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Give Us The Ballot
New York, NY

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act, we discuss the modern struggle for voting rights in America.

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The Politics of Criminal Justice
Washington, DC

Join New America and the Brennan Center as top actors from politics and policy look at what's next for the criminal justice reform movement.

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The Business of America is Lobbying
Washington, DC

The largest companies now have upwards of 100 lobbyists representing them. How did American businesses become so invested in politics?

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Can We Make American Democracy Work?
Washington, DC

Have political reformers been working with the wrong sets of assumptions? If so, what lessons should we learn from past political reforms?

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Beyond Corruption: New Approaches to Money in Politics
Washington, DC

Five years after Citizens United, New America invites you to join our panel in discussing expanding political opportunity to all.

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Corruption in America
Washington, DC

In the wake of an election that cost $3.6 billion, and in which “dark money” groups played a decisive role, there is little doubt that our d

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Online Discussion: The Future of Campaign Finance
Washington, D.C.

A Google Hangout on how we can reform campaign finance, if we should do it at all.

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Subsidizing Democracy
Washington, D.C.

Most efforts to reduce the influence of money on democracy have run aground in recent years, because of court decisions, the growth of new f

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A New Era of Politics: Campaigning with Ranked Choice Voting
Washington, D.C.

<p>This November, Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro will join San Francisco in using Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) to elect local offices. With

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Europe's Promise
Washington, D.C.

<p>On January 21, 2010, the New America Foundation hosted <strong>Steven Hill</strong>, director of the Political Reform Program at New Amer

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CA EVENT: Southern California Constitutional Convention Town Hall
Washington, D.C.

The Southern California Constitutional Convention Town Hall focused on introducing and educating the community to the concept and gathering

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CA EVENT: A Constitutional Convention for California? (Santa Monica)
Washington, D.C.

Citizens, community groups, and experts from across the state came together to discuss a California constitutional convention. How might it

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