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Trump’s Replacement for Janet Yellen as Fed Chair Should Follow Her Lead, Economists Say

Not everyone was so optimistic in Powell. Sam Bell—a research adviser at Fed Up, a campaign to encourage the central bank to keep interest rates low, as Yellen did—also criticized the Powell pick...

02/11/2018 | Newsweek | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
02/9/2018 | Published by: The Nation
02/9/2018

The Real Reason Workers Can’t Get A Raise

The Real Reason Workers Can’t Get A Raise

Congress could revise the Federal Reserve’s mandate to emphasize running the economy at full employment with rising wages and moderate inflation. Progressives should follow the lead of Fed Up, the...

02/9/2018 | The Nation | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

The Stock Market Swings Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Our Rigged Economy

Political activism on the left around monetary policy doesn’t have much infrastructure, but the Center for Popular Democracy, through a group called the Fed Up Campaign, has begun to change that...

02/8/2018 | The Intercept | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
02/8/2018 | Published by: City Watch LA
02/8/2018

LA is Taking On the Fair Workweek Fight - It Could Change Your Life

LA is Taking On the Fair Workweek Fight - It Could Change Your Life

The Center for Popular Democracy did an extensive national study of retail workers in 2017, surveying over 1,000 people working in retail and finding that despite statewide minimum wage gains and...

02/8/2018 | City Watch LA | Restoring a Fair Workweek

Dreamers exigen “Dream Act” y replican a Kelly: “no somos flojos”

En el marco de un día de acción nacional a favor del Dream Act, más de  500 activistas exigieron este miércoles que el Congreso apruebe la medida, y condenaron al jefe de Gabinete de la Casa...

02/7/2018 | La Opinión | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative, Civic Engagement
02/7/2018 | Published by: WJLA ABC 7 DC
02/7/2018

Hundreds rally in a DC church for DACA solution

Hundreds rally in a DC church for DACA solution

Hundreds of people rallied Wednesday inside of a church near the U.S. Capitol demanding legislation to protect young, undocumented immigrants and replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

02/7/2018 | WJLA ABC 7 DC | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative, Civic Engagement

Schumer and Pelosi on Opposite Sides of Budget Deal, As the Fate of DREAMers Hangs in the Balance

After failing to force a government shutdown before Christmas, advocates from a variety of groups, including United We Dream, The Center for Popular Democracy, and Make The Road, managed to...

02/7/2018 | Alternet | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative, Civic Engagement
02/7/2018 | Published by: Reuters in The Washington Post
02/7/2018

DACA activists protest at the Capitol: "We shall not be moved"

DACA activists protest at the Capitol: "We shall not be moved"

Demonstrators gathered on Capitol Hill on Feb. 7 to demand a budget deal that includes an alternative for DACA, an Obama-era program that protects roughly 690,000 undocumented immigrants.

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02/7/2018 | Reuters in The Washington Post | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative, Civic Engagement
02/7/2018 | Published by: ThinkProgress
02/7/2018

Dreamers demand protections as Senate Democrats cave on budget deal

Dreamers demand protections as Senate Democrats cave on budget deal

Immigrants and advocates were arrested in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday while urging lawmakers to support a “clean” Dream Act.

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02/7/2018 | ThinkProgress | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative, Civic Engagement
02/7/2018 | Published by: NBC News
02/7/2018

Death and democracy: How a dying activist is spending his final days

Death and democracy: How a dying activist is spending his final days

Diagnosed with ALS in 2016, activist Ady Barkan is living on borrowed time. As his body deteriorates rapidly, he’s spending his last moments fighting for the causes he believes in, hoping to leave...

02/7/2018 | NBC News | Civic Engagement

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