Resources

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The case for mandatory participation in U.S. elections.
Research
Over 100 community, civil rights, consumer, and student advocacy organizations urge House and Senate leadership to insist on student debt cancellation for all borrowers during negotiations over the next coronavirus relief package.
Testimony and Public Comment
This brief describes the challenges currently facing Black and brown people when voting by mail and presents policy recommendations at each step of the vote-by-mail process to mitigate those problems.
Policy Briefs
Laura Williamson
A toolkit to help local leaders and communities identify and act on the warning signs of a wrongful purge and to understand how federal law restricts  such purges.
Policy Briefs
This presentation outlines the ways that student debt both contributes to, and is a cause of, America’s historic and persistent racial wealth divide.
Testimony and Public Comment
Mark Huelsman
Ways to increase access to the ballot for people who are released from incarceration and for eligible voters who are currently incarcerated. 
Policy Briefs
Naila Awan
Shruti Banerjee
Notice to the South Dakota Secretary of State of Noncompliance with Sections 5 and 7 of the National Voter Registration Act
Litigation
Challenging the new process for conducting Ohio’s primary election as one that will deprive Ohioans of their fundamental right to vote and the failure of the state to allow voters to register up to 30 days prior to the election as a violation of the National Voter Registration Act.
Case
Updated May 7, 2020
Ohio
Decided
Progressives must see every policy fight as about more than its issues —it's an opportunity to shift power to Black and brown communities and working families. 
Policy Briefs
K. Sabeel Rahman
The three sets of steps policymakers and election officials must take to ensure that Black and brown Americans—and all Americans—can exercise their fundamental right to vote in 2020 and beyond.
Policy Briefs
Laura Williamson