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01/16/2017 | Published by: The Washington Post
01/16/2017

Martin Luther King, institutions and power

Martin Luther King, institutions and power

Jared Bernstein, a former chief economist to Vice President Biden, is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and author of the new book 'The Reconnection Agenda: Reuniting...

01/16/2017 | The Washington Post | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

5 Reasons Billionaire GOP Donor and Public School Privatizer Betsy DeVos Should Not Be Secretary of Education

Billionaire Betsy DeVos, a major GOP funder and party activist from Michigan, has been tapped by Donald Trump to become the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and faces a Senate...

01/14/2017 | Organizing for Education Justice
01/12/2017 | Published by: San Diego Union Tribune
01/12/2017

Local leaders ask Obama to pardon criminal immigrants before Trump takes office

Local leaders ask Obama to pardon criminal immigrants before Trump takes office

Two San Diego elected officials have joined colleagues across the country calling for President Barack Obama to issue a blanket pardon of immigrants with green cards who have committed minor...

01/12/2017 | San Diego Union Tribune | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
01/11/2017 | Published by: Saint Peter’s Blog
01/11/2017

Rick Kriseman, Karl Nurse urge presidential pardons to keep immigrant families together

Rick Kriseman, Karl Nurse urge presidential pardons to keep immigrant families together

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and City Council member Karl Nurse on Wednesday joined a national letter from local elected officials to President Barack Obama calling on him to protect...

01/11/2017 | Saint Peter’s Blog | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
01/11/2017 | Published by: City Limits
01/11/2017

Some Question City’s Decision to Keep IDNYC Documents

Some Question City’s Decision to Keep IDNYC Documents

Advocates who opposed a policy of keeping documents submitted by IDNYC applicants believe the doubts they raised in 2014 have been validated by the legal fight over destroying those papers before...

01/11/2017 | City Limits | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up, Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
01/10/2017 | Published by: Bloomberg
01/10/2017

Fed Hawk Lacker to Retire Oct. 1, Successor Search Under Way

Fed Hawk Lacker to Retire Oct. 1, Successor Search Under Way

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker plans to retire Oct. 1, marking the exit of one of the U.S. central bank’s most steadfast inflation fighters at a time when the Fed is...

01/10/2017 | Bloomberg | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
01/10/2017 | Published by: The Wall Street Journal
01/10/2017

Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker to Retire in October

Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker to Retire in October

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker, one of the Fed system’s most outspoken advocates for higher short-term interest rates in recent years, will retire Oct. 1 after 28 years...

01/10/2017 | The Wall Street Journal | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Kamala Harris Fails to Explain Why She Didn’t Prosecute Steven Mnuchin’s Bank

FORMER CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY General Kamala Harris on Wednesday vaguely acknowledged The Intercept’s report about her declining to prosecute Steven Mnuchin’s OneWest Bank for foreclosure violations...

01/5/2017 | The Intercept | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Brooklyn city councilman posts job ad seeking staffer to defend against 'Trump regime'

Brooklyn City Councilman Brad Lander is advertising for a communications director who, in addition to fulfilling the standard checklist of duties, can also help the Democrat “resist the injustice...

01/3/2017 | Metro NYC | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
01/3/2017 | Published by: Washington Post (Op-Ed - Katrina Vanden Heuvel)
01/3/2017

How progressives can fight against Trump's agenda

How progressives can fight against Trump's agenda

As the new year begins, any honest progressive knows the political outlook is bleak. But if we're going to limit the damage that President-elect Donald Trump inflicts on the country, then despair...

01/3/2017 | Washington Post (Op-Ed - Katrina Vanden Heuvel) | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’

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