We are delighted the president’s voting commission will soon be up and running. It will spotlight the urgent need to improve our election system to ensure it works well for all eligible Americans. We urge the commission to recommend bold solutions to modernize voting.
The Brennan Center applauds New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman plan to sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo for nearly 340 violations of the National Mortgage Settlement agreement, an agreement that could help families facing foreclosure stay in their homes.
On the same day as the State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference hearings on campaign finance reform, community leaders from across the state called on the Senate to go further by scheduling a vote to bring real change to Albany.
Shareholders who actually own a company should have a say in how their money is spent. The Shareholder Protection Act, reintroduced in Congress today, would provide the transparency these citizens need to make informed investment decisions.
We are saddened by the untimely passing of Bob Edgar, President of Common Cause. We were honored to work with Bob through the years in the fight to renew American democracy. His optimism and high ideals were powerful forces. We extend our deep condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues at Common Cause.
The Brennan Center for Justice, along with other groups, urged the White House to create a presidentially-appointed steering committee to provide a mechanism for identifying and coordinating needed changes to our classification system and for overcoming internal agency obstacles to change.
After long lines marred the 2012 election, Republicans and Democrats are supporting bills in the states to increase registration opportunities, expand early voting, and modernize election systems, a new Brennan Center analysis found.
Today’s vote is another unfortunate reminder that the U.S. Senate’s rules remain unworkable and in serious need of reform. It speaks to an inherent disconnect between the public’s appetite for action and the capacity of our legislative institutions' ability to deliver it.