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Brennan Center for Justice

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that works to reform, revitalize – and when necessary, defend – our country's systems of democracy and justice. At this critical moment, the Brennan Center is dedicated to protecting the rule of law and the values of Constitutional democracy. We focus on voting rights, campaign finance reform, ending mass incarceration, and preserving our liberties while also maintaining our national security. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.

Every Voice

We must restore balance to our political system, so regular people are heard and represented, regardless of how much money they have. That's why we design, support, and win small-donor elections programs at all levels of government across the country. Small-donor elections programs raise the voices of everyday people in our elections, reduce the power of big money, and ensure everyone's voice can be heard in government.