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Renewing Democracy

Institutions and individuals attempting to reinvigorate American democracy and promote more inclusive, transparent, and efficient government. From hyper-partisanship to disinformation, our democracy is under threat. These stories explore how communities across the country are responding to issues at the heart of our democracy through civic engagement, electoral and political reform, and government innovation.

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    Midwestern Youth of Color Are Using Art and Culture to Build Their Political Power

    Midwestern Youth of Color Are Using Art and Cul...
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    Washington state's not new to voting by mail. Here's how we work to keep it safe

    Washington state's not new to voting by mail. H...
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    Vote by mail has increased minority participation in Washington but other hurdles remain

    Vote by mail has increased minority participati...
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    How Colorado became the model for running an election by mail

    How Colorado became the model for running an el...
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    Their App Sends Free Mail to Incarcerated People. Now They're Helping Prisoners Register to Vote

    Their App Sends Free Mail to Incarcerated Peopl...
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    San Juan County expands in-person voting on the Navajo Nation during the pandemic

    San Juan County expands in-person voting on the...
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    Towson University professor aims to bolster local election security at voting sites

    Towson University professor aims to bolster loc...
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    Rise in Use of Ballot Drop Boxes Sparks Partisan Battles

    Rise in Use of Ballot Drop Boxes Sparks Partisa...
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    In San Diego, Black Muslims are working to expand voting access in jails

    In San Diego, Black Muslims are working to expa...
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    Illinois advocates work to ensure ballot access for jail voters during pandemic

    Illinois advocates work to ensure ballot access...
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    Ballot boxes bring rural voters security and ease of mind

    Ballot boxes bring rural voters security and ea...
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    Wisconsin election infrastructure is mostly secure — but inaccurate counts are hard to catch and correct

    Wisconsin election infrastructure is mostly sec...
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    Latinos hold almost half of all elected positions in Fresno County. Here's how they made gains

    Latinos hold almost half of all elected positio...
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    How to fix America's voter registration system so more people can vote

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    How diverse is your government? These two laws changed who holds power in California

    How diverse is your government? These two laws ...
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    What a City-Sized Sharing Economy Looks Like

    What a City-Sized Sharing Economy Looks Like
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    Minnesota nonprofits boost voter outreach for 2020 election

    Minnesota nonprofits boost voter outreach for 2...
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    'A New Generation of Poll Workers' Steps Up to Ensure Safe, Fair Elections

    'A New Generation of Poll Workers' Steps Up to ...
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    Empowering the survivor voting block

    Empowering the survivor voting block
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    After 7 years of voting by mail, Colorado voters aren't taken in by absentee ballot drama

    After 7 years of voting by mail, Colorado voter...
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    The Obama Justice Department Had a Plan to Hold Police Accountable for Abuses. The Trump DOJ Has Undermined It.

    The Obama Justice Department Had a Plan to Hold...
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    2020 Changes Help Disabled, Blind Voters

    2020 Changes Help Disabled, Blind Voters
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    Taiwan's Crowdsourced Democracy Shows Us How to Fix Social Media

    Taiwan's Crowdsourced Democracy Shows Us How to...
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    Black women legislators are rare in statehouses. This could be the solution.

    Black women legislators are rare in statehouses...
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    How Did These Students Get The City To Change The Name Of Douglass Park? They Built Collective Power And Didn't Back Down

    How Did These Students Get The City To Change T...
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