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Progressives need to drive a bold new agenda to invigorate democracy and capture greater power for the people

Electoral reform in the United States will require federal intervention to empower voters and overcome the challenges posed by state and local autonomy.

By equating money with free speech, is the Supreme Court defending the right of the rich to steal elections?

The depth and substance of Obama's youth phenomenon has yet to be tested.

Who knew provisional voting could be a teaching moment?

Democratic campaigns are refining the art of reaching more people.

This could be the year that Democrats finally let the people play a role in politics.

If we don't fix the nominating process this year, it will be even worse in 2012.

The House must act now to create universal voting standards and restore confidence in our electoral system.

As California Republicans seek to game the dysfunctional Electoral College, a campaign is rising to establish a national popular vote.

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To address dismal election participation, Bernie Sanders proposes giving citizens time off for Democracy Day.

November 17, 2014

DOJ’s aggressive defense of voting rights is one of the most important aspects of Holder’s tenure.

September 25, 2014

A grassroots citizen-driven campaign has forced the Senate to debate a constitutional response to Citizens United.

September 7, 2014

The federal government and civil rights groups want the state's anti-voting law blocked before the 2014 midterms. 

July 7, 2014

Why a forty-year-old plan for universal same-day registration makes more sense now than when reformers promoted it in the 1970s.

May 16, 2014

Join the growing movement in support of a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United and ending the ever-growing influx of big money into our politics.

April 2, 2014

Fourty-seven town meetings tell legislators and Congress it's time for a money-out-of-politics amendment.

March 24, 2014

A presidential commission has proposed steps to make registering and voting easier. But it does not address the crisis of exceptionally low turnout.

January 22, 2014

Sixteen states and 500 communities have demanded an amendment to the US Constitution. Twenty fourteen will be a year of action.

January 21, 2014

An agenda of constitutional amendments, structural changes and referendum votes for raises and rights.

January 1, 2014