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The Federal Reserve Should Not Increase Interest Rates

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Advocates for higher interest rates point to an improving job market as a sign that America has come back from the recession. But many activists, economists, and community groups know that raising interest rates now would stymie the many communities, particularly those of color, that continue to face persistent unemployment, underemployment, and stagnant wages.

Exciting Ideas Driving Progressive Organizing

Mike Lux | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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.

Joining Forces to Win

Ana María Archila | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Ana María Archila

The most successful community campaigns present a new vision for change, a creativity and fearlessness to promote policies many have thought unachievable, as well as a canny understanding of how to navigate local political forces.

Farah Mohamed

Here's One Way To Fight The Ruling Class | Farah Mohamed | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In times of economic weakness, the ruling class has tended to pit domestic workers against immigrants, warning the former that wages are...

A Victory for Smarter, More Effective Policing

Brittny Saunders | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Brittny Saunders

The sheer volume of stops conducted, the magnitude of the city's investment in these tactics and the intensity of Mayor Bloomberg's commitment to them have, unfortunately, established New York City as a poster child for discriminatory policing.