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Media & Democracy 03.3.2021

Facebook Should Enforce and Expand Civic Integrity Policies; Instead It Hides Behind Oversight Board

Facebook has punted the decision of whether or not to permanently ban Donald Trump to its new Oversight Board. Instead of hiding behind whatever the Oversight Board decides, Facebook should enforce and expand its own civic integrity policies to crack down on hate speech and disinformation.

Money & Influence 02.23.2021

Resource Hub: Understanding The For the People Act

The For the People Act is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fundamentally shift power away from wealthy special interests and put it in the hands of everyday people. The bill, designated as H.R. 1 and S. 1 in Congress, is the boldest, most comprehensive democracy reform legislative package introduced in Congress in decades as it deals with ethics in government, money in politics, voting rights, election security, and gerrymandering. 

01.18.2021

A Reflection For Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. King’s memory inspires hope, but it also demands that we continue to call out the injustice that we see -- from this president, and also in an entire system built to keep people down along racial and economic lines.

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.

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