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

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico. Over 200,000 Puerto Ricans have...

Working families have won important victories on a range of workplace rights and consumer protections, including a higher minimum wage, paid leave, and protections against predatory loans— but...

CPD’s Racial Justice Campaign works in collaboration and solidarity with our partners and allies across the country for...

Every day, hardworking people are robbed of their pay. Employers steal wages when they fail to pay overtime, pay less than the minimum wage, illegally deduct work-related costs from paychecks,...

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 are struggling. While stable, middle-income jobs were lost in significant numbers during the Great Recession of 2008 , the recovery to date has been built on...

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 in order to extend the promise of public education to every student. In recent years, attacks on teachers, high-stakes testing and the...

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