inequality

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.

VOICES: I quit the NC State Bar for serving power instead of the people

January 20, 2016 - After 40 years as a public-interest attorney, Lewis Pitts retired from practicing law in North Carolina. But he didn't merely let his N.C. State Bar membership go inactive: He fought for the right to resign, citing his profession's "hunt for profit" that's led it to serve the political and business establishment instead of fighting for justice for all. This is his resignation letter.