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November Could be Consequential for Transgender and Nonbinary People Like Me

A ballot initiative in Massachusetts is the latest assault on the right of transgender people to exist in public spaces.

By Reg Calcagno
October 4, 2018

Voters Choose to Defend Democracy by Approving Voting Rights Measures

Ballot initiatives in Michigan, Florida, Nevada, and Maryland ensure that more than a million additional citizens can register and vote.

By Bobby Hoffman
September 25, 2018

Criminal Justice Reform Is on the Midterm Ballot

Visit VoteSmartJustice.org to find candidates committed to reducing mass incarceration.

By Udi Ofer
September 25, 2018

Nevada Has a Voter Participation Problem. We Have an Easy Solution.

If it passes, Nevada's Automatic Voter Registration Initiative would provide a much-needed boost to the state's voter turnout.

By Tod Story
September 20, 2018

When Prosecuting Attorneys Push Back, We Bring Out the Facts

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch isn’t telling voters the whole truth when it comes to cash bail.

By Sara Baker
August 6, 2018

In Louisiana, You Can Be Convicted by a Hung Jury

Non-unanimous jury convictions are a noxious relic of Jim Crow that have led to deep racial disparities in the state’s prison population.

By Alanah Odoms Hebert
August 6, 2018

Oregon Voters Defeat Anti-Immigrant Ballot Measure

Oregon votes no on Measure 105, the anti-immigrant measure that sought to repeal Oregon’s 31-year-old anti-racial profiling law.

By Tanushree Bansal
August 3, 2018

Michigan Reforms Its Archaic Voting System

A coalition, including the ACLU, helps to reform the state's voting system to make it easier to vote for all the state's citizens.

By Todd Cook
July 12, 2018

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