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Democracy and Government

Redistricting and Representation in the 2016 Elections and Beyond

Redistricting and election maps shape representation even before a single vote is cast.

by Liz Kennedy and Danielle Root | Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Paid Leave Is Good for Small Business

article icon Issue Brief A national paid family and medical leave program would level the playing field for small businesses and ensure that all workers have access to strong work-family policy.

by Danielle Corley | Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Early Childhood

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Child Care

article icon Issue Brief Child care policies are finally getting the attention they deserve. It is critical to debunk misconceptions around child care as lawmakers consider a national policy solution.

by Leila Schochet | Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Democracy and Government

Federal Judge: Wisconsin Shows ‘Disturbing Pattern’ of Failing to Provide Access to the Ballot

Wisconsin pledges to do better to provide newly required IDs as voting rights and voter access hang in the balance. Will the state do better this time?

by Liz Kennedy and Danielle Root | Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Religion and Values

Addressing Challenges to Progressive Religious Liberty in North Carolina

article icon Issue Brief North Carolina must strike a proper balance between true religious freedom and the other cherished rights and freedoms that keep the nation’s democracy strong.

by Carolyn Davis, Lauren Kokum, Claire Markham | Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Housing the Extended Family

book_alt2 icon Report The housing needs of an increasing number of extended families are not being fully met by the current housing market.

by Michela Zonta | Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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What to Expect from the FDIC’s Unbanked Survey

New data on financial behavior and attitudes will update the state of financial inclusion.

by Joe Valenti | Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Race and Ethnicity

Voter Suppression Is Real: Americans Must Remain Vigilant

Policymakers and advocates must remain vigilant against efforts to suppress voters of color from exercising their constitutional right.

by Danyelle Solomon and Michele L. Jawando | Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Supporting Two-Spirit/Native American LGBT People

A growing number of tribal leaders and organizations affirm two-spirit tribal citizens through policy and action.

by Aaron Ridings and Se-ah-dom Edmo | Monday, October 17, 2016


Two-Spirit/Native American LGBT People

cursor icon Interactive This interactive map of the United States highlights Native American tribes' historical terms for two-spirit people, which refers to the historical and current indigenous people whose individual spirits are a blend of female and male spirits.

by Aaron Ridings | Monday, October 17, 2016

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Energy and Environment

3 Strategies for Building Equitable and Resilient Communities

article icon Issue Brief The new administration can take several steps to help vulnerable communities reduce climate change risks and expand economic opportunities in the face of extreme weather.

by Danielle Baussan and Cathleen Kelly | Monday, October 17, 2016

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Democracy and Government

Preventing Problems at the Polls: North Carolina

article icon Issue Brief Although the courts rejected North Carolina’s restrictive anti-voter law, Tar Heels will still face considerable challenges at the polls in November. Here are some things to watch out for.

by Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza and Liz Kennedy | Monday, October 17, 2016