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Oscar Perry Abello

7 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Giving domestic workers a seat at the table elevates their voices and provides them with access to protections enshrined in labor laws. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the passage of the Philadelphia Domestic Workers B...

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Hari Sreenivasan

21 May 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The University of Chicago and Eureka College are teaming up to bring together college students from urban and rural Illinois to discuss political differences. As part of Bridging the Divide, community leaders from bot...

Idaho Statesman

Nicole Blanchard

5 May 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

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A group called Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, now 36,000 strong, is bringing together people from different political and ideological backgrounds over a common interest in the preservation and conservation of public l...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

7 April 2019

Switzerland

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A group called Operation Libero in Switzerland has successfully rallied against rising right-wing populist groups by using different approaches like small-scale crowdfunding, eye-catching tongue-in-cheek campaigns, an...

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Tina Kelley

4 April 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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Shortly following the 2018 Midterm elections in the U.S. House of Representatives, a group of legislators known as the Problem Solvers Caucus used their numbers to change House rules easing the passage of bipartisan l...

Indian Country Today

Jodi Rave

24 March 2019

Montana, United States

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Including Native Americans in the political process requires sustained efforts in redistricting by communities. The success of the 2018 mid-term election in bringing the first Native American women into Congress was m...

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Aaron Mondry

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8 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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To close the voting participation and engagement gap between historically disenfranchised groups and more affluent, white groups, organizations in Metropolitan Detroit are employing a number of strategies. One group, ...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

1 February 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Politicians and community leaders across Colorado take legislative creation out of Washington and into the areas they're trying to protect. Stakeholders around the state, many of whom disagree socially and politically...

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Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar

8 January 2019

Mumbai, India

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In booming cities across India, residents and nonprofits are fighting to save trees from rampant development. One protest in Delhi brought 1,500 citizens out, stalling a proposal to fell 14,000 trees in the city. And ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

David D. Haynes

15 November 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Several groups across the country are bridging the partisan divide by using civility and conversation to build bipartisanship and trust. The Frank P. Zeidler Center for Public Discussion helps members of the community...

Law at the Margins

Shannon Luders-Manuel

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9 November 2018

Salem, Oregon, United States

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Bringing assistance to asylum seekers from South Asia requires elevating their story in national discourse. In Salem, Oregon, the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon has coordinated with other advocacy groups, co...

Law at the Margins

Michael Nigro

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8 November 2018

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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To assert their voice, community activists must move from behind the scenes to the front lines. Mobilizing the ethnic and immigrant community against Trump’s executive order of 2017 has led to the creation of the Yeme...

Law at the Margins

Irvis Orozco

8 November 2018

California, United States

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By coming together on the national stage, immigrant communities campaign against cancellation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The work encompasses over 40 different groups operating around the US to advocate for ...

The New York Times

Maggie Astor

30 October 2018

Fort Yates, North Dakota, United States

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After a Republican led state law that bans people without an address from voting took effect, Native American tribes in North Dakota began organizing to get out the vote. They even began creating their own addresses. ...

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Mason Berger

29 October 2018

Florida, United States

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Voter registration groups, such as Next Gen and the Florida Federation of Young Republicans, were the second most common method of getting new voters to register in Florida. To grab young voters, these organizations s...

The Nation

Jimmy Tobias

18 October 2018

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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Leaders from Lancaster Stands Up, an independent political organization, are trying to bridge the gap between Democrats and Republicans in small, rural, conservative towns. They’re building a progressive base by goi...

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Sarah Holder

9 October 2018

United States

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Effective visual messaging doesn’t just make political candidates stand out, it can also entice unlikely voters to the polls. The key is to pick up on what people respond to and take risks, including by hiring design ...

The Atlantic

Erick Trickey

23 September 2018

Lansing, Michigan, United States

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In Michigan, a group of people decided they were done with gerrymandering: a political process in which district maps are redrawn to favor one party over another. They formed a group called “Voters Not Politicians,” a...

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Edward Isaac-Dovere

7 August 2018

United States

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What started as one mother upset over the 2012 Sandyhook school shooting has morphed into Moms Demand Action, a powerful political force with more than five million people on its list and 300,000 active volunteers. Fo...

The Atlantic

Russell Berman

30 July 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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120 people attended the second annual Black Campaign School, a training program created by the Collective PAC, a progressive political action committee that is trying to get more black candidates into office. The Coll...

The New York Times

Michael Wines

23 July 2018

United States

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Public opinion is turning against gerrymandering faster than the Supreme Court. Five states are holding ballot measures on the issue spurred ahead by tens of thousands of citizen’s signatures, and political uncertaint...

Yes! Magazine

Linda Kramer Jenning

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13 July 2018

United States

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This election cycle, organizations are recognizing that women of color running for office need guidance and resources that take into account the challenges women of color face. “We needed to create a space that is uni...

The New York Times Magazine

Joel Lovell

2 July 2018

United States

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The ACLU has unrolled a new operation to counter human rights abuses under the current administration. They’ve hired more lawyers, taken 170 “Trump-related legal actions, and filed 83 lawsuits against the Trump admini...

Politico Magazine

Eliza Shapiro

30 June 2018

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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In his five years as superintendent of Camden public schools, Paymon Rouhanifard shepherded in a new era of increasing graduation and decreasing suspension rates. Rouhanifard "avoided the extremes of zigzagging educat...

The Christian Science Monitor

Taylor Luck

5 June 2018

Amman, Jordan

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Protesters opposing a proposed income tax hike in Jordan stayed away from polarizing language and avoided proposing structural changes to the political system, a shift away from rhetoric used during the Arab Spring. “...

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