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Census 2020

The U.S. Constitution requires an actual count of all persons in the United States based on where they  live or sleep most of the time. The process is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years and is responsible for the allocation of resources and redistricting.

Facebook, Protect Civil Rights or You Could Face Lawsuits

In this open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law describes how he is not just making poor governance decisions—Facebook is exposing itself to legal liability for failure to protect the safety and civil rights of its users.

Voting Discrimination

This preliminary report identifies approximately 340 instances between 1994 and the present where actions by state or local governments gave rise to either a finding of racial discrimination in voting by the Attorney
General or a court, or a change in the jurisdiction’s actions as a result of litigation brought claiming racial discrimination in voting.

Election Protection

The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote. Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to their participation. Election Protection helps voters make sure their vote is counted through a number of resources, including: A suite of voter helplines, Voter Protectection field programs across the country, and digital outreach tools. Throughout the election cycle we’re working tirelessly to protect the vote.

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Reactions to President Trump’s State of the Union

Reactions to President Trump’s State of the Union

By: Jake Foley-Keene, Intern for the Economic Justice Project “Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share the incredible results.” On February 4th, President Donald Trump opened his 2020 State of the Union speech...