Organizing around the Census and the election amplified the voice and visibility of Asian Americans in Texas. And visibility is the key to creating belonging in a robust democracy.
Brazilian women are breaking into politics by joining together in collective candidacies, which allow politicians to build stronger coalitions and push for progressive change.
“Strategic discrimination” is a subtle yet pervasive behavior that keeps people from voting for women and people of color.
Federal law enforcement is concerned that the violent opposition to civil rights demonstrations and pandemic safety measures may foreshadow violence on Election Day or soon after. West Virginia officials are downplaying the threat.
“We have every right to do our jobs and represent our communities without fearing for our safety.”
The founders of this nation did many things, but establishing democracy was not one of them. That’s our job.
With Trump and Senate Republicans planning to push through a successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it’s an open question if American democracy can survive.
Black Americans braved police violence at Selma and galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision ushered in a new era of racially targeted voter suppression.
Success during a pandemic depends on striking “a fine balance” between the powers of central governments and those at the state and local level.