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Fighting to Vote

Michael Tomasky The New York Review of Books
As results from the recent midterm elections show and the book under review chronicles, restrictive voter identification laws, registration requirements, felon disenfranchisement and voter purges still deny millions access to the ballot box.

Getting Out the Vote From the County Jail

Margaret Barthel The Atlantic
In many states, people held without a felony conviction are eligible to vote—but confusion, fear, and a long list of logistical complications often stand in their way.

Democracy Is on the Ballot

Michael Waldman The Brennan Center for Justice
Voter suppression could mar the midterms. But pro-voter ballot initiatives in several states offer the chance to dramatically expand and strengthen our democracy.

How Gerrymandering Reform Can Win in the States

Sam Wang, Ben Williams and Rick Ober The American Prospect
Through local action, Democrats this November have a chance to untilt the playing field in every state that now has an extreme partisan gerrymander.

Honoring Reconstruction's Legacy: Empowering Local Communities

Billy Corriher Facing South
demonstrators for Figth for $15 Today, nearly every Southern state has preempted local minimum wage increases. These laws have been passed in response to recent efforts by big cities, which include more non-white residents, to increase wages for the lowest paid workers.
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