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Black Family Around the Table Paying Bills
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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The Capitol Building
From the president of the United States downward, all involved — whether via their actions or their failure to act — must be held accountable.
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K. Sabeel Rahman
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Capitol
Those who aim to obstruct the peaceful transition of power must be held accountable.
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Illustration of mix race people of different occupations standing together
The response to the COVID-19 crisis must include investments in public goods and health infrastructure, breaking up concentrated economic power, and equitable access for Black and brown communities.
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K. Sabeel Rahman
“They collect our data without our permission. They profit from our data. They fail to invest in processes to verify accuracy. And their models are not transparent. This puts Black and Brown consumers at a serious disadvantage.”
In the media
Mayra Rodriguez Valladares
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Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Congress and the Biden administration must take a different route as they seek a more equitable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
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Amy Traub
The Biden administration should implement its public credit registry proposal to shift power away from an oligopoly that exercises inordinate control over consumers’ financial prospects and towards a fairer system that better respects consumers and reduces racial inequality.
In the media
Amy Traub
Chi Chi Wu
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Woman with Mask Holding Baby with Mosaic Background
Caregiving work has historically been undervalued. Today, Black women are disproportionately employed in caregiving work and facing the worst of the COVID-19 economic crisis.
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Amy Traub
“The actual dollar amount, it’s hard to put that at a figure that’s enough to help everyone who is struggling. And because of that, I’d err on the side of doing more.”
In the media
Kaitlin Mulhere
“The student debt crisis is yet another example of the deep and structural racial injustice at that heart of our economy. It prevents Black and Brown families from building wealth and economic power and has undermined the fundamental goal of higher education as a public good."
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An executive action for student debt cancellation would provide much needed economic relief to millions of Black and Latinx families in order to avoid financial catastrophe during the continuing global pandemic.
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Mark Huelsman