inequitable institution.
Policy Briefs
Laura Williamson
Policy choices have allowed big companies to continuously use their power to preserve economic and democratic imbalances that maintain their wealth and influence at the expense of everyone else.
Research
People's Action
Demos
These resources are designed to support federal employees and their partners who are working to implement voter registration at federal agencies, as required by President Biden’s March 7, 2021, Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting.
Campaign
Demos
ACLU
Detailed guidance on how to conduct effective voter registration at federal agencies, based on lessons from state agency voter registration via the NVRA, and a discussion of policy considerations, for agency staff engaged in the implementation of the Voting Executive Order.
Policy Briefs
Demos
ACLU
Explanation of why voter registration at agencies—both state and federal—is strictly nonpartisan and sample training materials for agency staff.
Policy Briefs
Demos
ACLU
Until voters and elected leaders in Baltimore, Maryland took action to bring small donor public financing to their elections, big money in politics was a growing problem in the city.
Research
Demos
Common Cause Maryland
A coalition of Black and brown community organizations and activists helped enact a first-of-its-kind democracy dollars program in Seattle.
Research
Demos
Washington CAN
A summary of our recommendations for improving the accessibility of Vote.gov, and some specific examples of improvements that can be made.
Testimony and Public Comment
Demos
ACLU
In this comment, we provide recommendations for addressing some barriers to voter registration faced by voters with disabilities and voters who are Limited English proficient.
Testimony and Public Comment
Demos
ACLU