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Voters Win With Same Day Registration

Demos examines statistics from the 2008 elections in this fact sheet, and finds that same day registration greatly enhances the opportunity for Americans to participate in the electoral process.

The Latino Vote in the 2010 Elections

This Pew Hispanic Center report finds that, despite big top-of-the-ticket wins in 2010 for Republican Latino candidates, Democrats still won the Latino vote, often by wide margins.

State Job Creation Strategies Part II: Supporting Innovation, Industrial Clusters and Green Job Creation

As we described last week in State Job Creation Strategies Part I: Finding the Money and Investing in Human Capital and Physical Infrastructure, competing globally for jobs starts with policy makers instituting fundamental investments in education, human capital and physical infrastructure that make their state a productive environment for economic innovation. The next step, as this Dispatch will describe, is helping the private sector leverage opportunities for job creation and technological innovation. 

Promoting Wage Law Enforcement Policies in 2010

Progressive States Network will be working with state leaders around the country to promote policies to improve enforcement of minimum wage, overtime and related wage laws in the states.  This Dispatch will highlight the chronic wage violations in the workplace, model wage law enforcement language for states to promote, messaging to support those campaigns, and specific ways such an approach has the added benefit of undercutting anti-immigrant attacks in the states.