State and Local Elections

Rays of Light in the Shadow of Dark Money

Rays of Light in the Shadow of Dark Money Rays of Light in the Shadow of Dark Money

Amid the onslaught of anonymous political donations, some grassroots activists are gearing up for a counteroffensive. Here are five promising strategies for 2016 and beyond.

Aug 27, 2015 / Alyssa Katz

Black Lives Matter

I’m a State Senator, and I’m Not Afraid of Race I’m a State Senator, and I’m Not Afraid of Race

It’s way past time for everyone, and certainly anyone who considers themselves a progressive, to center race in our conversations.

Aug 24, 2015 / Rep. Pramila Jayapal

North Carolina Voting Rights Protest

Why North Carolina Is the New Selma Why North Carolina Is the New Selma

Selma in 1965 and North Carolina in 2015 show how far conservative white Southerners will go to maintain political power.

Jul 14, 2015 / Ari Berman

The ACLU Has a New Plan to Win on Criminal Justice Reform and LGBT Equality

The ACLU Has a New Plan to Win on Criminal Justice Reform and LGBT Equality The ACLU Has a New Plan to Win on Criminal Justice Reform and LGBT Equality

Take the fight directly to voters.

Jul 2, 2015 / Zoë Carpenter

How Andrew Cuomo Sold Out New York City Renters to a Pack of Wealthy Landlords

How Andrew Cuomo Sold Out New York City Renters to a Pack of Wealthy Landlords How Andrew Cuomo Sold Out New York City Renters to a Pack of Wealthy Landlords

As protesters camp out in Albany to demand better protections for renters, lawmakers cop out on their consituents with a lukewarm rent regulation agreement.

Jun 25, 2015 / Breaking News / Sarah Jaffe

Now the Real Obamacare Fight Begins

Now the Real Obamacare Fight Begins Now the Real Obamacare Fight Begins

Three things we need right now if the Affordable Care Act is going to create a functioning and equitable healthcare system.

Jun 25, 2015 / Kai Wright

Congressional Democrats Introduce Ambitious New Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act

Congressional Democrats Introduce Ambitious New Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act Congressional Democrats Introduce Ambitious New Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act

Two years ago, the Supreme Court gutted the VRA. Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman John Lewis have a plan to fix that.

Jun 24, 2015 / Ari Berman

Thousands of Voters Are Disenfranchised by North Carolina’s Voting Restrictions

Thousands of Voters Are Disenfranchised by North Carolina’s Voting Restrictions Thousands of Voters Are Disenfranchised by North Carolina’s Voting Restrictions

North Carolina’s new voting restrictions are preventing African-Americans and Democrats from voting.

Jun 16, 2015 / Ari Berman

Life and Death in Brownback’s Kansas

Life and Death in Brownback’s Kansas Life and Death in Brownback’s Kansas

Twenty-one states have refused to expand Medicaid, leaving millions of sick Americans without decent healthcare.

Jun 2, 2015 / Feature / Kai Wright

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