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The Battle to Protect the Vote

poll volunteer book_alt2 icon Report This report analyzes the impact of new voting restrictions in the 2014 midterm elections, with a focus on five states that have seen recent significant increases in population and political participation in communities of color.

by Ben Jealous and Ryan P. Haygood | Friday, December 5, 2014

America’s Dearth of Open-Mindedness

St. Louis muralOur slide into a so-called “opinion nation” has made it nearly impossible to find common ground, which will become increasingly necessary as the country becomes more diverse.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Is Trouble in Ferguson a Design Failure of its Government Structure?

FergusonThe chaos in Missouri is not the fault of any single individual but rather that of its racial history and failed system of convoluted bureaucratic governance.

by Eric Garland | Friday, November 21, 2014

The Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps

Students in class book_alt2 icon Report Closing the educational achievement gaps of children of color would strengthen our economy and our nation.

by Robert Lynch and Patrick Oakford | Monday, November 10, 2014

Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote

voting boothsWhen voters who are young, minorities, or low income are excluded from the national conversation, it is no wonder that they do not make it out to the polls on Election Day.

by Sam Fulwood III | Thursday, November 6, 2014

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Arkansas Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

poll worker checks IDThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Arkansas.

by Jamal Hagler | Monday, November 3, 2014

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Florida Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

student registers to voteThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Florida.

by Jamal Hagler | Monday, November 3, 2014

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Kansas Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

KansasThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Kansas.

by Jamal Hagler | Monday, November 3, 2014

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Kentucky Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

KentuckyThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Kentucky.

by Jamal Hagler | Monday, November 3, 2014

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Louisiana Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

Voters line upThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Louisiana.

by Jamal Hagler | Friday, October 31, 2014

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in North Carolina Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

NC votersThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in North Carolina.

by Jamal Hagler | Thursday, October 30, 2014

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Colorado Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

CO voterThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Colorado.

by Jamal Hagler | Thursday, October 30, 2014

Women of Color: A Growing Force in the American Electorate

Voter article icon Issue Brief As the fastest-growing segment of the women’s vote—and the most active segment of the emerging majority vote—women of color are a key voting bloc with the potential to affect elections and public policy.

by Maya Harris | Thursday, October 30, 2014

Key Facts to Know About Communities of Color in Georgia Before the 2014 Midterm Elections

A voter casts her ballotThis fact sheet highlights the economic and electoral impact of communities of color as they become a growing share of the population in Georgia.

by Jamal Hagler | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Uncounted Votes

African American voters book_alt2 icon Report A first-of-its-kind analysis of county-level 2012 election data finds that, in 16 states, voters in counties with a higher percentage of minorities cast provisional ballots at higher rates.

by Joshua Field, Charles Posner, and Anna Chu | Wednesday, October 29, 2014