Renewing Our Democracy: Suggested Reading

There is broad agreement that something feels broken in American politics these days. We all know the story – a dysfunctional Congress; new restrictions on voting, particularly for students, being put into place; new campaign rules allowing unlimited and untraceable contributions giving the wealthiest among us a greater seat at the political table; national elections which do not allow more than three-quarters of the country a meaningful chance to choose their own President; and disappointing levels of voting and participation by far too many.

To look at these issues, and to offer some concrete suggestions for how we can best “renew our democracy” for a new age and a new group of American voters, we’ve assembled a terrific panel of experts. Join us on Wednesday, April 4th at noon, in Barnum 008 at Tufts University.

Gerstein, Josh. "Voting Rights Act under Siege." Politico, February 19, 2012.

"Justice Dept. Blocks Texas on Photo ID for Voting." New York Times, March 12, 2012.

Liptak, Adam. "Voter Rolls are Rife with Inaccuracies." New York Times, February 14, 2012.

Loth, Renee. "Don't block the vote for students." Boston Globe, February 18, 2012.

Newmark, Craig. "Voter Protection Infographic."

Norden, Lawrence, and Wendy Weiser. "Voting Law Changes in 2012." Brennan Center for Justice, October 3, 2011.

Richie, Rob. "One Person, One Vote Should Come First." US News and World Report, March 9, 2012.

Shapiro, Ira. "Take Back the Senate, Senators." New York Times, March 28, 2012.