This report was prepared and written by Aaron Rieke, David Robinson and Harlan Yu from Upturn, with the support of Alethea Lange, Erica Portnoy and Joshua Tauberer. At the time of writing, Upturn was known as Robinson + Yu.
We would like to thank our colleagues for reviewing and providing thoughtful comments our early drafts, including: danah boyd at Data & Society; Chris Calabrese at the ACLU; Michael Connor at Open MIC; Malkia Cyril and amalia deloney at the Center for Media Justice; Seeta Peña Gangadharan at New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute; Alexander Hart at Freedman Consulting; Jason Lagria and Terry Ao Minnis at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC; Terri Ann Lowenthal, an independent expert on the census; Joni Lupovitz at Common Sense Media; and above all Corrine Yu, at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
We would also like to give special thanks to Wade Henderson from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights for contributing the Foreword to our report.
The report’s outreach and rollout was coordinated by Jennifer Calloway, Michael Khoo, and Stephanie Vanegas from Spitfire Strategies; and Scott Simpson from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
The website’s design is the work of Joshua Tauberer and Kaptiv8.
Finally, this report would not be possible without the financial support of the Ford Foundation, and the support and encouragement of Jenny Toomey, Lori McGlinchey and Amy Brown. Thank you.