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New York Fed taps Williams for top post, ignoring Democrats on diversity

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had called for the co-chairs and Williams to appear before the Senate Banking Committee if Williams ended up as the choice. Fed Up co-director Shawn Sebastian said...

04/3/2018 | Politico | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Top Federal Reserve pick is controversial for Wells Fargo oversight and lack of diversity

Shawn Sebastian, field director of Fed Up, a campaign by labor, community and liberal activist groups that wants the Fed to enact pro-worker policies, said the choice of Williams damaged the Fed’s...

04/3/2018 | Los Angeles Times | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
04/3/2018 | Published by: Market Watch
04/3/2018

New York Fed taps John Williams to be next president

New York Fed taps John Williams to be next president

"Today, the Federal Reserve concluded another opaque and controversial Reserve Bank presidential selection process by ignoring the demands of the public and choosing yet another white man whose...

04/3/2018 | Market Watch | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
04/3/2018 | Published by: The Hill
04/3/2018

Overnight Finance: Trump keeps up attack on Amazon

Overnight Finance: Trump keeps up attack on Amazon

"We hope that John Williams's tenure as president will not be characterized by the same disregard for the public as his appointment was." -- Fed Up, a coalition of progressive non-profits focused...

04/3/2018 | The Hill | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
04/3/2018 | Published by: The New York Times
04/3/2018

New York Fed Names John Williams President, Bucking Calls for Diversity

New York Fed Names John Williams President, Bucking Calls for Diversity

Progressive groups seized on Mr. Dudley’s retirement as a rare opportunity to influence an economic policy appointment that is outside Mr. Trump’s control. Protesters marched on the bank’s Lower...

04/3/2018 | The New York Times | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
04/3/2018 | Published by: Associated Press in The Washington Post
04/3/2018

Williams picked as next president of New York Fed

Williams picked as next president of New York Fed

But Shawn Sebastian, director of the Fed Up Coalition, a collection of liberal groups, said the New York Fed search process had failed in its job to offer diverse candidates. "The New York Fed's...

04/3/2018 | Associated Press in The Washington Post | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
04/2/2018 | Published by: The Commercial Appeal
04/2/2018

Monday's MLK50 live blog

Monday's MLK50 live blog

In addition to Wallace-Gobern, panelists will include Alvina Yeh, executive director of the Asian Pacific Labor Alliance; Tracey Corder, director of the Racial Justice Campaign at the Center for...

04/2/2018 | The Commercial Appeal | Racial Justice
04/2/2018 | Published by: Politico
04/2/2018

Warren leads crusade for diversity at Fed

Warren leads crusade for diversity at Fed

“I’m judging John Williams based on the last several years of him being wrong about the levels of maximum employment and pushing for additional [interest rate hikes] prematurely because that...

04/2/2018 | Politico | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Ady Barkan On Stephen Hawking And ALS

Ady Barkan was given 2-3 years to live after being diagnosed with ALS — but that isn't stopping him from living life to the fullest.

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04/1/2018 | Civic Engagement

A guaranteed “Jobs For All” Program is Gaining Traction Among 2020 Democratic Hopefuls

A longtime organizer, Barkan — who has Lou Gehrig’s disease — gained national recognition after his viral confrontation of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., over his support for the Republican tax plan...

04/1/2018 | The Intercept | Civic Engagement

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