Ban the Box eliminates barriers between employers and qualified candidates. It's a good start to help people reenter society. But an unintended consequence reiterates the need to also tackle a more pervasive problem: racial discrimination.
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.
What sorts of amendments might we see at a new constitutional convention dominated by conservatives? To get a sense of the agenda, let's consider what activists have promoted in resolutions and amendment proposals in recent years.
The Reverse Mass Incarceration Act would help reign in state prison populations while reducing vast racial disparities in the system and ensuring hard-earned public safety gains over the past quarter-century are not lost.
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.