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

Low-wage workers and their families are struggling. Over the last decade, growing industries like retail, hospitality, and health care are creating an economy full of low-wage, no-benefit, part-...

The Center for Popular Democracy's (CPD) Education Justice Campaigns team works with our affiliates, partners, and allies across the country to build grassroots power, win progressive campaigns...

American democracy is at a crossroads and the stakes could not be higher. To realize the promise of a representative and inclusive democracy, our electoral system must guarantee every American the...

Cracking Down on Wall Street Greed, Fighting Financialization
CPD and our allies are pushing for national leaders to take action in holding Wall Street accountable for their role in...

CPD affiliates across the country are doing the day-to-day work of building a better world. We are committed to supporting them in this mission. Through our Canvass for Power Program, we help our...

Raising the Minimum Wage, Passing Earned Sick Days, and Paid Family Leave 

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) has been on the front lines of the national...

Our homes are the foundations for our lives. They are gathering places, and spaces where we recharge and connect with ourselves and our families. 

Too many people are forced to lay their...

In the financial world, savvy investors know that patient, long-term investing reliably yields greater returns than jumping from one investment to the next. The same principle applies to the...

Our immigrant communities are facing unprecedented attacks that continue to escalate under the Trump administration. From ending corporate support of immigrant detention and deportation, to...

Founded in 2012, Local Progress is a movement of local elected officials advancing a racial and economic justice agenda through all levels of local...

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