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The United States faces major challenges in sustaining a strong middle class in the decades ahead. Rapidly changing, often volatile economic conditions are making it more difficult to enter the middle class -- and stay there. Even as the bar to a middle class life is raised higher, economic...
03/22/2006
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  The Brennan Center for Justice, Demos and the Legal Action Center call upon the New York State Board of Elections to end the systematic practice of illegally disenfranchising thousands of eligible voters.  A survey of 63 local election boards conducted late last year by the...
03/15/2006
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Public Briefing #6 is a summary of How to Talk about Government research completed by our FrameWorks Institute partner, Cultural Logic. In this phase of the research, Cultural Logic developed a "simplifying model" -- a communications tool intended to help evoke more productive thinking about...
03/01/2006
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This paper addresses some of the forces that weaken public consensus and the government's ability to respond to urgent environmental problems. It then describes some efforts already underway, and other strategies that should be considered, by public interest groups committed to a strong public...
12/01/2005
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This new Demos report, published in collaboration with Business Ethics Magazine, explores growing efforts by state and local governments to ensure corporate accountability. It looks at the changing role of state treasurers, labor pension funds, and others working to demand more responsible business...
10/27/2005
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American families are struggling in an increasingly volatile economy defined by job instability, continued layoffs in the guise of "downsizing", and declining employee benefits--factors augmented by new trends like outsourcing and unfettered trade. The result is a fragile alliance between workers...
10/11/2005
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A new report, Ten Years Later, A Promise Unfulfilled, released by the NVRA Implementation Project -- a joint project between Demos, ACORN and Project Vote -- concludes that states are failing low-income communities and our nation's democracy by not adequately complying with federal law that...
09/13/2005
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  This report is the second in a series of Demos publications which looks specifically at growing the middle class.   This paper is the first step in a larger endeavor to track and measure America's middle class. In this paper, we outline the characteristics that contribute to middle...
09/07/2005
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An issue briefing kit on the real causes of debt and bankruptcy. Intended for legislators, journalists and advocates. In April 2005 Demos urged Congress to recognize the fragility of our debt driven consumer economy when considering the bankruptcy "reform" bill (S. 256/H.R. 685) that had been...
04/11/2005
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At the outset of the President’s second term, Congress and the White House are poised once again to debate a series of specific, pressing issues facing the country: social security, the deficit, the war against terrorism, tax cuts, environmental protection, healthcare reform, and...
03/25/2005
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