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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.
Until voters and elected leaders in Baltimore, Maryland took action to bring small donor public financing to their elections, big money in politics was a growing problem in the city.
A coalition of Black and brown community organizations and activists helped enact a first-of-its-kind democracy dollars program in Seattle.
Empowering Small Donors to Break the Vicious Cycle of Racial Exclusion in our Democracy & Economy
The For the People Act can begin to address the longstanding racist exclusions in our democracy with policy solutions that are proven to advance racial equity.
Why we need to prioritize passing H.R.1 along with H.R.4 and legislation granting statehood to Washington, D.C. (H.R.51) as the first items of business in the 117th Congress.
Over 100 community, civil rights, consumer, and student advocacy organizations urge House and Senate leadership to insist on student debt cancellation for all borrowers during negotiations over the next coronavirus relief package.
This presentation outlines the ways that student debt both contributes to, and is a cause of, America’s historic and persistent racial wealth divide.
How Albuquerque Campaign Donors Do Not Reflect the City’s Diverse Population and Needs
To fairly evaluate any higher education reform proposal, we must understand the ways that these dual burdens—less wealth and more debt—lead to worse outcomes for Black students than white students.
The Case for Bold, Equitable Student Loan Cancellation and Reform
Our current system of campaign finance reform suppresses the political power of people of color and that lack of political power has had proven, lasting consequences.
The white, wealthy donor class that fuels Baltimore's elections
H.R. 1, the For the People Act, is the boldest and most comprehensive proposal to strengthen our democracy since the aftermath of Watergate.
Most states have very far to go in making their selective public institutions representative, and thus truly public.
A Policy and Messaging Guide for States to Make Higher Education Affordable Again
Judge Kavanaugh's record raises serious concerns that he would expand the power of big money in politics, weaken voter protections, and insulate the president from the rule of law.
A 50-State Look at Rising College Prices and the New American Student
Comparing Tuition Then and Now At Our Elected Officials' Alma Maters
How 27 states, counties, and municipalities empower small donors and curb the power of big money in politics