Description
Efforts to change the long-standing practice of counting every individual in the country for the purposes of drawing legislative districts would reduce the political power of—and the resources provided to—Black and brown people.
Research
Shruti Banerjee
Naila Awan
From March through May, New Florida Majority Education Fund surveyed over 21,000 Floridians to ask how the pandemic was affecting their lives and well-being. This report presents our findings from those surveys.
Research
Demos
New Florida Majority Education Fund
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A line of Black and brown men and women pulling the string on a judges gave
The Right’s latest attempt to ram through a Supreme Court justice is part of a larger strategy to entrench minority rule. For democracy to survive, we need to reboot and reimagine the judiciary.
Blog
K. Sabeel Rahman
Florida’s online voter registration (OVR) system did not function properly on the day and night of the voter registration deadline. The State has extended the deadline, but not long enough for voters to complete their registrations.
Case
Updated October 9, 2020
Florida
Decided
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Illustration of Different People of Color With Voting Stickers
Missing voters aren't missing at all. Many are actually being silenced by bureaucratic barriers and unnecessary logistical hurdles.
Blog
Damon L. Daniels
K. Sabeel Rahman, President of Demos, discusses some topics that afflict the working class in general and people of color in particular and solutions.
In the media
K. Sabeel Rahman
Egberto Willies
To help make that vision real, we should consider not just bold legislative change, but also finally remaking our Constitution to make real the aspiration for an inclusive democracy.
In the media
K. Sabeel Rahman
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Black voter at a distance in a voting booth with an empty booth in the foreground
How can an affirmative constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote, eliminate the symptoms of a democracy that has intentionally excluded Black and brown people?
Blog
Brenda Wright
Demos President K. Sabeel Rahman delivers the keynote address for the California Law Review’s 2020 Symposium: Democracy Reform for the 21st Century.
In the media
K. Sabeel Rahman
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Black trumpeter with a hurricane overlaid over his eye
Gulf Coast communities face the same environmental and racial injustices they faced during Hurricane Katrina—except now with the overlapping crises of COVID-19, economic collapse, and uprisings for Black Lives. Policy change must undo this injustice.
Blog
Lesley Williams
Adrien Salazar