Fewer Alt-Weeklies, Fewer Local Government Watchdogs

Many alternative weekly newspapers are known for their coverage of local government. An alt-weekly reporter may be the only reporter at a meeting of the town council or local planning board, providing the public with details about a new zoning … Continue reading

Few People of Color in State Elected Offices

Just ten African American women have ever held statewide executive offices, such as secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, or lieutenant governor. No black woman has ever been elected governor. Today, ten states have no black women in their … Continue reading

In this movement, there’s no simple solution

By: Elaine Mejia Over the past few months, we have heard from partners around the country about an exciting new development in research on advocacy and changing people’s minds. They all cited a recent episode of This American Life about … Continue reading