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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.
Background on one of the landmark pieces of financial reform legislation associated with Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.
The Financial Infrastructure Exchange (FIX) is a federal tax-and-subsidy program to promote long-term investment in a financial system that otherwise prioritizes short-term gains.
This Demos Explainer explores the tension between political support for deficit reduction versus job creation and economic security policies.
The Volcker Rule is a requirement in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 that is sometimes referred to as a “mini-Glass-Steagall.”
Empirical data showing policymakers, organizers, and progressives that there is clear public support for the notion that racism is a divide-and-conquer tactic creating distrust, undermining belief in government, and causing economic pain for everyone, of every color.
This report examines the effectiveness of the employment credit check laws enacted so far and finds that unjustified exemptions included in the laws, a failure to pursue enforcement, and a lack of public outreach have prevented these important employment protections from being as effective as they could be.
Infrequent Voters Who Were Unlawfully Purged from Ohio’s Registration Rolls Will Be Permitted to Vote in the November 2016 General Election
While GDP has been steadily increasing, indicating a growing economy, other metrics of progress show a very different picture.
Demos conducted a nationwide survey of low- and middle-income households in early 2012. The findings in this brief summarize the relationship between college costs and credit card debt, and its impact on students and their parents.
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.
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.
Public policies can either fuel or ease racial disparities in wealth. This report marks the first-ever systematic analysis of the impact of different policies, highlighting the policies that could help erase the racial wealth gap.
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.
How past racial injustices are carried forward as wealth handed down across generations and reinforced by “color-blind” practices and policies.
The causes of Detroit's bankruptcy and what the city's emergency manager can do to turn it around.
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.