Testimony

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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Demos is 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. We are based here in New York City. On behalf of Demos, I thank the Committee on Civil Service and Labor for this opportunity to present testimony on...
03/22/2013
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My name is Wallace Turbeville. I am a Senior Fellow at Demos, a national public policy organization working to reduce political and economic inequality, advancing a vision of a country where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. I am testifying today on...
03/14/2013
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Demos strongly supports the Attorney General's proposal to require 501(c)(4) organizations that spend at least $10,000 to influence New York state and local elections to disclose the identity of their donors who have contributed more than $100. These new regulations will improve accountability and...
02/27/2013
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My name is Steven Carbó, State Advocacy Director at Demos, a national, non-partisan public policy organization that works with policy makers, elections officials, and voter advocates in pursuit of a vibrant democracy with high levels of voting and civic engagement. Achieving this level of...
02/21/2013
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Demos is a national, non-profit, non-partisan public policy, research and advocacy organization committed to building an America where democracy is robust and inclusive, with high levels of electoral participation and civic engagement.  To that end, the Demos works to reduce barriers to...
10/26/2012
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Thank you for this opportunity to submit testimony regarding the damage that Citizens United and the rise of Super PACs has done to our system of democratic government.  In the text below I will discuss why rules that govern the role of money in politics are important to our democracy; the...
07/24/2012
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Demos and the Prison Policy Initiative respectfully submit this testimony to make recommendations for the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting as it seeks to assess lessons learned after the 2010 Census and to set goals for the next Census redistricting process. The focus of this testimony is...
06/28/2012
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After seven years as a lawyer specializing in public and private securities offerings, I was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs for more than a twelve years and then managed a small advisory firm. I also served as CEO of a firm providing counterparty credit management services in the derivatives...
05/09/2012
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