The Latest: Our Health
How Tech’s Lobbyists Are Using the Pandemic to Make Gains
• April 03, 2020 2:03 PM
Last month, lobbying groups representing advertising giants like Google and Facebook asked California’s attorney general to wait to enforce the state’s new online privacy rules given the coronavirus ripping around the world.
From Afar, Congress Moves to Oversee Trump Coronavirus Response
• April 02, 2020 1:31 PM
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, moving aggressively to scrutinize the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, said Thursday that she would seek to create a special bipartisan committee to oversee all aspects of the government’s response, including how it distributes more than $2 trillion in emergency aid.
Voters Need Safe and Sanitary In-Person Voting Options
• March 31, 2020 1:21 PM
The Brennan Center has laid out the critical adjustments that must be made to our voting system to ensure safe and fair elections this November in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Increased access to vote-by-mail is a key part of the plan, as many voters may face quarantine and illness. Safe and healthy polling places are also critical: giving every voter access to a mail ballot option will not replace all polling place voting, and it should not come at the expense of access to polling places. The anticipated shift to large-scale mail voting will put significant strains on our election systems; polling sites serve as a fail-safe to correct any problems that may arise and ensure eligible citizens can vote.