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This year, as we attempt to keep our loved ones safe during a deadly pandemic, more people in our communities will be voting by mail (absentee) than ever before. Counting those votes will take time.
New Mexico is failing to enable Black and Brown communities to access their fundamental right to vote.
An overview of the vote-by-mail eligibility criteria in Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, and California and the hurdles Black voters may face.
Voter registration has long been weaponized to silence voters. And it’s not by accident.
If we truly want to build inclusive democracy, we must articulate an affirmative vision of voting rights in the Constitution itself.
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
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.
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.
Public assistance offices have received nearly 2 million voter registration forms nationwide since the passage of the National Voter Registration Act.