Building “Political Power” for Black Americans Where Voter Suppression Is Highest
by Liza BaylessNov 07, 2016
- This election will be the first in 50 years not to offer full protections under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But the Movement for Black Lives is hopeful.
The Myth of Bipartisanship—It’s Time to Get Tough With the Right
by Sean McElweeNov 06, 2016
- Politics is not a parlor game where good manners always win out. It involves questions of power and privilege, which cannot be solved merely with bipartisan brunches.
Why Exxon Loves the Carbon Tax—and Voters Should Not
by Wenonah HauterOct 27, 2016
- Washington state is considering putting a price on carbon emissions. This will not fix our climate problem and, in fact, will help fossil fuel companies continue to profit from it.
It’s Citizens Who Will Save Us From Citizens United
by Sarah van GelderOct 26, 2016
- Constitutional amendment organizers are confident of an eventual victory. “The push toward justice has always started at the grassroots.”
How to Make City Budgets Racially Just? Let Citizens Do the Numbers
by Paulina PhelpsOct 25, 2016
- The Movement for Black Lives is calling on cities to launch participatory budgeting processes to make public spending fairer.
If Real Change Starts at the Bottom, Why Is the Green Party Focused on the White House?
by Sam SmithSep 10, 2016
- Campaigns are a tactic, like protests and boycotts, and the trick is to use them wisely, not to prove how good you are.
Has Arizona Found a Solution to Gerrymandering?
by Yael GrauerSep 09, 2016
- Sixteen years ago, Arizona stripped state lawmakers of the right to draw electoral districts. Many lawsuits later, democracy is stronger—in some ways.
Voting Rights Victories Piling Up
by Jaime AlfaroAug 11, 2016
- “The Federal District and Appeals Courts are willing to do what the Supreme Court wouldn’t do, which is acknowledge the reality that racial discrimination in voting persists today.”
I’m Sticking With Sanders—And Voting for Clinton
by David KortenJun 15, 2016
- Bernie Sanders has the best policies. But Hillary Clinton has the chops to advance a progressive agenda—if we make her.
Infographic: Where Legal Abortions Are Hardest to Get—and Who Lives There
by Tracy Loeffelholz DunnMay 31, 2016
- Three maps show where restrictive abortion laws disproportionately affect low-income and African-American women.
What the War on Reproductive Rights Has to do With Poverty and Race
by Renee Bracey ShermanMay 25, 2016
- Forty years after Roe v. Wade, discourse about reproductive rights must acknowledge how crucial the abortion decision is to gender equity, economic stability, and a healthy life free from violence.
This “New” Feminism Has Been Here All Along
by Dani McClainMay 17, 2016
- Our grandmothers showed us a bigger, better feminism with women’s rights, racial equity, and gender justice at its heart.
The Pragmatic Impacts of Sanders’ Big Dreams
by Sarah van GelderApr 27, 2016
- Even with Tuesday’s campaign setbacks, Bernie Sanders’ pledge to make the country more equitable and sustainable is more realistic than some people are letting on.
A Sanders-Clinton Combined Strategy Could Boost Native Americans’ Quality of Life
by Jennifer BiessApr 23, 2016
- To meet multifaceted needs in Indian Country, Sanders and Clinton should combine their economic proposals.
Meet America’s New Election-Integrity Watchman
by Dave LevinthalMar 07, 2016
- From Internet voting to automatic registration, the chairman of the Election Assistance Commission discusses what it takes to ensure honest elections.