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2012 Voting Rights Changes 2012 Voting Rights Changes

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Date added: 05/22/2012
Date modified: 05/22/2012
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In the first three quarters of 2011, state governments across the country have suddenly enacted an array of
new laws and policies making it harder to vote. Some states require voters to show government-issued photo
identification, often of a type that as many as one in ten voters do not have. Other states have cut back on
early voting, a hugely popular innovation used by millions of Americans. Two states reversed earlier reforms
and once again disenfranchised millions who have past criminal convictions but who are now taxpaying
members of the community. Still others made it much more difficult for citizens to register to vote, a prerequisite
for voting.
These new restrictions fall most heavily on young, minority, and low-income voters, as well as on voters
with disabilities. This wave of changes may sharply tilt the political terrain for the 2012 election. Already
19 new laws and two new executive actions are in place.

How Lockup Quotas and "Low Crime Taxes" Guarantee Profits for Private Prisons How Lockup Quotas and "Low Crime Taxes" Guarantee Profits for Private Prisons

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Date added: 09/24/2013
Date modified: 09/24/2013
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This report discusses the use of prison bed occupancy guarantee clauses in prison privatization contracts and explores their effects.

If the Cops Stop You If the Cops Stop You

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Date added: 03/08/2013
Date modified: 03/08/2013
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PDA is organized around several core issues. These issues include:

Each team hosts a monthly conference call. Calls feature legislators, staffers and other policy experts. On these calls we determine PDA legislation to support as well as actions and future events.

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