Advocacy Letter

From: Demos To: Mayor Bill de Blasio; City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; and interested parties Regarding: Unjustified exemptions that weaken and Aundermine legislation on employment credit checks  As New York City considers Intro 261 to...
09/17/2014
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On behalf of Demos we respectfully submit this comment supporting the petition requesting a rulemaking to require public companies to disclose to shareholders the use of corporate resources for political activities. Demos is a public policy organization that works at the intersection of political...
08/29/2014
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Mary Ziegler, Director Division of Regulations Legislation, and Interpretation Wage and Hour Division U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3510 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20210 Re: RIN 1235-AA10 - Proposed Rule – Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors Dear Ms. Ziegler: Demos...
07/23/2014
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The Honorable Thomas Richard Harkin Chairman Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee The Honorable Lamar Alexander Ranking Member Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Dear Chairman Harkin and Ranking Member Alexander: With the upcoming reauthorization of the...
06/24/2014
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Dear Madam Chair and Secretary, This letter supplements our letter of support dated November 20, 2013, for the SEC rule implementing Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. New research from Demos identifies growing CEO-to-worker compensation...
05/30/2014
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Dear Mr. President: The undersigned groups, representing civil rights, voting rights, women’s rights and religious organizations, write to urge you to ensure full enforcement of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) under provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many of...
04/24/2014
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Dear Mr. President: Thank you for your leadership in enacting the Affordable Care Act, and for your commitment to helping all Americans access quality, affordable health care, a goal that the undersigned strongly support. Nevertheless, we are concerned that the federally facilitated Health...
01/22/2014
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On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the undersigned organizations, we urge you to become an original cosponsor of “The Equal Employment for All Act” sponsored by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). In addition to the weak economy, job-seekers today confront another...
12/13/2013
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Citing clear evidence that numerous low-income New Jersey residents have been denied the opportunity to register to vote, attorneys from Rutgers Constitutional Law Clinic, Project Vote, Demos, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the NAACP have issued this official notice to...
10/01/2013
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Demos submits the following comments strongly supporting the proposed Department of Labor (Department) rule to amend Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)  regulations by extending minimum wage and overtime premium pay to nearly 1.8 million low-wage home care workers.  Demos is a non-partisan,...
09/17/2013
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