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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.
The Economic Democracy Project aims to highlight and develop strategies that Black and brown communities can use to build economic and political power—beginning with four case studies spotlighting community campaigns across the U.S.
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.
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 collaboration with grassroots and faith-based partners working in communities of color, Demos is challenging Florida’s racially discriminatory attack on voting rights in the wake of unprecedented turnout by voters of color in the 2020 presidential election.
Challenge to Florida Secretary of State's and 32 Florida counties' failure to to provide Spanish-language ballots and other election materials and assistance to voters educated in Puerto Rico.
Florida’s online voter registration (OVR) system did not function properly on the day and night of the voter registration deadline. The State has extended the deadline, but not long enough for voters to complete their registrations.
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.
From March through May, New Florida Majority Education Fund surveyed over 21,000 Floridians to ask how the pandemic was affecting their lives and well-being. This report presents our findings from those surveys.
Amicus Brief in Support of Plaintiffs-Respondents in Pippens v. Ashcroft, a case before the Missouri Court of Appeals on Missouri's proposed Amendment 3.
Challenge to halt implementation of an Indiana state law that would have purged voters without notice based on unreliable third-party data from the Crosscheck program.
Intervention on behalf of the of League of Women Voters of North Carolina and the North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute to defend North Carolina voters from a right-wing group’s attempt to bully elections officials into unlawfully purging voters before the coming presidential election.
Challenge to Ohio's practice of denying pre-trial detainees jailed in the days proceeding an election access to an absentee ballot.
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.
Challenge to Missouri's failure to provide voter registration services required under federal law when residents interact with the state motor vehicle agency.
Fully engaging and including Black people of all genders will strengthen the political power of Black communities.
Rebuilding American Democracy in an Era of Crisis
To fairly evaluate any higher education reform proposal, we must understand the ways that these dual burdens—less wealth and more debt—lead to worse outcomes for Black students than white students.