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Alex Tausanovitch is the director of campaign finance and electoral reform at American Progress. His research, writing, and advocacy focuses on improving democratic representation. Tausanovitch’s work has been cited in media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, The Guardian, NPR, and many others. He has published work on a variety of topics related to democratic reform, including redistricting, lobbying, campaign finance, and the Senate filibuster.

Prior to joining American Progress, Tausanovitch served as counsel to commissioners on the Federal Election Commission, including three previous chairs of the commission. He also worked at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, where he helped establish a program to provide student loan relief to borrowers who were subject to unlawful deception by their schools. Earlier in his career, Tausanovitch served as a law clerk in the Office of White House Counsel and as the voter protection director for a U.S. Senate campaign.

Tausanovitch is a graduate of American University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. He is an avid traveler and has studied abroad in Egypt, Lebanon, and South Africa.

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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.

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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.

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