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Credit reports and scores control access to public goods people need. Yet, in the midst of a global pandemic and economic collapse, remaking the nation’s credit reporting system is not the top concern. 
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Corporate and far-right special interests incite deficit fears by manufacturing an artificial crisis around debt. This has consolidated wealth and power in predominantly white corporate hands—and at the expense of Black and brown communities—for decades.
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Amy Traub
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Corporate America took a stand for equality and democracy against the state of Georgia. Yet, the unbalanced economic system they’re part of creates an opportunity to reassess corporate power in our society.
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Amy Traub
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George Floyd
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Convicted on All Charges in Murder of George Floyd
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Measure would expand nation’s highest court to 13 justices from nine
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Brenda Wright
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Taifa Smith Butler
Georgia Budget and Policy Institute CEO Will Begin Tenure As Head of Think Tank in July 2021
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Taifa Smith Butler is a visionary leader who brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, public policy research, and data analysis in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. She will lead Demos starting July 1, 2021.
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Josh Fryday
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Sergio Ramirez's case, TransUnion v. Ramirez, reveals how credit reporting companies like TransUnion have little incentive to invest in making credit reports more accurate and avoiding serious mix-ups.
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Amy Traub
“Wally ​will continue to do excellent and meaningful work for the good of our country, and Demos is rooting for him with great pride.”
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Coalition of national racial justice and civil rights organizations condemn in the strongest terms the heinous murders of eight people, including six Asian American women and one Asian American man on March 16 in Atlanta.
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The American Rescue Act will provide economic relief and investments in Black and Brown communities. Yet, for all its strengths, there are still significant limitations.
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Amy Traub