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Working People Still Need a Voice at the Fed: 2018 Diversity Analysis of Federal Reserve Bank Directors

This brief analyzes the gender, racial, and occupational diversity of the 2018 appointees to the twelve Federal Reserve Regional Bank Boards of Directors. The analysis finds that while the Federal...

02/14/2018 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Gender, Racial, & Sector Diversity at the Federal Reserve: 2016 vs. 2017

In 2016 the Fed Up campaign at the Center for Popular Democracy published “To Represent the Public: The Federal Reserve’s Continued Failure to Represent the American People.” The report uncovered a...

02/7/2017 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Making the Federal Reserve Fully Public: Why and How

The Federal Reserve’s governance structure is outdated and inadequate for ensuring that the Fed serves the public interest. In this paper, we examine the case for making the Fed fully public (“why...

08/1/2016 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

The Federal Reserve: Real and Perceived Conflicts of Interest and a Path Forward

This report highlights the real and perceived conflicts of interest among regional Banks’ boards that came to light during the financial crisis, and which persist today. The findings suggest the...

06/20/2016 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Whose Recovery? A National Convening on Inequality, Race, and the Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve is arguably the nation’s most powerful economic actor. Its policy decisions have an enormous impact on each of our lives and on the course of our national economy. Those decisions...

08/26/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Full Employment for All: The Social and Economic Benefits of Race and Gender Equity in Employment

How much stronger could the economy be if everyone who wanted a job could find one—regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender?

08/10/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Mind the Gap: How the Federal Reserve Can Help Raise Wages for America’s Women and Men

The American economy remains too weak. Over the past 35 years, the vast majority of workers have seen their wages stagnate. And, racial and gender wage gaps have persisted.

07/13/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Wall Street, Main Street, and Martin Luther King Boulevard: Why African Americans Must Not Be Left Out of the Federal Reserve’s Full Employment Mandate

The story of the economic recovery varies dramatically depending on where it is being told. On Wall Street, big banks look stronger, bigger, and healthier than ever. Large companies are making record...

03/5/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up, Restoring a Fair Workweek

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