Danielle Root is the associate director of voting rights and access to justice on the Democracy and Government Reform team at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Root’s work at the Center focuses on election administration and security; voting rights; civil justice reform; and reforming the federal judiciary. Her work has been featured or cited by major outlets—including The New York Times, The Washington PostThe New Yorker, The Boston Globe, CNN, and MSNBC—and has inspired legislation at the state and federal levels.

Root holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and political science from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

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Unions Are Democratically Organized, Corporations Are NotCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2020
Point: Why Conservatives Can’t — and Won’t — Quit Voter ID LawsInsideSourcesJanuary 29, 2020
Corruption Consultants: Conservative Special Interests and Corporations Hurt State Economies and Democratic ProcessesCenter for American ProgressJuly 22, 2019
Case Studies in Voter Suppression: Profiling Voter SuppressorsCenter for American Progress ActionNovember 26, 2018
Rep. Tom Price’s STOCK Act ScandalCenter for American Progress ActionFebruary 1, 2017
Rex Tillerson Represents All That is Wrong with Trump’s Incoming AdministrationCenter for American Progress ActionJanuary 10, 2017