Ari Berman
  • Programs: The Investigative Fund, Fellows

    Ari Berman is a senior reporter for Mother Jones and a fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, voting rights, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and The Nation, and he is a frequent guest and commentator on MSNBC, C-Span, and NPR. He won a 2017 Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media. He is the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015) about the history of voting rights since 1965 and Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010).

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Featured Work
  • Trump's 20/20 Census Pick
  • The man on track to head the census, which will determine redistricting and voting rights enforcement, has defended racial gerrymandering and voter suppression laws.

  • To Honor Selma, Protect Voting Rights
  • This weekend marked the fifteenth year that John Lewis has led a bipartisan congressional delegation on a civil-rights pilgrimage to Alabama.

  • North Carolina Is Our Selma
  • It was the largest civil rights rally in the South since the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.

  • How to Protect the Vote
  • Democrats face significant obstacles in the fight to strengthen voting rights.

  • The War on Voting
  • Voters in fifteen states — many with tight races — will face new restrictions at polling stations for the first time in November.

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