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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

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

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

Written testimony of Demos Associate Director of Policy and Research, Amy Traub before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services

Testimony and Public Comment
Amy Traub

This report analyzes new voter turnout data to understand how Same-Day Registration (SDR) is reducing barriers to voting and boosting turnout for Black and Latinx Americans.

Policy Briefs
Laura Williamson
Jesse Rhodes

Empowering Small Donors to Break the Vicious Cycle of Racial Exclusion in our Democracy & Economy

Research

For states to realize the NVRA’s promise, they must make registering to vote and updating voter registration addresses an integral part of obtaining a driver’s license or state identification card.

Policy Briefs
Stuart Naifeh

Voter registration operates as a tool of racist voter suppression and has long been weaponized to silence communities of color.  

Today, we have the opportunity to change this by providing voter registration at federal agencies.

Policy Briefs
Demos
ACLU

A look at the policies of the Inclusive Democracy Agenda, why they are needed, and how we went about developing them.

Policy Briefs

​​​​​Big companies are using data to preserve the power imbalance that keeps them rich. This economic model is rooted in chattel slavery and relies on the extraction and commodification of data.

Research
Yeshimabeit Milner
Amy Traub