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Voting & Elections 08.12.2019

The FCC’s Proposal to Cap Broadband Funding Would Leave Millions of Americans Without Internet Access

Universal service is the principle that all Americans, regardless of location or income, deserve ubiquitous and affordable access to communications services, which have become integral to our lives. Communications services allow us to connect with friends, family, employers, schools, government institutions, and ultimately participate in our democracy.

Voting & Elections 06.26.2019

Is “one person, one vote” really controversial? The case for the National Popular Vote

The flaws in the Electoral College are increasingly clear—but the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact may hold a new answer to the outdated system. With 15 states and Washington DC signed onto the plan, that answer may be closer than ever.

Voting & Elections 12.19.2016

As Electors Meet, It's Time to Fix the Electoral College

With today's vote electing Donald Trump, two of our last three Presidents will have been chosen by a minority of voters.

Voting & Elections 11.10.2016

A challenging moment

Our new political reality shows that the work we do -- together -- to preserve and strengthen our democracy is more vital than ever.

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