Dēmos

A multi-issue national organization, Demos combines research, policy development, and advocacy to influence public debates and catalyze change. We publish books, reports, and briefing papers that illuminate critical problems and advance innovative solutions; work at both the national and state level with advocates and policymakers to promote reforms; help to build the capacity and skills of key progressive constituencies; project our values into the media by promoting Demos Fellows and staff in print, broadcast, and Internet venues; and host public events that showcase new ideas and leading progressive voices.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Vermont Establishes a Genuine Progress Indicator, Blazes a Path for Measuring What Matters
Last week Vermont lawmakers passed groundbreaking legislation establishing a Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) for the state. Vermont's Governor, Peter Shumlin, signed the bill this week, adding momentum to a national and global movement for going Beyond GDP in the metrics we use for public decision-making and policy de
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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Organizations Begin Litigation to Enforce NVRA in PA
Attorneys from Demos, Project Vote, and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law sent a pre-litigation notice letter on Monday to the Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth charging that the state is failing to provide low-income residents with a legally-mandated opportunity to register to vote. The groups demand that the secretary immediately act to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) or face litigation.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Georgia Agrees to Provide Voter Registration Services
A coalition of national voting rights groups have secured a landmark settlement with the State of Georgia to ensure that voter registration is offered to all public assistance applicants. The state has settled a lawsuit, brought by the coalition on behalf of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP and the Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, alleging widespread violations of Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
New Guide Released to to Help Voters Obtain IDs
With millions of Americans in danger of being disenfranchised this fall by new and unneeded voter identification laws, a report issued today outlines how state and local organizations can stand up for democracy by helping voters secure the necessary ID. Read “Got ID? Helping Americans Get Voter Identification” Here
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Monday, April 09, 2012
Decades of State Cuts to Higher Ed Threaten Millenials
America’s future middle class is in peril, with state investment in public higher education plummeting over the past two decades leaving students and their families to pick up the slack. A just released report by public policy center Demos provides a new analysis of the Grapevine data on state funding trends for public higher education from 1990 onwards and details how a pattern of disinvestment is leading to stagnant graduation rates and skyrocketing levels of student debt.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Congressional Progressive Caucus' Budget For All: Quotes Of Support
In the past 72 hours since its introduction, The Budget For All – an innovative, values driven fiscal plan to keep America exceptional in the 21st Century – has inspired support from noted economists, renowned think tanks and cutting-edge advocacy organizations. View Demos' analysis of the Congressional Progressive Caucus' Budget For All >>> Quotes of Support
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Tuesday, March 06, 2012
New Demos Report and New Findings From NY Federal Reserve Cast Light On Student Debt Crisis
Yesterday the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released grim findings about the student debt crisis across the nation. According to the these findings, the total outstanding student loan balance now stands at about $870 billion, and as many as 47 percent of student loan borrowers appear to be in deferral or forbearance periods as of third-quarter 2011.
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Voting Rights Groups Urge End to Illegal Voter Intimidation by Secretary of State of Maine
This week, national voting rights organizations, the ACLU and Demos, as well as the local ACLU of Maine call upon the Secretary of State to cease and desist actions that threaten and intimidate legitimate voters, particularly students singled out by the Maine Republican Party earlier this year. The ACLU and Demos expressed concern that Secretary of State Charlie Summers has violated the United States Constitution and federal laws, including the federal Voting Rights Act.
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Friday, September 09, 2011
Obama's Jobs Plan: A Good Start But America Needs Much More
Just after President Obama's speech to a joint session of the US Congress on his new plan to stimulate job growth entitled "The American Jobs Act," the national policy center Demos published a point-by-point analysis of the plan. Based on the deep economic troubles facing this nation, including widespread joblessness and stagnant or declining wages, the Demos analysis concludes that the President's plan is a good start, and tells the right story about how to get the economy moving again.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Demos Announces "America Can Work Better" Week: Info-graphics, Commentary, Experts On Challenges Facing American Workers
As Labor Day approaches - and with President Obama's much anticipated jobs plan to be announced shortly - the national policy center Demos is illuminating America's severe jobs crisis with "America Can Work Better" week, which begins with a post from Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow Bob Herbert . Through a package of info-graphics and commentary, "America Can Work Better" will clarify the root causes of America's jobs crisis; analyze chronic unemployment among American youth; dispel myths about "job-killing regulation and taxation;
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