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This Demos Explainer explores the tension between political support for deficit reduction versus job creation and economic security policies.
14 Big Ideas to Build a Strong & Diverse Middle Class
While GDP has been steadily increasing, indicating a growing economy, other metrics of progress show a very different picture.
Dēmos has measured the comparative effectiveness of five leading fiscal proposals. We evaluate the plans in eight categories: jobs and public investment; health care affordability; Social Security income; education; defense policy; fair and adequate revenues; and long-term debt reduction.
How We Can Fix the Housing Affordability Crisis
Our case challenging Florida's lack of necessary emergency accommodations for presidential primary election due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Challenging the new process for conducting Ohio’s primary election as one that will deprive Ohioans of their fundamental right to vote and the failure of the state to allow voters to register up to 30 days prior to the election as a violation of the National Voter Registration Act.
The specter of voter fraud is a talking point deployed to silence the voices of Black and brown voters across the country.
The three sets of steps policymakers and election officials must take to ensure that Black and brown Americans—and all Americans—can exercise their fundamental right to vote in 2020 and beyond.
Ways to increase access to the ballot for people who are released from incarceration and for eligible voters who are currently incarcerated.
Congress must address how Black, Indigenous, and Latinx people confront both the worst health outcomes and the greatest threats to household financial stability as a result of the pandemic.
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.
Missouri's absentee and mail voting systems place unconstitutional burdens on the right to vote and violates federal law.
New Mexico is failing to enable Black and Brown communities to access their fundamental right to vote.
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.
Executive actions the new administration can take to deliver economic relief and protect workers and families.
Due to disinvestment, a lack of grant aid, and the rising cost of living, Arizona’s students face a steep hill in paying for college.
Policymakers in Michigan have continuously made attending college harder through divestment in Michigan’s public higher education system, resulting in skyrocketing college prices.
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.