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07/26/2021 | Fighting for an Inclusive Democracy

CPD’s Voting Rights & Democracy Featured in ProGov21

This June, ProGov21, a progressive policy project of COWS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is featuring CPD’s work on voting rights on their website and media platforms. In preparation for the feature, Alexis Econie, a PhD student, and Walker Kahn, a JD/PhD candidate, both in the Department of Sociology at UW-Madison, interviewed Ría Thompson-Washington and Matthew Duffy from CPD’s Voting Rights & Democracy team for ProGov21’s monthly podcast.

ProGov21 is a shared resource for progressive policymakers and advocates at the state and local levels. The project includes a free digital archive of innovative progressive laws and practices used throughout the US, along with toolkits for their effective communication and advocacy. Hundreds of organizations have contributed documents comprising an archive of thousands of progressive policy briefs, laws, acts, amendments, and other reports. ProGov21 provides twenty-seven policy roadmap areas, which serve as an introduction to the materials in the database for each policy area.

Each month, they feature one contributing organization. This month's featured roadmap addresses voting rights and CPD is their featured contributor. They are highlighting our document, Expanding Voter Registration in Cities and Counties: A Toolkit for Local Policymakers, which ProGov21 maintains in their database. Through their overall mission and by featuring important contributors on a monthly basis, ProGov21 hopes to highlight an array of progressive organizations and build connections among them.

Their interview with Matt and Ría was posted on their website in June.