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Listen to Black Communities: Divest from Police and Invest in Public Needs
Rather than cutting funds for public needs while allowing police budgets to swell, cities, states, and the federal government must shift funding to the real priorities of communities.
June 30, 2020
Hundreds of Thousands of People Aren’t Getting a Say in the 2020 Primaries
Felony disenfranchisement is one of several ways people get stripped of their power.
March 13, 2020
Roundup: Six Good Reads that Have Racial Equity in Common
Resources to make sense of the student debt crisis, the administration's Public Charge rule, the realities of our big-money political system, and more
February 3, 2020
Big Money Influence in Albuquerque Elections
How Albuquerque Campaign Donors Do Not Reflect the City’s Diverse Population and Needs
October 7, 2019
Isaac J. de Luna Navarro
Candidates Taking On D.C. Incumbents Say New Public Financing Program Is A Game-Changer
In 2016, a report from the progressive think tank Demos found that most campaign dollars in local elections were coming from contributors who are white, male and high-income.
In the media
August 9, 2019
Albuquerque Donors Do Not Match the City's Diversity
Democracy Dollars Can Make Every Voice Matter in Albuquerque’s Elections
August 23, 2019
The political donor class is mostly white and male. Some women of color are trying to change that.
Women of color are generally underrepresented as campaign donors even though they vote at high rates, according to research by progressive think tank Demos.
In the media
June 19, 2019
Michelle Ye Hee Lee
3 Reasons Baltimore Needs Public Financing for Elections
Baltimore’s campaign donors lack diversity across race, gender, and socioeconomic status. The Baltimore Fair Election Fund, designed with equity and community engagement at the forefront, can change that.
June 24, 2019
With Democracy Dollars, Everyone Can Give - And Our Democracy Can Thrive
Campaign finance reforms help address the racial and economic injustices that continue to plague our democracy.
May 3, 2019
New York State's Campaign Finance Problem and Climate Crisis Are Connected
Why New York State must act now on climate justice and public financing of elections.
In the media
April 1, 2019
Amshula K. Jayaram
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