Our progress updates bring you the news filtered through the lens of outcomes. We ask: Has the event, action, or utterance changed anything? In particular, has it contributed tangibly to resolving any of the problems that we focus on here? Our reports demonstrate progress towards a solution – or regrettably, a regression from possible resolution. If our editors do not agree that the event, action, or utterance has moved the needle of progress one way or the other, then it won’t be reported here.
Passage of a voter ID bill in Kentucky was a step backward in a state that, five months earlier, had restored voting rights to ex-felons who had served their sentences for non-violent crimes.
Appeals court rules in favor of restoring voting rights to ex-felons, stating that new legislation is a form of wealth discrimination.
As an anti-gerrymander amendment advances, Virginians are on the cusp of gaining fairer representation in their state legislature and in the US House of Representatives.
Four states joined the National Popular Vote (NPV) initiative in 2019, bringing it closer to its goal of neutralizing the Electoral College in favor of strengthening the voice of individual voters.
Despite continued resistance, a teen speaks powerfully to the UN, a senior climate denier converts, business comes around, and the media makes a concerted effort to keep climate change in focus.