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The Restore the Vote Amendment Act of 2019 would expand voting rights to eligible incarcerated residents with felony convictions.
The Disparate Impact standard is critical to continued and enhanced opportunity to access fair credit, housing, and homeownership. Demos strongly opposes efforts to undermine this longstanding enforcement tool.
Testimony to Congress on current voter suppression tactics including voter purges, registration barriers, felony disenfranchisement, and prison gerrymandering.
Why amended versions of Florida's English-language, Spanish-language, and online voter registration forms are in clear violation of the Florida Administrative Procedure Act.
Harris County should place voting machines inside of the Harris County Jail and ensure jailed, eligible voters are not disenfranchised.
We write to applaud the introduction of HB 57, which would end felony disenfranchisement and facilitate full political and civic participation for thousands of New Mexico voters.
Federal law requires Spanish-language official ballots, official election-related materials, and oral election assistance. Florida's Secretary of State should adopt rules that ensure statewide compliance with federal law.
The Department's proposed "EAP Rule" fails to sufficiently safeguard working people.
The CCPA is a climate bill, a racial justice bill, a public health bill, and an economic development bill. We need it to be all of these things.
New York State is in the midst of a housing crisis. Right now, there is a policy platform under consideration that could address the crisis.
Felony disenfranchisement is as senseless as it is cruel. It subverts a person’s fundamental right to participate in the democratic process.
On Ohio's barriers to voting — including the practice of purging infrequent voters from the registration rolls — and how the elimination of Ohio’s same-day registration period negatively impacts Ohio voters.
We stand in solidarity with Representative Ilhan Omar and firmly against the rise of Islamophobic attacks and attempts to divide us as a people.
We strongly support ACA 6, a bill that would place a state constitutional amendment on the ballot to restore voting rights to Californians on parole, and AB 646, which would make corresponding changes to the Elections Code.
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.
Thank you Chairman Wolf, Chairman Scibak, and Honorable Members of the Committee for this opportunity to present testimony. My name is Amy Traub and I am a senior policy analyst with Dēmos. Dēmos is a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. I’m pleased to be here today to testify on Senate Bill 123, “An Act regulating the use of credit reports by employers.”
The fast food industry is the main driver of compensation inequality in the most disparate sector of the economy, with a CEO-to-worker pay ratio in 2013 of over 1000-to-1.
Dear Mayor de Blasio and Members of the City Council:
As leaders in New York City who are concerned about economic and racial injustice, we call on you to enact Intro. 261, The Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act, and to ensure that this legislation does not include unjustified exemptions. The common practice of using credit checks to screen job applicants creates illegitimate barriers to employment, exacerbates racial discrimination, and may lead to invasions of privacy.
To: Mayor Bill de Blasio; City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; and interested parties
Regarding: Unjustified exemptions that weaken and Aundermine legislation on employment credit checks