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.
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.
September 22, 2015 -
On National Voter Registration Day, election reform and voting rights advocates are highlighting needed changes to the U.S. registration system to ensure citizens have unfettered access to the ballot box.
June 11, 2015 -
A new paper from the NAACP and the think tank Demos looks at how the retail industry contributes to racial inequality by failing to meet the needs of black and Latino workers — a big concern for the South's retail-intensive economy.
January 16, 2015 -
Next week the U.S. celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It also marks the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that ended campaign spending limits -- and the two occasions are more closely linked than many realize.
April 9, 2013 -
Young adults face dramatically high rates of unemployment, and the problem is particularly severe in Southern states, which are also grappling with high poverty rates.
September 12, 2012 -
Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia are among the states that could do a better job of protecting voters from "bullies at the ballot box," according to a new report from voting rights watchdogs.