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The following report analyzes public opinion between 1996 and 2001. The report draws on over a dozen suveys commissioned by non-profit organizations, media outlets and foundations, as well as from two regularly conducted academic surveys. The results outlined in this report indicate that while long
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Tamara Draut
The Executive Summary of the full report, Crossing Divides, examining four cases of policymaking during the 1990s -- the Earned Income Tax Credit, Individual Development Accounts, the Children's Health Insurance Plan, and Empowerment Zones -- suggests some emerging common ground among liberal and
Policy Briefs
Tamara Draut
Examining four cases of policymaking during the 1990s -- the Earned Income Tax Credit, Individual Development Accounts, the Children's Health Insurance Plan, and Empowerment Zones -- suggests some emerging common ground among liberal and conservative policymakers.
Policy Briefs
Tamara Draut
Keynote address to the National Network of Grantmakers about public opinion of poverty and inequality, given by Tamara Draut, Director of Demos's Economic Opportunity program.
Testimony and Public Comment
Tamara Draut
This report examines election day registration (EDR), an important reform measure that would help address some of the problems highlighted by the 2000 election. Currently, six states have election day registration - Wisconsin, Maine, Minnesota, Idaho, Wyoming and New Hampshire. As the research
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David Callahan
  Spanish translation of "California Votes," an analysis of how implementing Election Day Registraion would affect California.  
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ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION WILL PRODUCE HIGHER VOTER PARTICIPATION IN CALIFORNIA.
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Anyone who has ever been stopped by a state trooper for a traffic violation knows that the computer systems used to maintain motor vehicle records are very technologically advanced. Sitting in their patrol cars, state troopers can instantly access vast amounts of centralized data about motorists. A
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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
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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
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