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Demos requests that the Department of Justice investigate a potential violation of Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act by the President of the United States.
Litigation
Our elections are fairer—and our democracy works better—when politicians listen to the entire public instead of only to big donors. A review of donations from individuals to Mayoral and City Council races in 2015 and 2016 shows that those who contribute to campaigns—and therefore are more likely to
Research
The dynamics of unstable pay at Marriott and high-cost lending by its affiliated credit union take the income disparities between Marriott’s predominantly black and Latino workforce and its overwhelmingly white corporate leadership and enable them to metastasize into growing disparities in wealth. 
Research
Amy Traub
Julia Gunn
A Policy and Messaging Guide for States to Make Higher Education Affordable Again
Research
Mark Huelsman
Advocates and policymakers are frequently asked how they plan to pay for progressive policy investments. This memo provides guidance on how to respond.
Research
Amy Traub
An outline of Demos' approach to engaging across climate and equity issues, their respective fields, and partners working in the fields.
Research
Demos opposes Kavanaugh's confirmation because it would threaten equal justice for people of color and the future of racial equity.
Research
Dear Ms. Verma: I am writing on behalf of Demos to urge you to withdraw the proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and published in the Federal Register on July 12, 2018, which would repeal a current regulatory provision clarifying that states may make
Testimony and Public Comment
Amy Traub
Adding a question on citizenship status to the decennial census to which every household in the United States is required to respond is entirely unnecessary for the proper performance of the Census Bureau’s functions, and will greatly impair the quality, utility and clarity of the 2020 Census.
Testimony and Public Comment
Brenda Wright
Chiraag Bains
Both economic and racial justice are core progressive priorities, but too often we discuss them separately. On the contrary, racial and economic harms are intertwined, as are our desired solutions to them. Wealthy elites exploit racial fears to turn working people against each other and government;
Research