February 16, 2018 -
People who have not been convicted of any crime languish in jails simply because they can't afford to post bail. To address the injustice, several Southern cities have reformed their bail policies — and organizers in one North Carolina community are trying to make their city next.
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February 14, 2018 -
The news that North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest solicited millions of dollars from a Durham businessman for supposedly "independent" political groups highlights loopholes in state campaign finance law that need to be closed.
February 12, 2018 -
Eight years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision lifting limits on political spending, wealthy interests have gained even more influence over elections while transparency has suffered. But grassroots efforts are underway to shift power back to ordinary citizens.
February 2, 2018 -
A Haitian American who grew up in Miami's Little Haiti, Francesca Menes serves on the Black Immigration Network's steering committee, working to ensure the voices of U.S. immigrants from throughout the African diaspora are heard by policy makers. She discusses how to seize this unusual political moment to build real power.