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HISTORIC 116TH CONGRESS: Two Chambers Offer Contrasting Views for Our Future

The 2020 Democracy Scorecard charts the position of every Member of Congress on issues vital to the health of our democracy and predicts the 116th Congress will be the least productive in history

Voting & Elections 08.20.2019

For 2020 candidates, what about democracy?

The first four Democratic presidential debates saw questions on healthcare, taxes, military spending & quite a bit more--but not a single question was asked on our democracy. Several candidates have released bold plans to fix our broken political system, so it's time to tell the DNC: let's debate them.

Atlanta Takes Steps to Curb Legacy of Corruption

Ending a feud over funding between the city council and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta will introduce a new office to tackle corruption and bolster transparency for the city.

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