Miles Rapoport

Miles Rapoport

Miles Rapoport is a longtime democracy advocate who served as secretary of state in Connecticut and president of both Dēmos and Common Cause. He is the Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy at the Ash Center of the Kennedy School at Harvard and a member of the board of The American Prospect.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (center) with fellow Democratic members of Congress, both current and just elected: Terri Sewell, Ilhan Omar, John Sarbannes, Veronica Escobar. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP Images) Views
Thursday, December 27, 2018
A New Playing Field for Democracy Reform
So, it looks like Fixing Our Democracy is officially Cool. Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats have announced that their first bill out of the box—H.R. 1—will be an omnibus democracy reform bill including voting rights, partisan gerrymandering, campaign-finance reform, and ethics reform. For many...
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
What Religion Has to Do With Campaign Finance and Voting Rights
As people of faith, we recognize the responsibility of government to seek justice for all people and to build the common good. Justice cannot be achieved unless the rules governing the democratic process are just and fair for all. Central to that process is a citizen’s vote — not limited by the...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Democracy's New Moment
For a very long time, those of us committed to strengthening American democracy felt we were—if not voices crying in the wilderness—standing on the sidelines, stamping our feet for attention. Fights over the right to vote and other civil rights are as old as the Republic, as are efforts to restrain...
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