Releases and Advisories

07.10.17

NEW YORK – In response to the White House’s nomination of Randal Quarles to the Federal Reserve as Vice Chair for...

07.05.17

NATIONWIDE - The Center for Popular Democracy, Law for Black Lives, and Black Youth Project 100 on Wednesday released a report examining the budgets of 12 city and county governments that reveals the extent to which local jurisdictions...

07.04.2017

NEW YORK – A new report shows surging interest in citizenship across the country and demonstrates how naturalization can benefit cities, as a national campaign seeks to accelerate the pace of citizenship applications over the coming year.

The...

06.29.2017

NEW YORK – The Center for Popular Democracy issued a statement on the expected passage of two bills to criminalize immigrants in the House of Representatives today: HR 3004, known as Kate's Law, and HR 3003, the so-called "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act." HR 3004 adds and...

06.29.2017

NEW YORK – Oregon is on the verge of becoming the first state to pass statewide protections for work hours, with a 46-13 bipartisan vote in the House sending the bill to the Governor’s desk for her signature. The bill already...

06.19.2017

NEW YORK – The Center for Popular Democracy released the following statement from Network President and Co-Executive Director Jennifer Epps-Addison in response to the acquittal of the Minnesota police officer who killed Philando Castile and the brutal killing of Charleena Lyles...

NATIONWIDE - Concerned citizens are planning a to hold a series of overnight vigils this week in three states to protest Republican healthcare legislation that would leave 23 million more uninsured Americans over a decade. Republican Senators are expected to try to hold a vote on a...

06.15.17

NEW YORK – During a press conference after the Federal Market Open Committee announcement on Wednesday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said that...

06.14.17

NEW YORK – In reaction to the Federal Reserve's rate hike Wednesday, the Fed Up Campaign Co-Director Ady Barkan released the following statement:

"Inflation remains below two percent and...

06.09.2017

NEW YORK - Low-income workers are gathering Monday, June 12, at three major Federal Reserve banks to call on the Fed not to raise interest rates this week on the basis of an arbitrary inflation target. The Fed’s rate-hiking path is hurting the American economy,...

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CPD Impact

Nov 2016: During 2016, the Federal Reserve made an historic shift in how it makes the most important economic decisions in the country. For the first time they are taking into account low-income communities of color. For the past 100 years the Fed has been dominated by white, male, corporate executives who have cared little about building an economy that works for everyone.