Engage Elm City politics, vote Livengood

November 1, 2005 • 0
If states are the laboratories of democracy, then cities and towns are where change is truly born. In New Haven, students at Yale have for decades envisioned a city that is progressively just, and they have worked in various ways to help realize and refine that end. In the last few years alone, students have »

Cleaning up this country’s elections, starting right here

April 25, 2003 • 0
In the coming weeks, the New Haven Board of Aldermen will face a unique opportunity to revitalize democracy in one of its most fundamental institution: elections. The Democracy Fund proposal, brought forward by New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr., would simultaneously reduce the influence of special interest money in municipal elections and enable all candidates »