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Structural Reform and Governance

We work to ensure a more representative democracy that delivers results for all Americans through our government, courts, and in new digital town squares.

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What We're Doing

Encouraging professional diversity on the federal bench

Despite recent historic gains, professional diversity on the federal appellate courts is severely lacking, with significant implications for the legal expertise underlying judges’ decisions. Our analysis identifies policy proposals to improve the pipeline for judicial diversity.

Advancing voting rights and countering election sabotage

With states introducing hundreds of bills to disenfranchise voters, new federal election standards are vitally needed. Our research makes the case for these standards and shows how the Freedom to Vote Act would counter state laws seeking to suppress voter turnout and sabotage valid election results.

Addressing social media’s threat to our democracy

In the wake of widespread disinformation about the 2020 general election, social media companies must modify their products and policies to mitigate threats to democratic legitimacy and public safety. We identify concrete steps that could help address health and election-related disinformation.

 

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How an Incomplete Census Hurts Georgians Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Georgians

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Georgia could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Alaskans Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Alaskans

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Alaska could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Mainers Fact Sheet

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Mainers

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Maine could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Arizonans Fact Sheet
Kennedy Parker, 3,  from Pheonix, Arizona pets Ralphie IV, the Colorado Buffalo Mascot, in his pen outside the Outback Steak House in Tempe as he was on display for patrons before the 2002 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona this Tuesday, New Years day. Behind, Ralphie IV handler Kenny Rogers helps Kennedy pet Ralphie.(Photo by Jon Hatch/Digital First Media/Boulder Daily Camera via Getty Images)

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Arizonans

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Arizona could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Texans Fact Sheet
People wait in line for a Walmart store to open after Hurricane Harvey caused heavy flooding in Houston, Texas on August 30, 2017.
Monster storm Harvey made landfall again Wednesday in Louisiana, evoking painful memories of Hurricane Katrina's deadly strike 12 years ago, as time was running out in Texas to find survivors in the raging floodwaters. / AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

How an Incomplete Census Hurts Texans

Unless the deadline for completing the census is immediately extended, residents of Texas could stand to lose millions in federal funding for critical programs.

Alex Tausanovitch

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