On International Day of the Girl, experts weigh in on steps we can take in criminal justice, campaign finance and healthcare to ensure that our society is providing all girls with the tools they need to succeed.
A ruling from the court that bars extreme partisan gerrymandering would go a long way toward undoing the dysfunction that’s gumming up our legislatures and restoring some basic accountability for our lawmakers.
As the Supreme Court prepares to consider whether gerrymandering can ever be so partisan as to be unconstitutional, some defenders of the practice will contend that its long historical pedigree should immunize it from judicial review. But history tells a different story.
To help court-watchers sort through more than one thousand pages of amicus briefs in Gill v. Whitford, the Brennan Center has prepared an annotated guide breaking down each brief's most important arguments.
We need a voter registration system that addresses the barriers of a paper-based process and fulfills the goal of National Voter Registration Day: add eligible voters to the rolls who may not otherwise register.
Twenty percent of registered voters still live in jurisdictions that don’t have a back-up paper ballot. The good news is that some states, like Virginia, are recognizing this as a problem and taking concrete steps to fix it.
In just a few years, voting districts will be redrawn across the country. Advocacy and grassroots groups in a number of states are busy drafting ballot proposals and launching campaigns that support legislation aimed at curbing gerrymandering.