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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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Houston Texas February 2021 Winter Storm
The winter storm disaster in Texas was a crisis fueled by a failure to address climate change and the influence of oil and gas companies in state and local politics.
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Amy Traub
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White House from ground level
New Mandate, Signed on 56th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Requires Federal Agencies to Develop Strategies for Registering Voters
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Brenda Wright
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Young adults of color wear "I voted" stickers
On the 56th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, President Biden announced an Executive Order requiring federal agencies to submit plans to the White House within 200 days on how they can promote voter registration for eligible persons they serve.
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Adam Lioz
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The For the People Act outlines a vision of what’s possible when our nation lives up to its promise of being a place where all people can lift their voices via their votes and their small dollar contributions.
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US Capitol Building from a distance
While Biden inspires hope, our democracy has let down Black communities for far too long.
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Joshua Harmon
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Black warehouse worker wearing mask operating forklift
The hardships faced by Amazon’s warehouse employees are well known and now Black workers in Alabama are organizing, challenging power, and leading the efforts to become unionized.
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Amy Traub
"…Black and Latinx borrowers [are] more likely to be denied credit than white borrowers and more likely to be charged higher interest rates on everything from home mortgage loans, to credit cards, to car loans. It’s just one of many ways the financial deck is stacked against Black and brown
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Michelle Black
Caroline Lupini
"Black student debtors "are 16 percent more likely to be in default or seriously delinquent than white student debtors; Latino borrowers are 8 percent more likely."
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Aarthi Swaminathan
"By ensuring that voters with limited English proficiency can access ballots, vote-by-mail requests, and other materials in Spanish, today’s settlement is one more positive step in the pursuit of a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy.”
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K. Sabeel Rahman standing against purple background
Former Head of Progressive Think Tank Named Senior Counselor at OIRA 
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