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Fresh research and writing for the start of 2020.
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Gwyn Ellsworth
The task of (re)building our democracy is not just about the 2020 elections and here's why.
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Hollie Russon Gilman
K. Sabeel Rahman
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Haitian Pride parade
On this Haitian Independence Day, the world must recognize Haiti and her people not only for their struggle, but also for their ingenuity, their resolve and their courage.
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Christelle Prophete

Shruti Banerjee

Senior Policy Analyst
The crisis of American democracy is a deeper, more chronic one arising from systemic racial and gender exclusion, entrenched economic inequality, and technological and ecological transformations that undermine dreams of collective action and inclusive shared self-governance.
In the media
K. Sabeel Rahman
An Analytical Framework
Research
Hollie Russon Gilman
K. Sabeel Rahman
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Fist up with lightning bolts and American flags
This Giving Tuesday, we encourage you to give whatever you can to support our critical work to win the next 20 years.
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K. Sabeel Rahman
Fully engaging and including Black people of all genders will strengthen the political power of Black communities.
Research
Black Futures Lab
Demos
Color Of Change
SocioAnalitica Research
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Black woman kneeling at a protest
Our communities are threatened, and our democracy is falling apart. Why any real solution requires understanding civic power and then building it.
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K. Sabeel Rahman
K. Sabeel Rahman and Hollie Russon Gilman's new book, Civic Power, calls for a broader approach to democratic reform, offering a critical framework and concrete suggestions to support those reforms that meaningfully redistribute power to citizens.
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