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Sanders and Warren Celebrated for Returning Donations From Employees at Hedge Funds Linked to Puerto Rico

“In order to effect that change," said Julio López Varona, the co-director of community dignity campaigns at the Center For Popular Democracy, the consequences for profiting from the debt must be...

08/22/2019 | Common Dreams | Organizing for a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico and Beyond
08/21/2019 | Published by: The New Republic
08/21/2019

The New American Homeless

The New American Homeless

“Rent control is one of the most effective tools to alleviate our renter crisis,” argues a report co-published by the Center for Popular Democracy,...

08/21/2019 | The New Republic | Organizing for Housing Justice & A Home to Thrive

New Coalition of Major Black and brown-Led Grassroots Organizations Respond to Plans by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders for Justice Reform

Washington, D.C.-- In response to plans by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to address justice reform as a part of their respective 2020 presidential campaign platforms, a...

08/20/2019 | Racial Justice
08/17/2019 | Published by: Workers World
08/17/2019

Activists challenge ICE profiteers

Activists challenge ICE profiteers

Shortly after Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, shares of CoreCivic Inc. and GEO Group (CXW and GEO on the stock exchange) shot up 21 and 43 percent, respectively. The two companies...

08/17/2019 | Workers World | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

USCIS niega que director Cuccinelli ordenó retirar Estatua de la Libertad frente a sus oficinas

Una polémica se desató por el retiro de una réplica de la Estatua de la Libertad frente a las oficinas de Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración (USCIS) en Washington, D.C., ya que organizaciones...

08/16/2019 | La Opinión | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
08/12/2019 | Published by: Philadelphia City Paper
08/12/2019

PNC Bank will no longer finance the private-prison industry

PNC Bank will no longer finance the private-prison industry

The Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank is the largest bank in Pennsylvania and operates banks in 19 states. PNC was a large funding partner of CoreCivic, the second-largest private prison operator in the...

08/12/2019 | Philadelphia City Paper | Holding Wall Street Accountable
08/6/2019 | Published by: The Washington Post
08/6/2019

Hispanics in America are under attack

Hispanics in America are under attack

The deadly mass shooting in El Paso this past weekend was an attack on a U.S. city that many of us call home. It is also a city that has been one of the safest in the country for years, and it is...

08/6/2019 | The Washington Post | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

Center for Popular Democracy Grieves Shootings in El Paso, Dayton

08.04.2019

WASHINGTON -- The Center for Popular Democracy released the...

08/4/2019
08/4/2019 | Published by: The Huffington Post
08/4/2019

Puerto Rico’s New Governor Lobbied For Coal Utility That Poisoned Groundwater

Puerto Rico’s New Governor Lobbied For Coal Utility That Poisoned Groundwater

Pierluisi is highly problematic,” said Julio López Varona, a San Juan-based lawyer who works with the Center for Popular Democracy, a think tank. “All of this signals that he would support more...

08/4/2019 | The Huffington Post | Organizing for a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico and Beyond
08/2/2019 | Published by: The New York Times
08/2/2019

Pride flags and rate cuts: Fed loosens up to connect with average workers

Pride flags and rate cuts: Fed loosens up to connect with average workers

But it has long faced external pressure to keep rates low. Fed Up, an advocacy group started in 2014 and affiliated with the left-leaning Center for Popular Democracy, spent Ms. Yellen’s tenure...

08/2/2019 | The New York Times | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

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