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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.
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.
Methodology: Demos sponsored an online survey among 1,536 registered voters, conducted June 5 to June 14, 2017. The research included a base sample of registered voters and, for deeper analysis, oversamples of working-class African Americans, working-class Hispanics, working-class white Obama-to-Trump voters, and progressives, defined as people of all races who identify as extremely or somewhat liberal. The data in this survey is weighted by standard weights to make it fully representative.
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.
Fast food companies keep employees at poverty-level wages while reaping billions of dollars in profits. It drives inequality, slows growth, and lowers living standards.
How Walmart Can Invest in Its Workforce Without Costing Customers a Dime
In November 2014, voters in Montana will face a very important choice: to repeal or to continue SDR. They should keep it.
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?
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.
In this report, we review a number of election laws and policies in 10 states chosen because they are expected to have close elections.
This report makes the case that we should create jobs for the unemployed directly and immediately in public employment programs that produce useful goods and services for the public’s benefit.