From Sec. Hillary Clinton to musical artist John Legend, Democracy Docket published 48 Spotlights this year written by activists, elected officials, experts and more. Today, we take a look back on the voices we heard from in 2021.
2021 was a momentous year in the voting rights world, particularly in courtrooms. In today’s piece, we highlight some major litigation wins for voting rights from the past year and preview what’s to come in 2022.
With 2021 rapidly coming to a close, we’re also nearing the halfway point in the decennial redistricting process. Here’s an update of where redistricting — and redistricting litigation — stands in all 50 states.
Senate Democrats who understand the ongoing threats to democracy know that there are a few options on the table, but they all require one course of action: filibuster reform. Today, we review what those changes could look like.
Despite evidence that Republicans are preparing to subvert the results of future elections, too many Democrats remain focused on other things. While Republicans are united on a forward-looking strategy to attack democracy, Democrats’ attention is scattered.
Once citizens lose their sense of outrage, democracy is doomed. When we tolerate less free and less fair elections in order to achieve political victories, a vital part of democracy is lost for good.
In Today’s Data Dive, we’re taking a look at state legislator pay and how it impacts representation. States that have higher legislator salaries generally have better representation, especially economically and professionally.
In today’s piece, we explain what the New York City law actually does, outline the status of non-citizen voting laws in other parts of the country and dive into the implications for democracy and representation.
Three lawsuits have been filed in the Supreme Court of Ohio against the state’s new legislative districts. What’s going on in the case and what’s next?
Discussing the threats to democracy without reference to partisanship is like describing Jim Crow without referring to race. States don’t enact voter suppression laws in a vacuum — Republican politicians enact these laws over the objections of Democrats.