Filter by: DemocracyElectionsLocal ElectionsState ElectionsConstitutionHistoryRacial JusticeVoting RightsGovernmentState GovernmentSupreme CourtMovementsProtestCensusDistrictingLocal GovernmentStatehood How to Research Your Ballot Become an informed voter by learning how to research who and what are on your ballot. Congressional Recess Period when members of Congress return to their states and districts to work and meet with constituents. Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Federal law to improve election administration through reforms such as mandatory minimum standards and funding to meet standards. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) The only federal agency charged with improving voting systems and helping states with other critical functions of election administration. Voter Rolls and Voter Purging The list of registered voters who can cast a ballot in an election. Several states have recently abused their power to purge millions of voters from the rolls. The Electoral College The Electoral College is the way people in the United States elect the President and Vice President. Gerrymandering Gerrymandering occurs when district lines are redrawn to manipulate election results and disenfranchise voters. The U.S. Supreme Court Nomination Process How are Supreme Court Justices nominated and confirmed to office? Midterm Elections Midterm elections, or midterms, are elections held during the second year of a President’s four-year period in office – in the middle of the Presidential term. State Legislatures When most people think about the legislative branch of government, they think about the U.S. Congress. But all 50 states have their own. Law Enforcement in Washington, D.C. To better understand January 6, 2021, we need to understand the complex relationship between the local and federal government in D.C. The For the People Act (H.R. 1/ S. 1) The For the People Act proposes a sweeping set of reforms to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box and fight corruption. The 14th Amendment and the Insurrection In the aftermath of January 6th, it became clear that several members of Congress “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” as defined in the 14th Amendment. Impeachment Impeachment is a constitutional process used to remove a president or other federal official from office. The 25th Amendment The 25th Amendment established the presidential line of succession and created a process for the President to be removed from office if they become unfit to serve. What’s up with DACA DACA provides work permits and a temporary reprieve from deportation for almost 800,000 undocumented young people. Executive Orders An executive order is an official statement from the president advising federal agencies on what to do and how to use resources.