Releases and Advisories

04.14.2016


NEW YORK – The Center for Popular Democracy and the Center for an Urban Future today released a report, A City of...

04.13.2016


NEW YORK – The Center for Popular Democracy’s Fair Workweek Initiative commended the nine Attorneys General from California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, and Rhode Island for...

04.12.2016

Annapolis, MD – A voting rights coalition recognized the Maryland General Assembly for passing the Freedom to Vote Act, legislation that will ease the path to voting while cutting red tape for Maryland citizens. The coalition includes partners such as Demos, the Center for...

04.01.2016   


NEW YORK – The Center for Popular Democracy, a national economic justice organization, commended a deal on raising the minimum wage in New York, saying it sends a powerful message to other states considering similar increases.  


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03.29.2016


This Tuesday Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George will visit Wichita to meet with the Fed Up Coalition, led by Sunflower Community Action and a coalition of labor and community allies. In an election year where jobs and wages take...

03.23.2016    


SEATTLE –Starbucks workers staged a protest at the company’s annual shareholder meeting today to call for better scheduling practices, a day after the Seattle City Council held a study session on proposals that would require employers like Starbucks...

03.22.2016

NEW YORK - With the state budget deadline days away and negotiations underway that will determine the fate of a minimum wage increase, 85 local elected officials from across upstate New York released a letter today strongly urging members of the State Senate and State Assembly...

03.16.2016


Today, the FOMC announced that it will not be raising interest rates this month, which is a good thing. But at the same time, via its dot plot, the committee showed consensus in favor of raising interest rates during 2016. Today’s projections threaten...

03.15. 2016


Emeryville, CA – After passing the highest minimum wage in the country, Emeryville is considering the next step in addressing income inequality. Though thousands of Emeryville’s low-wage workers are making $14.44 with a path to $16, there is an...

03.04.2016


Derek Laney, Co-Director of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, released the following statement on behalf of the Fed Up coalition:


“Although the US economy added jobs last month, economic activity slowed in cities like...

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