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Executive Action to Advance Democracy: What the Biden-Harris Administration and the Agencies Can Do to Build a More Inclusive Democracy
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.
December 3, 2020
Ensuring All Votes Are Counted May Take Time
This year, as we attempt to keep our loved ones safe during a deadly pandemic, more people in our communities will be voting by mail (absentee) than ever before. Counting those votes will take time.
November 3, 2020
Democracy Means All of Us: How to End the Chronic Silencing of Black and Brown Voters in New Mexico
New Mexico is failing to enable Black and Brown communities to access their fundamental right to vote.
October 28, 2020
Andrea J. Serrano
Amshula K. Jayaram
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Testimony and Public Comment
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-Good Jobs and Worker Power
-Racial Wealth Gap
-Regulation & Financial Reform
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South Dakota Isn't Meeting Its Voter Registration Responsibility
South Dakota's public assistance agencies and motor vehicle offices are regularly failing to provide voter registration services to individuals, in violation of the National Voter Registration Act.
September 16, 2020
How Ohio Continued to Silence Black and Brown Voters in a Vote-by-Mail Election
Our analysis of voter turnout in Ohio’s primary finds large disparities in absentee ballot request rates and voter turnout between predominantly white and non-white neighborhoods.
September 1, 2020
National and Missouri-Based Civil Rights Organizations Write In Support of a Fair Redistricting Process for Missouri
Amicus Brief in Support of Plaintiffs-Respondents in
Pippens v. Ashcroft
, a case before the Missouri Court of Appeals on Missouri's proposed Amendment 3.
August 27, 2020
Right to Vote: The Case for Expanding the Right to Vote in the U.S. Constitution
If we truly want to build inclusive democracy, we must articulate an affirmative vision of voting rights in the Constitution itself.
August 26, 2020
Common Cause v. Lawson et al
Challenge to halt implementation of an Indiana state law that would have purged voters without notice based on unreliable third-party data from the Crosscheck program.
August 24, 2020
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition's Amicus Brief in Jones v. DeSantis
FRRC offers this brief to make three points informed by its experience working with formerly convicted persons struggling to participate in Florida’s democracy under the strictures of SB7066.
August 3, 2020
11 Things Congress Must Do Now to Sustain the Finances of Black and Brown Households
Congress must address how Black, Indigenous, and Latinx people confront both the worst health outcomes and the greatest threats to household financial stability as a result of the pandemic.
July 27, 2020
Williams v. DeSantis
Our case challenging Florida's lack of necessary emergency accommodations for presidential primary election due to the COVID-19 pandemic
July 22, 2020
Frontlines Climate Justice Executive Action Platform
This platform proposes a set of actions the executive branch can take to equitably address the climate crisis without new legislation, major new appropriations, or other Congressional authority.
July 22, 2020
Lift Every Voice: The Urgency of Universal Civic Duty Voting
The case for mandatory participation in U.S. elections.
July 20, 2020
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