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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.
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.
This report elevates the voices of affected communities across the country and provides important insights on the quest to vote.
LGB+ Voices in the 2019 Black Census
The Black Futures Lab’s Black Census Project is the largest survey of Black people conducted in the United States since Reconstruction.
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.
Most states have very far to go in making their selective public institutions representative, and thus truly public.
How we work every day to operationalize within our organization the racial equity and inclusion that we seek to advance in our country.
Advocates and policymakers are frequently asked how they plan to pay for progressive policy investments. This memo provides guidance on how to respond.
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.
26 state policies for a race-forward, populist agenda to empower all Americans.
Once an institution accepts the premise that all people, regardless of their background, have the potential to thrive and contribute to the success of an organization, they can begin to recognize systemic disparities and gaps as flaws to be addressed.
For the last year, we—Demos, Anat Shenker-Osorio (ASO Communications) and Ian Haney López (author of Dog Whistle Politics), —have partnered in an ambitious multi-phase project to build an effective new narrative on race, class, and democracy. The central question we’ve explored is how to engage simultaneously around race and class in ways that strengthen social solidarity, reduce division and scapegoating, and create a viable foundation for progressive policy victories.
How social exclusion blocks Black people from full participation and power in the United States.
National online dial survey results from testing various race, class, and democracy narratives
The working class today is much more complex and diverse than the white, male, manufacturing archetype often evoked in popular narratives.
25 Federal Policies to Lift Up Working People
This report presents findings on the use of public transit by people of color and on the potential jobs benefits that people of color can gain from investments in public transit.