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Chicago Activists Organize Against Massive Police Training Academy to Be Built As Schools Close

The city’s 2018 budget plan includes a $27.4 million investment in police reform and commitments to hire hundreds of new law enforcement officers. According to a report by the Center for Popular...

04/13/2018 | In Justice Today | Racial Justice
04/13/2018 | Published by: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
04/13/2018

Turning Wisconsin schools into police states won't help kids learn

Turning Wisconsin schools into police states won't help kids learn

According to a new report put together by LIT and the Center for Popular Democracy, “Despite white students’ overwhelmingly similar behavior patterns, and despite black students accounting for...

04/13/2018 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Organizing for Education Justice
04/12/2018 | Published by: Arizona Central
04/12/2018

Democratic activist Ady Barkan launches six-figure ad blitz in CD8 race

Democratic activist Ady Barkan launches six-figure ad blitz in CD8 race

Ady Barkan, the progressive health care activist whose video pleadings with U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake last year briefly became a viral hit, is starting a group to tout select Democratic candidates ...

04/12/2018 | Arizona Central | Civic Engagement

Talking to Kerri Evelyn Harris, the Mom, Vet, and Mechanic Staring Down Delaware's Political Machine

“I work with the Opioid Network, which is a subset of Center for Popular Democracy. I’m going to be in DC on April 18, doing an action at the Smithsonian, where we put down medicine bottles from a...

04/12/2018 | Splinter News | Civic Engagement
04/12/2018 | Published by: Must Read Alaska
04/12/2018

Alaska NEA votes to oppose arming teachers

Alaska NEA votes to oppose arming teachers

Wuerth, who describes himself as an educator, activist, and writer, was among the teachers who marched with students during the “March for Our Lives” student walkout in March. The notice that was...

04/12/2018 | Must Read Alaska | Civic Engagement

REPORT: Milwaukee School Discipline Guidelines Disproportionately Target Black and Latinx Students

Despite costing millions of dollars, punitive student discipline strategies implemented by the Milwaukee Police Department(MPD) over the last decade have failed to improve school safety in the...

04/12/2018 | Colorlines | Organizing for Education Justice

Black Students in Milwaukee Are Demanding Change to Racist Discipline In Public Schools

A report released Tuesday by the Center for Popular Democracy and the Milwaukee youth group Leaders Igniting Transformation paints a much more troubling picture.According to the report, in the...

04/11/2018 | The Intercept | Organizing for Education Justice
04/10/2018 | Published by: ReWire News
04/10/2018

Cash Bail Fuels the Prison Industrial Complex. But We Can Stop It.

Cash Bail Fuels the Prison Industrial Complex. But We Can Stop It.

From 2015 to 2018, the homeless population in Los Angeles rose from less than 29,000 to 59,000. Many of those homeless Angelenos were formerly incarcerated, and many will again be incarcerated for...

04/10/2018 | ReWire News | Racial Justice
04/5/2018 | Published by: New York Daily News
04/5/2018

NYC students rally for more guidance counselors, fewer cops

NYC students rally for more guidance counselors, fewer cops

City students called for more guidance counselors and fewer police in public schools at a spirited rally on the steps of City Hall Wednesday. The protest organized by the student-led Urban Youth...

04/5/2018 | New York Daily News | Organizing for Education Justice
04/5/2018 | Published by: The New York Times
04/5/2018

How Lisa Murkowski Mastered Trump’s Washington

How Lisa Murkowski Mastered Trump’s Washington

When details of the Senate tax bill started to emerge in the fall, it became clear that many Republicans hoped the ultimate bill would contain a provision that opened up a portion of ANWR for...

04/5/2018 | The New York Times | Civic Engagement

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