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07/16/2018 | Published by: The New York Times
07/16/2018

Labor Unions Will Be Smaller After Supreme Court Decision, but Maybe Not Weaker

Labor Unions Will Be Smaller After Supreme Court Decision, but Maybe Not Weaker

With the Supreme Court striking down laws that require government workers to pay union fees, one thing is clear: Most public-sector unions in more than 20 states with such laws are going to get...

07/16/2018 | The New York Times | Forced Arbitration: A Corporate Attack on Our Justice System

FEMA acknowledges poor preparation for 2017 hurricane season that devastated Puerto Rico

Julio López Varona, an organizer at the Center for Popular Democracy, told ThinkProgress on Friday morning via email that FEMA’s acknowledgement of the “inadequacy of their response” was a “...

07/13/2018 | ThinkProgress | Civic Engagement

The Team That Helped Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Its Next Mission: Lifting Kerri Harris Over Sen. Tom Carper

That volunteering eventually morphed into becoming a full-time community organizer, working both for Achievement Matters, which aims to close the educational achievement gap, and with the Center...

07/12/2018 | The Intercept | Civic Engagement
07/12/2018 | Published by: Politico (Morning Education)
07/12/2018

CFPB says Education is obstructing access to Navient records

CFPB says Education is obstructing access to Navient records

YOUTH ‘LOBBY DAY’ LOOKS TO DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES: More than 100 young activists are expected to gather in front of the Education Department today and call on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to...

07/12/2018 | Politico (Morning Education) | Organizing for Education Justice
07/12/2018 | Published by: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
07/12/2018

Urban leaders converge in Minneapolis to discuss 'blue city' agendas

Urban leaders converge in Minneapolis to discuss 'blue city' agendas

Leaders in progressive urban politics from around the country are converging in Minneapolis Friday to strategize on affordable housing, immigrant rights, criminal justice reform and other issues....

07/12/2018 | Minneapolis Star-Tribune | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials
07/11/2018 | Published by: Hudson Valley News Network
07/11/2018

Poughkeepsie Becomes Second City in NYS with a Municipal ID

Poughkeepsie Becomes Second City in NYS with a Municipal ID

“Emily Tucker, Senior Staff Attorney for Immigrant Rights at the Center for Popular Democracy, said, “I’ve written reports on municipal IDs used in the development of over a dozen programs, and I...

07/11/2018 | Hudson Valley News Network | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
07/10/2018 | Published by: Nonprofit Quarterly
07/10/2018

Austin, Texas: If We Can’t Be a Sanctuary City, How about a Freedom City?

Austin, Texas: If We Can’t Be a Sanctuary City, How about a Freedom City?

The ACLU has said it supports advocacy for freedom cities. Sarah Johnson, director for Local Progress, said, “There is an interest from all of our members in Texas and in other states across the...

07/10/2018 | Nonprofit Quarterly | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials
07/10/2018 | Published by: Next City
07/10/2018

Texas Cities Exploring Creative Ways to Protect Residents from Deportation

Texas Cities Exploring Creative Ways to Protect Residents from Deportation

Sarah Johnson, director for Local Progress — a national network of elected officials — says she is seeing momentum for these kind of policies. “There is an interest from all of our members in...

07/10/2018 | Next City | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials
07/5/2018 | Published by: Public Source
07/5/2018

Amazon’s ripple effects: Six things that might happen if Pittsburgh gets HQ2

Amazon’s ripple effects: Six things that might happen if Pittsburgh gets HQ2

Sarah Johnson, the Local Progress Director for national advocacy group Center for Popular Democracy, said she doesn’t expect Amazon to change how it operates.

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07/5/2018 | Public Source | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials

Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Stand to Profit from Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policies, Report Says

A new report released by Make the Road New York and the Center for Popular Democracy confirmed that Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy can mean racking up dollars for financial...

07/5/2018 | Latino Rebels | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

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