Zero Disenfranchisement: The Movement to Restore Voting Rights
Research and Reports
The increase in attention being paid to felony disenfranchisement laws
warrants a serious overview of felony disenfranchisement in the U.S. This report will discuss the history
of felony disenfranchisement laws and their impact on our society, analyze the arguments surrounding
felony disenfranchisement laws, and explore the movement to restore voting rights to people with felony
convictions. This report also concludes with recommendations for states and advocacy groups interested
in starting work in the Restoration of Voting Rights Movement.
Evidence obtained by Common Cause confirming how political operatives have spent years plotting to rig our democracy with a Census citizenship question. GOP’s chief gerrymandering mastermind Thomas Hofeller, that laid out a plan to add the citizenship question to the Census. The purpose? Manipulating our Census and redistricting process to be, in Hofeller’s words, “advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites.
Passage of the For the People Act (H.R. 1) through the U.S. House of Representatives was a historic victory for the people-led movement to create an American democracy where every voice is heard and every vote is counted. While work continues to move it through the Senate, many of the common-sense policies in the For the People Act are already in place and working in states across the country. This document shows where ten key reforms in the For the People Act have been passed and implemented at the state and local level.