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Voting & Elections 11.12.2020

Doing More Than Voting

Read this first-hand account of election volunteer work done by one of our Davis Fellows!

Media & Democracy 09.29.2020

Memo to the Media: Election 2020 Reporting Without Amplifying Disinfo

Covering the 2020 elections are a challenge for reporters: unfortunately some stories are used to amplify disinformation about voting or the election process. Here are seven key tips for journalists on how to report responsibly and cover the election without harming voters with disinformation.

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 08.19.2020

Celebrating Black Women and HBCU Graduates as Senator Kamala Harris Accepts Vice-Presidential Nomination

Common Cause Student Alliance Coordinator Alyssa Canty reflects what Senator Kamala Harris's nomination as a Vice Presidential candidate means to young Black women at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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