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This case study follows the Texas Organizing Project as it worked to build power and equity for working-class Black & Latino communities in greater Houston after Hurricane Harvey—ultimately implementing a winning 3-part inside-outside strategy.
Many states can designate federal agencies via a simple letter from their chief election official. This sample letter is directed to USCIS, but it can be adapted for any federal agency/program.
Policy choices have allowed big companies to continuously use their power to preserve economic and democratic imbalances that maintain their wealth and influence at the expense of everyone else.
These resources are designed to support federal employees and their partners who are working to implement voter registration at federal agencies, as required by President Biden’s March 7, 2021, Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting.
Until voters and elected leaders in Baltimore, Maryland took action to bring small donor public financing to their elections, big money in politics was a growing problem in the city.
A coalition of Black and brown community organizations and activists helped enact a first-of-its-kind democracy dollars program in Seattle.
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.
A summary of our recommendations for improving the accessibility of Vote.gov, and some specific examples of improvements that can be made.
Empowering Small Donors to Break the Vicious Cycle of Racial Exclusion in our Democracy & Economy
Letter in support of H.R.1 highlighting provisions to protect voters from purges and voting caging, tactics used disproportionately to silence voters of color.
The For the People Act can begin to address the longstanding racist exclusions in our democracy with policy solutions that are proven to advance racial equity.
Presentation on the Impact of Select H.R.1 Policy Changes on Black and Brown Political Power
Why we need to prioritize passing H.R.1 along with H.R.4 and legislation granting statehood to Washington, D.C. (H.R.51) as the first items of business in the 117th Congress.
Efforts to change the long-standing practice of counting every individual in the country for the purposes of drawing legislative districts would reduce the political power of—and the resources provided to—Black and brown people.
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.
The case for mandatory participation in U.S. elections.
Over 100 community, civil rights, consumer, and student advocacy organizations urge House and Senate leadership to insist on student debt cancellation for all borrowers during negotiations over the next coronavirus relief package.
This presentation outlines the ways that student debt both contributes to, and is a cause of, America’s historic and persistent racial wealth divide.
Notice Letter to Missouri Governor Michael Parson and Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft Re: New June 2, 2020 Municipal Election Date Due to COVID-19
Notice letter to the Ohio Secretary of State that aspects of the state's COVID-19-related election directive violate the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.