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06/20/2018 | Published by: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
06/20/2018

Minnesota pension board looks at private equity strategy

Minnesota pension board looks at private equity strategy

Toys R Us has not fared well in recent years. And critics, led by New York’s populist-leaning Center for Popular Democracy, accused the huge equity-investment firms of making hundreds of millions...

06/20/2018 | Minneapolis Star-Tribune | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Puerto Rican Families Displaced in Florida by Hurricane María Recruited as Potential Voters

The Summer for Puerto Rico campaign is spearheaded by Julio López Varona, the Director of Puerto Rico Diaspora Campaigns at the Center for Popular Democracy. He emphasized that the focus of the...

06/19/2018 | NPR Latino USA | Civic Engagement
06/19/2018 | Published by: The Nation
06/19/2018

Young Women of Color Are Running to Win

Young Women of Color Are Running to Win

In the Senate, Kerri Evelyn Harris is challenging centrist Senator Tom Carper, one of the few Democrats in the Senate who supports Social Security cuts and who recently voted to roll back Dodd-...

06/19/2018 | The Nation | Civic Engagement
06/19/2018 | Published by: Los Angeles Times
06/19/2018

'Freedom city'? Going beyond 'sanctuary,' Austin, Texas, vows to curtail arrests

'Freedom city'? Going beyond 'sanctuary,' Austin, Texas, vows to curtail arrests

While Austin is among the country’s first so-called freedom cities, it’s part of a wider movement around decriminalizing low-level offenses and decreasing arrests. According to Local Progress, a...

06/19/2018 | Los Angeles Times | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials
06/18/2018 | Published by: Los Angeles Times
06/18/2018

For big banks, breaking the rules is a trade secret

For big banks, breaking the rules is a trade secret

There has been plenty of murmuring about shoddy sales practices at major banks beyond Wells Fargo. Front-line salespeople with the Committee for Better Banks coalition have said for years that...

06/18/2018 | Los Angeles Times | Civic Engagement

Nine Months After Hurricane Maria, Congress Isn't Doing Much to Help

If a commission discovered “any wrongdoing, any corruption, any malice in that corruption,” added Julio Lopez Varona of the Center for Popular Democracy’s Puerto Rico programs, “then people should...

06/17/2018 | Vice | Civic Engagement
06/14/2018 | Published by: NBC Philadelphia
06/14/2018

Philadelphia Hopes to Become Next Major City to Pass Fair Workweek Legislation

Philadelphia Hopes to Become Next Major City to Pass Fair Workweek Legislation

It is part of a larger, nationwide effort that has already been introduced in San Francisco, Seattle and New York. Those cities passed similar legislation after increasing their minimum wage....

06/14/2018 | NBC Philadelphia | Restoring a Fair Workweek
06/13/2018 | Published by: Bethesda Magazine
06/13/2018

Business Notes: Maryland Among Locations That Could Host 2026 World Cup Games

Business Notes: Maryland Among Locations That Could Host 2026 World Cup Games

“Elected officials across the country are paying close attention to how Amazon and other corporations have responded to Seattle’s efforts to confront their affordable housing and homelessness...

06/13/2018 | Bethesda Magazine | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials
06/12/2018 | Published by: The New York Times
06/12/2018

Seattle Officials Repeal Tax That Upset Amazon

Seattle Officials Repeal Tax That Upset Amazon

“From coast to coast, people lose their homes and get displaced from their communities even as the biggest corporations earn record profits and development booms,” said Sarah Johnson, director of...

06/12/2018 | The New York Times | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials
05/20/2018 | Published by: Gotham Gazette
05/20/2018

The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 21

The Week Ahead in New York Politics, May 21

On Monday at 11 a.m. at City Hall Park, “Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), joined by New York State Assemblyman Marco Crespo and community leaders, will hold a press conference calling for...

05/20/2018 | Gotham Gazette | Civic Engagement

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