Voter purges are an often-flawed process of cleaning up voter rolls by deleting names from registration lists. Done badly, they can prevent eligible people from casting a ballot that counts. This report examines the growing threat, and outlines steps every state can take to protect voters in November and beyond.
The Brennan Center submitted testimony in advance of a public hearing of the New York City Charter Revision Commission devoted to campaign finance. The statement proposes reforms to strengthen the City’s successful public financing system in the face of increasing independent expenditures.
The Brennan Center, alongside 46 other civil and human rights organizations, sent a letter calling on Congress to take necessary steps to obtain full information about the Trump administration's implementation of the Muslim ban and "extreme vetting" policies.
This final update to the Brennan Center’s 2017 crime data finds that the overall crime rate, violent crime rate, and murder rate in the nation's 30 largest cities declined last year, though homicide rates in some cities remain above 2015 levels.