Testimony

Good morning, my name is Catherine Ruetschlin and I am a policy analyst at Demos, a non-partisan public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. Access to an affordable higher education is central to the work of...
02/06/2014
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I’m pleased to be here today to testify on House Bill 1744, “An Act regulating the use of credit reports by employers.” Over the past decade, Demos has conducted extensive research on credit card debt among low- and middle-income households. In 2012, we surveyed a nationally representative sample...
09/09/2013
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Chairman Franks, Ranking Member Nadler, and Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice: I appreciate the opportunity to testify today regarding the Voting Rights Act after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder.[1]  I am a tenured...
07/18/2013
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Widely shared middle-class prosperity is a signature of American society. It has made America the most hopeful and dynamic country on earth and it is a foundation of strong democracy. Yet today, America’s middle class is in trouble—and those troubles long preceded the financial crash of 2008 and...
06/05/2013
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Good Afternoon. My name is Amy Traub and I am a senior policy analyst at Demos. We are a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. I would like to thank the Progressive Caucus for this opportunity to provide...
05/21/2013
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I thank the committee for this opportunity to present testimony on the IDC’s campaign finance reform proposal. This testimony is submitted on behalf of myself and Miles Rapoport, President of Demos and former Secretary of the State of Connecticut. Demos has been involved in campaign finance reform...
05/01/2013
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Currently, I serve as Senior Counsel at Dēmos: A Network for Ideas and Action. Dēmos is a non-partisan public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy.  Toward that end, one of our main areas of work is...
04/19/2013
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One motivation for this hearing is the recent study by the Federal Trade Commission finding that one in five American consumers identified material errors on their credit reports that were substantiated by the credit reporting agencies. While not all of these errors would affect consumer borrowing...
04/19/2013
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Over the past decade, Demos has conducted extensive research on credit card debt among low- and middle-income households. As part of this research, we have become increasingly concerned with how families are being financially penalized for being in debt, making it difficult, if not impossible, for...
04/11/2013
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Senator Musto, Representative Jutila, Senator McLachlan, Representative Hwang, Members of the Committee.  Thank you for having me here today.  It gives me great pleasure to come before the Committee on which I served for all ten years of my legislative service and with which I worked so...
03/28/2013
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