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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.

By Danielle Root
Enhancing Accessibility in U.S. ElectionsCenter for American ProgressJuly 8, 2021
The Biden Administration Should Honor America’s Democracy HeroesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2021
The Need for a White House Office of Democracy ReformCenter for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2021
Unions Are Democratically Organized, Corporations Are NotCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2020
4 Ways Religious Communities Can Ensure a Safe and Fair ElectionCenter for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2020
Recruiting and Retaining Poll Workers During the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressSeptember 21, 2020
20 Ways Cities Can Promote Safe and Effective Elections in NovemberCenter for American ProgressAugust 17, 2020
Recent Spikes in Coronavirus Cases Highlight Critical Need for More Federal Elections FundingCenter for American ProgressJuly 17, 2020
How Partisan Gerrymandering Limits Voting RightsCenter for American ProgressJuly 8, 2020
U.S. Veterans Know, Trust, and Need Vote by MailCenter for American ProgressJune 30, 2020
States Should Embrace Vote by Mail and Early Voting To Protect Higher-Risk Populations From CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressMay 14, 2020
Wisconsin Primary Shows Why States Must Prepare Their Elections for the CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2020
In Expanding Vote by Mail, States Must Maintain In-Person Voting Options During the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressApril 20, 2020
States Must Act Now To Fortify Elections Against CoronavirusMs. MagazineApril 9, 2020
States Must Act Now To Fortify Elections Against CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2020
Election Contingency Planning During the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressMarch 18, 2020
5 Principles for Civil Justice ReformCenter for American ProgressDecember 19, 2019
The Federal Judiciary Needs More Judges From Historically Underrepresented GroupsCenter for American ProgressOctober 17, 2019
Building a More Inclusive Federal JudiciaryCenter for American ProgressOctober 3, 2019
Corruption ConsultantsCenter for American ProgressJuly 22, 2019
The Case for Back-End Opt-Out Automatic Voter RegistrationCenter for American ProgressMay 28, 2019
Structural Reforms to the Federal JudiciaryCenter for American ProgressMay 8, 2019
Bold Democracy Reforms That Build on H.R. 1Center for American ProgressApril 10, 2019
Pro-Voter Reforms Were Key to Young Americans Voting in the 2018 ElectionsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2019
Voter Suppression During the 2018 Midterm ElectionsCenter for American ProgressNovember 20, 2018
Obstacles to Voting for Survivors of Intimate Partner ViolenceCenter for American ProgressNovember 1, 2018
Conservative Lawmakers Are Suppressing Voters—Here’s What You Can Do to Fight BackCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2018
Protecting the Voting Rights of Americans Detained While Awaiting TrialCenter for American ProgressAugust 23, 2018
Increasing Voter Participation in AmericaCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2018
State Election Security Spending Guidance for 2018 OmnibusCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2018
State and Local Actions for Improving Election SecurityCenter for American ProgressMarch 14, 2018
Election Security in All 50 StatesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
Voter Purges Prevent Eligible Americans from VotingCenter for American ProgressJanuary 4, 2018
9 Solutions to Secure America’s ElectionsCenter for American ProgressAugust 16, 2017
Millennial Voters Win With Automatic Voter RegistrationCenter for American ProgressJuly 19, 2017
Keeping Voters off the RollsCenter for American ProgressJuly 18, 2017
Five Truths About Voter SuppressionCenter for American ProgressMay 12, 2017
Trump at 100 Days: Case Studies of Trump’s Self-Serving, Special Interest GovernmentCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2017
Top 10 Risks and Remedies for Trump’s Conflicts of InterestCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2017
Trump’s Threat to Investigate American Voters Is a Danger to DemocracyCenter for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2017
Redistricting and RepresentationCenter for American ProgressDecember 5, 2016
Americans Demand Democracy at the PollsCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2016
Voter Fraud Isn’t Real—But Voter Suppression Is a Grave DangerCenter for American ProgressNovember 29, 2016
Redistricting and Representation in the 2016 Elections and BeyondCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2016
Federal Judge: Wisconsin Shows ‘Disturbing Pattern’ of Failing to Provide Access to the BallotCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2016