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Posted inEconomy

Asian restaurants and Chicago employment agencies accused of exploiting Latino workers in Midwest

The story, produced in collaboration with the Chicago Sun-Times, explores the practices of Chicago labor agencies that provide Latino workers to Asian restaurants across the Midwest, including in Wisconsin, under what the Illinois attorney general charges are illegal and exploitative conditions.

Posted inGovernment, Undemocratic: Secrecy and Power vs. The People

Voter ID linked to lower turnout in Wisconsin, other states; students, people of color, elderly most affected

The Center’s Cameron Smith explores the ways in which residents are dissuaded or prevented from voting by the photo ID requirement, which has been the subject of years of litigation, some of it still pending.

Posted inGovernment, Undemocratic: Secrecy and Power vs. The People

Voter fraud — what voter fraud? Studies contradict photo ID rationale

Voter impersonation — the reason voter ID laws were passed in the first place — has largely been debunked as a pervasive problem in U.S. elections, according to a summary of investigations and studies compiled by the Brennan Center for Justice.