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Black Lives Matter Movement and Opportunities Deprived Go Hand In Hand

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 03.11.2016 | Black Voices
Center for Community Change Action

What does it say about the value of Black lives when too many of those lives are in crumbling schools, drinking poisoned water, finding themselves chronically unemployed, or wasting away in prison?

Celebrating Community Change-Makers

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

Life in the progressive movement can be arduous, which is why the Center for Community Change (CCC) takes one night of the year to lift up and celebrate some of the people and organizations that are leading the struggle toward justice in this country.

Can We Head Off a Long Hot Summer of Riots and Rebellion?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If the voices and concerns of ordinary Americans aren't at the center of this debate, we can expect the ticking time bomb of urban unrest to explode in more and more communities. Without major reforms, the recent upheavals in Ferguson and Baltimore may simply be a precursor to a wave of 21st century riots.

Exciting Ideas Driving Progressive Organizing

Mike Lux | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

While policy discussion in the traditional media confines of D.C. conventional wisdom is depressingly narrow, the progressive movement is bubbling with not only big and bold policy ideas but energy as to how to push them even in the face of Republican control of many of the levers of government power.

Organizer in Chief?

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Obama seemed to abandon his affinity for organizing soon after he entered the White House. Now, a new protest movement against racist injustice -- triggered by the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the failure of the criminal justice to indict their killers -- has propelled Obama to recall his community organizing roots.

We Need Immigration Reform Now!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Nine-year-old Jaime Gordillo Villa was born in the United States and is a good student who has gotten awards for both good grades and behavior. He wants to be a lawyer when he grows up to help immigrants and others who need help.

19 Activists Who Are Changing America

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

You might not know it if your only source of information is the mainstream media, but there's a vibrant grassroots progressive movement winning victories, raising awareness and changing lives in every part of the country.

Good Timing for a Progressive Partnership

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This week, two of the most well-respected national progressives groups -- the Center for Community Change and USAction -- announced that they've formed a new alliance to address the key problems of job loss, inequality, poverty, and the political influence of big business.

Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency - and Which 'Progressives' Aren't

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

If you don't see the name of your Congress member on that list, you live in a House district without a representative standing up for economic decency.

Subsidized and Transitional Jobs: Critical Strategies to Put America Back to Work

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAlthough the unemployment rate has slowly started to inch down, almost 23 million people remain unemployed or underemployed and there are still many more job seekers than available jobs.

Elise Foley

Labor Groups: Immigration Reform Won't Fail Because Of Us | Elise Foley | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Wednesday that labor unions could kill comprehensive immigration reform unless President Barack Obama ...

Honoring Champions of Social Justice

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact
Deepak Bhargava

Where most people see a troubled kid, actress Sonja Sohn, best known for playing Detective Kima Greggs on The Wire, sees someone whose potential has n...

The Empire Strikes Back: Explaining the Republican Wave

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

What a difference two years make. In 2008, President Obama swept into office on a platform of hope and change. All across America, there was a groun...

National Immigration Conference Kicks Off, But Can It Shift The Debate?

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Hair tightly braided and red, white, and blue flags in hand, two mischievous girls ran through the ballroom aisles towards their mother. There she sa...

Community Organizers Revive Immigration Reform Again

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

Even while the elite political establishment has been engrossed with the elections, the grassroots has never taken its focus off alleviating the pain felt by people whose lives are affected by our dysfunctional immigration system.

Organizing for Immigration Reform: An Interview With Deepak Bhargava

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Mr. Bhargava spoke with me on issues ranging from the potential impact of Latino voters and grassroots mobilizations, and the challenges facing progressive groups in the wake of Arizona's immigration law.

The Decline of Organizing in the Obama Era

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

Investing in organizing and winning real change for people now is also the best strategy for success in November.

'Change Philanthropy' Highlights 10 Funders Engaged in Social Justice Philanthropy

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

According to the book, these foundations ask why a social problem or need exists, not just how a foundation can help -- and then focus their grantmaking on the answers uncovered.