Our Work

The Center for Popular Democracy works to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions. CPD strengthens our collective capacity to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.

Our Issues

Every day, hardworking people are robbed of the compensation they’ve earned by their labor. Employers steal wages when they fail to pay overtime, pay less than the minimum wage,...

We come into the 2016 electoral landscape off of a mid-term cycle where drop-off among the New American Majority voters was significant. For example, research conducted by Latino Decisions found...

Without a movement powerful enough to win bold solutions to the climate crisis, over the coming years, low-income communities and communities of color will bear the brunt of the greatest man-made...

The Federal Reserve has tremendous influence over our economy. Although our communities continue to suffer through a weak recovery and economic inequality keeps growing, corporate and financial...

Low-wage workers and their families continue to struggle, even as the US economy recovers from the Great Recession of 2008. While stable, middle-income jobs were lost in significant numbers, the...

CPD is proud to play a lead role in organizing and driving the America is Home coalition.

Our first goal is the passage of the New York is Home Act,...

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), our partners, and the coalitions that we are part of include parents, students, young people, educators, school staff, and other members of our communities...

Across the United States, we have much work to do to extend the promise of public education to every student. In recent years, attacks on teachers, high-stakes testing and the encroachment of...

Charter enrollment has doubled three times since 2000. Today, there are an estimated 6,400 charter schools in the U.S. enrolling over 2.5 million students.[i] While charter...

Each year, 2,450 New York State residents—among them mothers and fathers, friends and neighbors, business owners and workers—find themselves detained and at risk of deportation without the benefit...

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