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Angela Hanks with Background
Hanks comes to Demos with a passion for the pursuit of equity and justice.
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Angela Hanks has joined the Demos staff as Chief of Programs. Hanks comes to the organization with extensive experience working within the public and nonprofit sectors and a passion for the pursuit of racial equity.
Press release
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"The consequences of this decision—made by just 6 people on an increasingly illegitimate Supreme Court—will be devastating."
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Taifa Smith Butler
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Taifa and Joshua at the Poor People's March
Our nation’s leaders made Juneteenth a holiday—now it’s time they act on voting rights and economic justice for Black communities.
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Taifa Smith Butler
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Multiracial group holding hands
The Inclusive Democracy Project (IDP) convening brought together a community of Demos’ partners and leaders in the movement to share space and connect with each other.
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Taifa Smith Butler
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New Economy Project and Public Bank NYC Rally Photo
At a time when unchecked corporate profiteering masquerades as inflation, a proposed NYC public bank would center the interests of, and fund projects for, Black and Brown communities.
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Lebaron Sims
This case study highlights how New Economy Project and the Public Bank NYC coalition are pressing for the creation of a public bank for New York City, as part of a broader vision for economic and racial justice.
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Collage of New York City Map, Protestors, Bank Building, Statue of Liberty
“By shifting the focus of finance from private profits to the public welfare, public banks can begin to repair harms caused by longstanding discriminatory practices against Black and brown people.”
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Rusty water faucet
8 Years after Flint and more recently in Pittsburgh, we’re reminded of the dangers of water privatization and why we need to keep water as a public good.
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Daniella Zessoules
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Demos President Taifa Butler explains what true democracy looks like, and why what we have right now just ain’t it.
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