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In early October, over 40 organizers, member leaders, and staff from 18 partner organizations participated in an intensive two-day New Organizers Training program, held at CPD’s Brooklyn office. The...
10/31/15
Building Technological Infrastructure and Capacity
Over 238,600 workers now free from on-call scheduling As of this month, 238,600 retail workers are now free from on-call scheduling— an employer practice that forces working people to put their lives...
10/31/15
Restoring a Fair Workweek
Over 100 progressive elected officials from around the country gathered in Los Angeles this week for Local Progress’ Fourth Annual National Convening to celebrate their victories, share best...
10/31/15
Building Technological Infrastructure and Capacity
In early October, the Center for Popular Democracy brought together 20 partners and allies from across the country to start a conversation about our Get Free!: Justice and Opportunity Initiative....
10/31/15
Building Technological Infrastructure and Capacity, Combating Discriminatory Policing
Threatened by devastating droughts, superstorm hurricanes, and the increasing severity of climate change, CPD, partner organizations, and allies throughout the country took action in October to...
10/31/15
Organizing for Climate Justice
The Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania is one of only three family detention centers in the country (the other two are in Texas). Immigration advocates have said that the Berks County...
10/31/15
Combating Discriminatory Policing, Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
On October 29th, Shena Elrington, CPD’s Director of Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice Policy, participated in a BRIC TV town hall meeting, Breaking Down the Walls: Brooklyn #BHeard on Immigration...
10/31/15
Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
On September 17, Mayor Martin Walsh announced additional protections for workers employed by businesses that have been issued food and/or liquor licenses. This announcement builds and strengthens the...
09/30/15
Improving Job Quality, Restoring Community Wealth
Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren joined grassroots community leaders and 15 Mayors and City Councilmembers in DC. to call on HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to stop selling off tens of thousands of...
09/30/15
Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
Last week, the Fair Workweek Initiative (FWI), anchored by the Center for Popular Democracy, released a new report, “The Grind: Striving for Scheduling Fairness at Starbucks,” which reveals that many...
09/30/15
Restoring a Fair Workweek

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