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"For the sake of millions — people watching their rents go up while their wages don’t, parents who need support in tackling the ever-rising cost of child care, and seniors who regularly must decide whether they can afford their bills or their pills — the Senate must pass this legislation.”
Press release
Taifa Smith Butler
"The Freedom to Vote Act — the most significant voting rights bill in generations — would be a giant step toward our goal of creating a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy."
Press release
Taifa Smith Butler
Policy choices have allowed big companies to continuously use their power to preserve economic and democratic imbalances that maintain their wealth and influence at the expense of everyone else.
Research
People's Action
Demos
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Line of people waiting to vote
Congress must act swiftly to advance this pro-democracy legislation. The Freedom To Vote Act is a significant structural voting rights reform package that advances racial equity and moves us toward an inclusive democracy.
Blog
Laura Williamson
"Although credit scores never formally take race into account, they draw on data about personal borrowing and payment history that is shaped by generations of discriminatory public policies and corporate practices that limit access to wealth for Black and Latinx families."
In the media
Marissa Gamache
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Black voter at a distance in a voting booth with an empty booth in the foreground
Congress must include small-donor matching in final For the People package
Blog
Adam Lioz
Empowering Small Donors to Break the Vicious Cycle of Racial Exclusion in our Democracy & Economy
Research
A coalition of Black and brown community organizations and activists helped enact a first-of-its-kind democracy dollars program in Seattle.
Research
Demos
Washington CAN
Until voters and elected leaders in Baltimore, Maryland took action to bring small donor public financing to their elections, big money in politics was a growing problem in the city.
Research
Demos
Common Cause Maryland
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Collage of images with protestors and Washington D.C.
Learn why the 6 policies of our Inclusive Democracy Agenda are critical to building power in Black and brown communities and how organizers are fighting to protect and strengthen our democracy.
Blog
Carol Lautier, Ph.D.
Laura Williamson