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If we truly want to build inclusive democracy, we must articulate an affirmative vision of voting rights in the Constitution itself.
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.
This platform proposes a set of actions the executive branch can take to equitably address the climate crisis without new legislation, major new appropriations, or other Congressional authority.
This brief describes the challenges currently facing Black and brown people when voting by mail and presents policy recommendations at each step of the vote-by-mail process to mitigate those problems.
A toolkit to help local leaders and communities identify and act on the warning signs of a wrongful purge and to understand how federal law restricts such purges.
Ways to increase access to the ballot for people who are released from incarceration and for eligible voters who are currently incarcerated.
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.
The specter of voter fraud is a talking point deployed to silence the voices of Black and brown voters across the country.
This forthcoming paper makes the case for why we need a new constitutional amendment—a Right-to-Vote Amendment for a 21st Century Democracy
A Primer for Advocates on the National Voter Registration Act
How We Can Fix the Housing Affordability Crisis
How the Climate & Community Protection Act will Increase Resiliency for New York’s Latinx Communities
As part of an effort to reshape rules around debt and lending to reduce racial wealth inequality, we propose establishing a public credit registry to gradually replace the current for-profit credit reporting system.
New York State’s Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) is a bold climate action policy for the people of New York.
This report was completed in collaboration with the Advancement Project, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Demos, Faith in Action, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Congress of American Indians, National Urban League, Race Forward, and UnidosUS. These groups are a collaborative of leading national racial-equity organizations supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The goal of Demos’ Race-Class Narrative (RCN) project is to develop an empirically-tested narrative on race and class that resonates with all working people and offers an alternative to—and neutralizes the use of—dog-whistle racism.
In January 2016, Oregon became the first state in the country to implement Automatic Voter Registration. It was a resounding success.
Same Day Registration (SDR) allows eligible voters to register to vote and cast their ballots on the same day, at the same time.
Voter intimidation and misinformation campaigns have significantly increased in recent years. They are toxic to democracy.
16 policies and practices that would make registration more accessible and seamless, lead to more effective and efficient election administration, and strengthen protections for voters’ rights.