Engage Elm City politics, vote Livengood

November 1, 2005
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
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 »