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Our water campaign action with people holding signs
"Water is — and always should be — a public good. Cutting corners and endangering the public to deliver profits for a private corporation is the height of greed and disregard for the people’s well-being."
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"History will not remember fondly those who choose upholding Senate rules over upholding voting rights."
Press release
Taifa Smith Butler
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Lady justice and legal books
A conversation about what’s standing in the way of progress towards an inclusive democracy and a just economy.
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US Capitol Building with American Flag
It’s time for America to lead by example and take action to repair our broken system. There is much work to do around the world, but for this country, saving democracy must start at home.
Blog
Taifa Smith Butler
"As we continue to mourn Arbery’s death, we must work to expose the wrongs of this system, right them, and move toward becoming a land in which 74 days of protests isn’t the prerequisite for an arrest.”
In the media
Taifa Smith Butler
If Build Back Better is passed, how do we ensure that everyone gets their fair share? How do we follow the money from the legislation? L. Joy brings Taifa Smith Butler to the front of the class to give us the action items we need to make sure our communities get the most out of it.
In the media
L. Joy Williams
Taifa talks the priorities of the progressive think tank Demos and her path to becoming its President
In the media
Zac McCrary
"For the sake of millions — people watching their rents go up while their wages don’t, parents who need support in tackling the ever-rising cost of child care, and seniors who regularly must decide whether they can afford their bills or their pills — the Senate must pass this legislation.”
Press release
Taifa Smith Butler
“This measure is a step in the right direction for a country with a dire need for investment in resources that too often are of poor quality or altogether unavailable in Black and brown communities."
Press release
Taifa Smith Butler
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Large flag of Puerto Rico above the street in the city center of San Juan.
Tomorrow the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case that has great relevance for our efforts to build an inclusive, multiracial democracy.
Blog
Laura Williamson
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Capitol
The Build Back Better Act would dramatically help working people and families. Now, the passage of this once-in-a-lifetime framework is in the hands of a few legislators who are beholden to corporations and the ultrarich.
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Daniella Zessoules