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We will not be intimidated

President Trump must be impeached and removed from office. After inciting his supporters to violently storm the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying the election of Joe Biden as our next President, Donald Trump cannot remain in our nation’s highest office.

Media & Democracy 10.28.2020

Overlooked Election Disinformation on Google is a Danger to our Democracy

Google is one of the few companies Americans find trustworthy to provide them with accurate information, yet Google’s efforts to stop the spread of election disinformation fall short due to significant gaps in its policies.

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 09.14.2020

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With the increase of vote by mail in this year's election, voters should take an extra step to check that status of their absentee ballot. Click on your state below to track your ballot.

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