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Format: 04-23-2014
Format: 04-23-2014
A core value of American society is the opportunity to work hard and get ahead. Yet today in the United States, willing job-seekers are facing a new barrier to employment—credit checks. Despite the...
November 5, 2012 | Policy Brief |
A new analysis of pre-election data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and other sources by U.S. PIRG and Demos shows that outside spending in the first presidential election since Citizens...
November 2, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Americans of all political backgrounds agree: there is way too much corporate money in politics. Nine in 10 Americans (89%) agree with that statement, and 51 percent strongly agree. More than 80...
October 25, 2012 | Policy Brief |
The freedom to vote is a cornerstone of American democracy. Voting brings us together as Americans and it is the one time we have an equal voice in the decisions that impact our lives and community....
October 1, 2012 | Policy Brief |
For the first time ever, people around the country who love American democracy have decided to come together to observe a National Voter Registration Day on September 25, 2012 – a day to pull out all...
September 24, 2012 | Policy Brief |
It seems reasonable to ask that this law, which would give the Executive Branch the power to extend its version of cost-benefit analysis to independent agencies, show that its benefits are greater...
September 12, 2012 | Policy Brief |
As states continue to cut higher education budgets, rising tuition prices mean that increasingly students and their families rely on debt—both credit cards and student loans—to pay for college...
September 5, 2012 | Policy Brief |
In today’s economy, families increasingly depend on the incomes of all adults in the household, yet many working people also have responsibilities as parents and caregivers. Public policy has not...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Child care and early education are vital to economic growth and future competitiveness. Working families need access to affordable and high-quality child care and preschool education in order to...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |
Education has long been recognized as a primary means of improving one’s economic prospects. Today, a postsecondary degree or certificate has become increasingly necessary for earning a middle-class...
September 4, 2012 | Policy Brief |