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The idea of canceling student debt has become a topic of considerable debate. Here's what you need to know about the Warren and Sanders student debt plans and what still needs to be answered.
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"On today’s anniversary, we encourage voters from all walks of life who have faced barriers to voting to visit WeVoteWeCount.org to share their story."
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"It’s also clear what we must do: restore the race-conscious protections of the Voting Rights Act and enact affirmative measures to expand ballot access across the country."
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Chiraag Bains
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Baltimore’s campaign donors lack diversity across race, gender, and socioeconomic status. The Baltimore Fair Election Fund, designed with equity and community engagement at the forefront, can change that.
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Laura Williamson
This racial disparity is the product of centuries of policies that intentionally excluded and oppressed African Americans.
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Steve Cohen
Women of color are generally underrepresented as campaign donors even though they vote at high rates, according to research by progressive think tank Demos.
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Michelle Ye Hee Lee
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CCPA
While Demos celebrates the legislation’s strong mandate on emissions reductions, the governor’s exclusion of community investment mandates and labor standards prolongs the fight for climate justice in New York and nationwide.
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“The equity components are the pieces that appear to have been weakened the most."
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Justine Calma
“There was an assumption that the student debt problem was concentrated among those at for-profit colleges or predatory programs. Or it was seen as a problem with repayment and not necessarily with debt itself. That has shifted over the last couple of years.”
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Andrew Kreighbaum
"White families who did not graduate from high school have the same level of wealth as a black family with a college education. All this has led to a system where black families in particular, but also Latinas, have less wealth to face the challenges when it comes to paying off that debt."
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Amy Rolph
“We don’t love where [the bill has] landed but we’re happy that we landed where we are."
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Justine Calma