Here's the Proof: Evidence-Backed Democracy

Solutions Journalism Network

When it comes to democracy, how do you measure success? To illustrate the effectiveness of democratic responses, the solutions stories in this collection combine empirical evidence such as data and research with personal testimony from real people and communities. They show how improving readability of election materials led to fewer rejected ballots, how a new approach to texting with voters helped build membership in political organizations, how a shift to ranked-choice elections was embraced by voters, and how community-led organizing ushered in better protections for migrant workers.