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CITY CHARTER REVIEW OFFERS OPPORTUNITY FOR REFORM

Good government proposals on the table in Dallas Updates on the Dallas Charter Review and ideas for other cities in Texas The City of Dallas is currently engaged in a review of the city charter, which is the foundational document that outlines the structure, powers, and functions of city government. City charter reviews provide a…

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IN THE NEWS: ELECTION PROTECTION

Local Officeholders are Under Threat Urgency is growing to protect elections at all levels A new Brennan Center for Justice report “Intimidation of State and Local Officeholders: The Threat to Democracy” details staggering findings from surveys administered in October 2023 regarding the continued trends of threats and abuse directed at state and local election administrators….

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WHEN MONEY EQUALS SPEECH

Clean Elections Texas Reflects on Citizens United Looking back on fourteen years of corruption January 2024 marks the fourteenth anniversary of Citizens United, the 2010 Supreme Court decision that opened the door for unprecedented political spending by corporate lobbies, dark money groups, and mega donors. Clean Elections Texas was founded during that same year. Throughout…

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VOTING RIGHTS EVENT WITH CONGRESSWOMAN JASMINE CROCKETT

Join us in Conversation about the Freedom to Vote Act February 20, 6 PM, Dallas College Brookhaven Campus Join Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett and local scholars Dr. Matthew Wilson and David Griggs in a conversation about the Freedom to Vote Act. Come learn about proposed legislation designed to protect our freedom to vote. Join us in…

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DEMOCRACY CALL ON CITIZENS UNITED FEATURING SEN. SANDERS

Join Sen. Bernie Sanders to discuss how we can overturn Citizens United Thursday, January 18, 6-7 CST/7-8 ET This Thursday, join us for a movement call with Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss the critical need to overturn Citizens United.  This month marks 14 years since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling that unleashed a flood…

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REINTRODUCTION OF THE JOHN LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ACT (H.R.14)

Submitted by U.S. Rep Terri Sewell (D-AL) 9-16-23 To preserve our democracy, and ensure every person can exercise their right to vote This is a very big deal, friends. For decades, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) was a critical check against anti-democratic efforts to silence and suppress the voices of millions of voters…