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Deepening Our Democracy: How Localities Can Expand Voting Rights

American democracy is at a crossroads. To deliver on the promise of a representative, inclusive democracy, our electoral system must provide every American the opportunity to meaningfully participate...

01/4/2018 | Strengthening Voting Rights and Democracy

Reclaim, Reimagine, and Reinvest: Analysis of Los Angeles County's Criminalization Budget

For too long, Los Angeles County (“the County”) has viewed public safety exclusively through a policing and incarceration lens and poured billions of limited public resources into failing solutions....

12/12/2017

Wall Street's Border Wall: How Five Firms Stand to Benefit Financially from Anti-Immigrant Policy

Donald Trump has made his call for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border a signature feature of his campaign for the presidency and his first year in office. A symbol of the rising tide of xenophobia...

11/16/2017

A Practical Guide to Combatting Wage Theft: Lessons from the Field

The reality is that many employers commit wage theft with impunity. Increasing the consequences of wage theft for employers, improving the remedies available to workers, and strengthening wage theft...

11/15/2017

Policy Brief: Young People’s Vision for Safe, Supportive, and Inclusive Schools

This policy brief provides a blueprint for safe and supportive schools. The young people who navigate interpersonal conflict in schools and experience harm due to harsh policing and disciplinary...

10/30/2017 | Organizing for Education Justice

The Full Employment Mandate of the Reserve: Its Origins and Importance

As we approach the 40th anniversary of the landmark Humphrey-Hawkins Act, this report underscores how the Federal Reserve’s full employment mandate has made the Fed more accountable to working people...

07/11/2017

Freedom to Thrive: Reimagining Safety & Security in Our Communities

Over the last 30 years, at both the national and local levels, governments have dramatically increased their spending on criminalization, policing, and mass incarceration while drastically cutting...

07/4/2017 | Combating Discriminatory Policing, Racial Justice

Cities for Citizenship 2016 Impact Report

The C4C initiative is premised on the idea that when municipal leaders develop and fund naturalization efforts to encourage eligible residents to apply for US citizenship, it produces substantial...

07/4/2017

Justice for Sale: How Corporations Use Forced Arbitration to Exploit Working families

Over the last several decades, corporations have designed a method to exploit working families by forcing them to sign away their legal rights—unwittingly and without alternative—as a condition of...

05/18/2017 | Combating Wage Theft

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