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A 'striking lack of diversity' at the Fed distorts economic policy in ways most people don’t consider

In a new report from the liberal-leaning Fed Up, a coalition of community groups advocating for continued low interest rates from the Fed with a view to helping the country's poorer families enjoy...

02/22/2018 | Business Insider | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

A 'striking lack of diversity' at the Fed distorts economic policy in ways most people don’t consider

In a new report from the liberal-leaning Fed Up, a coalition of community groups advocating for continued low interest rates from the Fed with a view to helping the country's poorer families enjoy...

02/22/2018 | Business Insider | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
02/21/2018 | Published by: Truth-Out
02/21/2018

Fighting for Puerto Rico: The Struggle Against Post-Hurricane Privatization

Fighting for Puerto Rico: The Struggle Against Post-Hurricane Privatization

Today we bring you a conversation with Julio López Varona, the director of Make the Road Connecticut, who also works as a consultant with the Center for Popular Democracy and helps lead the Hedge...

02/21/2018 | Truth-Out | Civic Engagement
02/21/2018 | Published by: CityLab
02/21/2018

The Fight for Paid Sick Leave Moves South

The Fight for Paid Sick Leave Moves South

It’s not surprising that the same sort of coalition of elected officials advancing the fight against SB4 have turned to this issue,” said Sarah Johnson, the director of Local Progress. “Workers...

02/21/2018 | CityLab | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’

Austin Passed a Landmark Paid Leave Policy. Will Texas Republicans Undermine It?

It can have a chilling impact on the introduction of policies that have the potential to be pre-empted,”  said Sarah Johnson, director of Local Progress, which was involved in advocating for the...

02/21/2018 | ReWire | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
02/19/2018 | Published by: Hearst Newspapers
02/19/2018

Groups demand recovery money for Puerto Rico

Groups demand recovery money for Puerto Rico

The Center for Popular Democracy and Make the Road CT plan to deliver postcards at the Bridgeport office of U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4, demanding Congress "have a heart" and send an aid package to...

02/19/2018 | Hearst Newspapers | Civic Engagement
02/16/2018 | Published by: ThinkProgress
02/16/2018

Austin becomes first city in the South to mandate paid sick leave

Austin becomes first city in the South to mandate paid sick leave

But Austin’s paid sick leave vote has implications for many other areas. Sarah Johnson, the co-executive director of Local Progress, an organization that has worked to help Austin’s paid sick...

02/16/2018 | ThinkProgress | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
02/15/2018 | Published by: Common Dreams
02/15/2018

So-Called 'Common Sense' Immigration Plan Denounced as 'Mass Deportation Bill'

So-Called 'Common Sense' Immigration Plan Denounced as 'Mass Deportation Bill'

Following news on Wednesday that a bipartisan group of senators known as the "Common Sense Caucus" reached a deal on an immigration measure that would grant President Donald Trump's demands for...

02/15/2018 | Common Dreams | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
02/13/2018 | Published by: Wisconsin Gazette
02/13/2018

Milwaukee faces historic opportunity to transform schools. Here’s how.

Milwaukee faces historic opportunity to transform schools. Here’s how.

Milwaukee spends a greater fraction of its general fund on policing than many other major cities. A 2017 report from the Center for Popular Democracy, Law for Black Lives, and Black Youth Project...

02/13/2018 | Wisconsin Gazette | Organizing for Education Justice
02/13/2018 | Published by: The Philadelphia Citizen
02/13/2018

Fixing the Shift

Fixing the Shift

Hard on the heels of the Fight for $15 minimum wage campaign, a group that has won legislation or regulation changes involving work schedules in three states and seven cities is launching a drive...

02/13/2018 | The Philadelphia Citizen | Restoring a Fair Workweek

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