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Same Day Registration (SDR) allows eligible voters to register to vote and cast their ballots on the same day. Depending on the state, this one-stop process for registering and voting may be offered on Election Day, during the early voting period, or both.
If we do not close voter turnout gaps, our democracy is destined to become less and less representative in the coming decades.
Walmart's raises to $9 an hour in 2015 and then to $10 an hour in 2016 is a positive step forward, but it still falls short of giving workers the wages they need.
Advocates and policymakers are frequently asked how they plan to pay for progressive policy investments. This memo provides guidance on how to respond.
This Demos Explainer explores the tension between political support for deficit reduction versus job creation and economic security policies.
This Explainer explores how the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is used in measuring our economic growth and whether alternative measures are also needed to provide a more comprehensive outlook of economic progress.
The working class today is much more complex and diverse than the white, male, manufacturing archetype often evoked in popular narratives.
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; economic pain increases racial resentment and facilitates scapegoating, fueling support for punitive measures against people of color.
While GDP has been steadily increasing, indicating a growing economy, other metrics of progress show a very different picture.
Every year, millions of eligible voters fall through the cracks of our antiquated voter registration system because they have moved sometime in the last year.
In November 2014, voters in Montana will face a very important choice: to repeal or to continue SDR. They should keep it.
How and why two types of theft—wage theft and shoplifting—are treated so differently.
Large disparities in turnout benefit the donor class.
How our work to enforce Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act has resulted in over 3 million new voter registration applications through public assistance agencies.
Are States Complying with the Motor Voter Requirements of the National Voter Registration Act?
Most states have very far to go in making their selective public institutions representative, and thus truly public.
25 Federal Policies to Lift Up Working People
Our current voter registration system, which is designed as a voter-initiated or “self-registration” system, creates barriers to registration that do not serve any significant purpose in a democracy. Automatic voter registration is the answer.
26 state policies for a race-forward, populist agenda to empower all Americans.
When someone from another country goes through the difficult process of becoming a naturalized American citizen, he or she should be entitled to full participation in our nation's democracy.