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Will Congress close the loophole that enabled Facebook's Russian ad scandal?

April 25, 2018 - The first peer-reviewed study of ads bought on Facebook to influence the 2016 election is renewing calls for Congress to pass the Honest Ads Act, which would close disclosure loopholes for political ads on social media. The stalled bill is opposed by groups including Americans for Prosperity and an anti-regulatory think tank with a connection to Senate leader Mitch McConnell.

How public campaign finance can address growing inequality

June 24, 2016 - The political donor class is overwhelmingly white, male, older and wealthy, and policies reflect their interests, worsening inequality. New reports show how public campaign financing diversifies contributors and helps elect officials who better represent constituents' interests, leading to policies that promote equity.

Voting Rights: How to prevent long lines at the polls

November 20, 2015 - A new report finds that where a voter lives is the single biggest factor in determining Election Day wait lines, with Southern states ranking among the worst. Another big factor is race, with African Americans on average waiting more than twice as long as whites. The report offers suggestions for how to fix the problem.