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John Delaney served as a Democratic Representative for Maryland’s 6th district. During his time in the House, Delaney was a member of the Financial Services and...
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2020 Presidential Candidate Profile: Beto O'Rourke
Posted on June 26, 2019 in ELECTION CENTRAL 2020
AAI tracks the official and campaign-trail statements of each presidential candidate on the issues we care about most.
Scroll on for our take on these 12 issues, and why they are so central for our community.
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Posted by Guest on June 24, 2019 in Blog
Lately, the integrity of our democracy, including the fundamental right to vote, is regularly under fire. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) plays an integral role in the protection, or lack thereof, of the democratic rights of citizens. Next week, June 25, 2019 marks the anniversary of the landmark Shelby v. Holder Supreme Court decision. Six years later, the decision continues to have a lasting impact on voting rights and the disenfranchisement of voters nationwide.
For almost five decades, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 protected the...Read more
Posted by Tess Waggoner on June 21, 2019 in Blog
Earlier this week the New York Times published an online interactive feature in which they asked twenty-one participating 2020 Democratic candidates 18 different questions, including, "Do you think Israel meets international standards of human rights?"
We were glad to see candidates asked about the issue of Palestinian human rights.
Here's how each candidate responded:
I have great concerns about the role Netanyahu is playing in Israel and their relationship with the Palestinians. As I’ve said many times, I believe 100 percent...Read more
Posted by Ryan Suto on July 20, 2018 in Blog
The past term the Supreme Court took on a number of important election-related cases. Several of these decisions have major implications for how Americans can vote and how districts can be created for the upcoming midterm elections and beyond. Discussed below are each of the Court’s holdings in the following cases, and what they mean for the future of U.S. elections: Husted v. Randolph Institute, Gill v. Whitford, Benisek v. Lamone, Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, and Abbott v. Perez.
The Purge: Husted v. Randolph Institute
The Court upheld, 5-4, the legality of an Ohio law which removes voters from the voter registration...Read more
Posted on May 11, 2018 in Countdown
DREAMers Countdown: It’s been 247 days since President Trump moved to end DACA. The courts did step in to block the move, but Congress has yet to provide a permanent fix.Read more