Resources

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  Spanish translation of "California Votes," an analysis of how implementing Election Day Registraion would affect California.  
Research
In this groundbreaking report, Columbia University professor Mark Gordon grapples with one of the most important questions facing American democracy: What exactly is globalization and how is it affecting the ability of Americans to govern themselves through traditional civic processes? By focusing
Research
On June 22 and 23, 2000, Demos convened a national workshop in New York City on “Democracy and the New Federalism”. The workshop was comprised of a diverse group of elected officials, community organizers, researchers, and policy analysts. In this report, we summarize and reflect on the insights
Research
Challenge to Arizona’s failure to provide voter registration services required under federal law when residents interact with the state motor vehicle agency.
Case
Updated April 2, 2019
Arizona
Pending
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.
Campaign
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.
Case
Updated May 21, 2020
South Dakota
Pending
Challenge to Ohio’s practice of targeting voters for removal from the registration rolls if they fail to cast a ballot in a two-year period.
Case
Updated March 31, 2020
Ohio
Pending
Challenge to guarantee that public assistance clients in Missouri receive the voter registration services required by Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act.
Case
Updated April 8, 2019
Missouri
Decided
A legal suit to guarantee that public assistance clients in Georgia receive the voter registration services required by Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act.
Case
Updated April 2, 2019
Georgia
Decided
The Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2011 would protect the right to vote, the indisputable cornerstone of our democracy, without interfering with rights granted under the First Amendment. Congress should act quickly to pass this needed legislation.
Testimony and Public Comment
Brenda Wright