See also: Creating a Federal Right to Vote by Joshua Field The Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is clearly a blow for voting rights, but it also serves as a wake-up call for Americans to become educated about the lack of protections in place to combat voting discrimination.
See also: 10 Essential Pollution Reduction and Public Health Measures in President Obama’s Climate Plan by Richard W. Caperton, Daniel J. Weiss, and Andrew Light The president’s comprehensive plan outlines steps to reduce U.S. pollution, better coordinate international efforts to solve the problem of climate change, and provide additional protection from the effects of climate change.
See also: Recommendations for Executive Action to Combat Illegal Gun Trafficking and Gun Crime by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons There is much the president can do to address gun violence in our communities that does not require approval by Congress.
See also: Moving Forward on Reducing Carbon Pollution by Richard W. Caperton and Daniel J. Weiss The Obama administration has made great strides in addressing climate change, but much more must and can be done.
See also: Voters Overwhelmingly Support Judicial Election Reforms by Billy Corriher Recent polling results indicate that the vast majority of voters want to eliminate the influence of campaign cash in judicial elections.
See also: Marriage Equality and the Supreme Court by Crosby Burns and Joshua Field The Supreme Court’s rulings on two marriage equality cases have widespread implications for the future of LGBT rights.
See also: Entering a New Phase in the Syrian Conflict by Ken Sofer The Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons has altered the U.S. role in Syria, but the effect of this new role remains unclear.
See also: Lost and Stolen Guns from Gun Dealers by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons Congressional budget restrictions have made it harder for police to stop guns from disappearing from gun-dealer inventories.
See also: Improving Lives, Strengthening Finances: The Benefits of Immigration Reform to Social Security by Adriana Kugler, Robert Lynch, and Patrick Oakford Providing an earned pathway to legal status and citizenship for undocumented immigrants will improve the solvency of Social Security.
See also: 9 Reasons Why Progress on Stronger Gun Laws Is Within Reach by Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons Even though the Senate failed to pass an amendment to require background checks for most gun sales, stronger gun laws are still within reach.