This is NOT What Democracy Looks Like! State-Level Efforts to Limit Protest are on the Rise

Across the country, while efforts to limit voting have been introduced in most states and gained substantial attention, more than 80 bills have been simultaneously been introduced in 34 states that aim to reduce citizen’s right to assemble and protest.  These attacks on the very foundation of democratic participation—voting and peaceful assembly—are the most recent example of a coordinated effort by the Right to target policies at the state-level while all eyes are on a new Democratic President and his high-profile efforts to implement progressive change at the federal level.

My new piece discussing what these bills mean and how they are hollowing out democracy from the state-level up is now available at Business Insider.