Testimony

Thank you, Senator Kaminsky and members of the New York State Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee, for the opportunity to testify in support of the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA). My name is Lew Daly and I am a Senior Policy Analyst focusing on just and equitable climate...
02/15/2019
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INTRODUCTION   Thank you, Chairperson Lofgren, Ranking Member Davis, and all members of the Committee, for the opportunity to testify in support of H.R. 1, the For the People Act—the boldest and most comprehensive proposal to strengthen our democracy since the aftermath of Watergate. My name...
02/14/2019
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Introduction Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, Senators, thank you for the privilege of testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. My name is Heather McGhee and I am the President of Demos, a public policy organization working for an America where we all have...
02/12/2019
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When thinking about campaign finance issues, I always like to step back and think about the following question, which really motivates much of my work: How can we ensure adequate representation in a democracy and, more to the point, how will a particular rule, regulation or decision impact...
01/29/2019
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We have heard a great deal this evening about the very urgent need for jobs in this country and for public investment that can both create those jobs and address public needs and get our economy moving again with a strong trajectory for the future. We need it! And it will ultimately help to address...
01/29/2019
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Demos Senior Campaign Strategist Vijay Das gave the following prepared remarks at a rally in front of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau headquarters urging President Trump to follow the letter of the law and allow the Senate to confirm a new Director. VIJAY DAS: Thank you. This agency has a...
01/29/2019
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Demos Senior Campaign Strategist Vijay Das gave the following prepared remarks at the "People’s Filibuster to Stop Tax Cuts for Billionaires" rally today, organized by the Not One Penny Campaign in front of Capitol Hill, urging the Senate to reject this Republican tax scam and stand up for working...
01/29/2019
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Demos Senior Campaign Strategist, Vijay Das, gave the following prepared remarks on Demos and ACLU's Ohio voter purge case, Husted v. APRI, at a rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court. Das urged the Supreme Court to rule in favor of protecting the freedom to vote.  Thanks Wendy. It’s...
01/29/2019
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Dear Commissioners Salas, Agarwal, and Malalis: Demos appreciates the opportunity to offer testimony on the state of workers’ rights in New York City. We are 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...
01/08/2019
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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...
01/03/2019
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