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

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), Make the Road NY (MRNY) and New York Communities for Change (NYCC) are laying the groundwork for such partnerships in Suffolk County, NY, seizing new...

The Obama administration detained and deported more than 400,000 people in 2013, separating countless families, funneling thousands of children into the foster care system, and hurting local...

After President Obama’s Executive Action announcement in November 2014, the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) jumped into action, setting up the Immigrant Justice Initiative, a network of 20...

Millions of middle-class jobs have been replaced by jobs that offer too few hours, too low pay, and no benefits. Public policy, driven by corporate interests, is a chief culprit of this great...

Great public schools that prepare young people for long-term success and active citizenship are at the heart of our democracy. But underinvestment, attacks on teaching professionals, high-stakes...

Every day in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, thousands of vehicles roll into car washes. These are the livery cars that shuttle Wall Street executives between meetings, the taxis that take...

In November 2012, the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) helped to create Local Progress, a national municipal policy network for progressive elected...

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