Top donors remain largely white and male, according to data from the progressive think tank Demos.
In the media
Maya King
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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.
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Amy Traub
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Felony disenfranchisement is one of several ways people get stripped of their power.
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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
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Gwyn Ellsworth
How Albuquerque Campaign Donors Do Not Reflect the City’s Diverse Population and Needs
Research
Laura Friedenbach
Isaac J. de Luna Navarro
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
Martin Austermuhle
Democracy Dollars Can Make Every Voice Matter in Albuquerque’s Elections
Policy Briefs
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
Michelle Ye Hee Lee
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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.
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Laura Williamson
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Campaign finance reforms help address the racial and economic injustices that continue to plague our democracy.
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Laura Williamson
Mark Huelsman
Emmanuel Caicedo