Danielle Root is the associate director of Voting Rights for Democracy and Government at American Progress. As a graduate student, Root’s work focused on civil rights and criminal justice reform. She has completed internships with the Obama administration in the Office of National Drug Control Policy and has interned at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the U.S. Senate, and various nonprofits concerned with voting rights and election law, including campaign finance reform. Root also worked briefly at the Scottish Parliament for a member of the Scottish Labour Party while attending classes at the University of Edinburgh.

Root holds a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her commitment to public service. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and anthropology from the University of Minnesota.

By Danielle Root
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Corruption ConsultantsCenter for American ProgressJuly 22, 2019
The Case for Back-End Opt-Out Automatic Voter RegistrationCenter for American ProgressMay 28, 2019
Structural Reforms to the Federal JudiciaryCenter for American ProgressMay 8, 2019
Bold Democracy Reforms That Build on H.R. 1Center for American ProgressApril 10, 2019
Pro-Voter Reforms Were Key to Young Americans Voting in the 2018 ElectionsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2019
Voter Suppression During the 2018 Midterm ElectionsCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2018
Obstacles to Voting for Survivors of Intimate Partner ViolenceCenter for American ProgressNovember 1, 2018
Conservative Lawmakers Are Suppressing Voters—Here’s What You Can Do to Fight BackCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2018
Protecting the Voting Rights of Americans Detained While Awaiting TrialCenter for American ProgressAugust 23, 2018
Increasing Voter Participation in AmericaCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2018
State Election Security Spending Guidance for 2018 OmnibusCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2018
State and Local Actions for Improving Election SecurityCenter for American ProgressMarch 14, 2018
Election Security in All 50 StatesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
Voter Purges Prevent Eligible Americans from VotingCenter for American ProgressJanuary 4, 2018
9 Solutions to Secure America’s ElectionsCenter for American ProgressAugust 16, 2017
Millennial Voters Win With Automatic Voter RegistrationCenter for American ProgressJuly 19, 2017
Keeping Voters off the RollsCenter for American ProgressJuly 18, 2017
Five Truths About Voter SuppressionCenter for American ProgressMay 12, 2017
Trump at 100 Days: Case Studies of Trump’s Self-Serving, Special Interest GovernmentCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2017
Top 10 Risks and Remedies for Trump’s Conflicts of InterestCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2017
Trump’s Threat to Investigate American Voters Is a Danger to DemocracyCenter for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2017
Redistricting and RepresentationCenter for American ProgressDecember 5, 2016
Americans Demand Democracy at the PollsCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2016
Voter Fraud Isn’t Real—But Voter Suppression Is a Grave DangerCenter for American ProgressNovember 29, 2016
Redistricting and Representation in the 2016 Elections and BeyondCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2016
Federal Judge: Wisconsin Shows ‘Disturbing Pattern’ of Failing to Provide Access to the BallotCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2016