Danielle Root

Director, Voting Rights and Access to Justice



Danielle Root

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Danielle Root is the director of voting rights and access to justice on the Democracy and Government Reform team at the Center for American Progress. Root’s work at the Center focuses on election administration and security; voting rights; civil justice reform; and reforming the federal judiciary. Her work has been featured or cited by major outlets—including The New York Times, The Washington PostThe New Yorker, The Boston Globe, CNN, and MSNBC—and has inspired legislation at the state and federal levels.

Root holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and political science from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

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Corruption Consultants Report
Protesters march near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., during a November 2011 demonstration against the Koch brothers and Americans for Prosperity. (Getty/AFP/Nicholas Kamm)

Corruption Consultants

Special-interest groups have used states’ tradition as “laboratories of democracy” to implement damaging and regressive policies at the behest of corporate clients and wealthy donors.

Malkie Wall, Danielle Root, Andrew Schwartz

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