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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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Congress must include small-donor matching in final For the People package
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Adam Lioz
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Congress must act swiftly to put transformative pro-democracy legislation at the top of the agenda.
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Adam Lioz
Laura Williamson
Demos will host “A Woman’s Worth: The State of Black Women in the Economy,” featuring Demos President Taifa Smith Butler and and former Demos president Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us, in conversation.
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Maiysha Kai
Taifa Smith Butler, joins News NOW on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day to discuss why Black women in America have to work 579 days to earn what a white man does in one year and how companies can work to combat this pay disparity and inequality.
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We are pleased that the U.S. Court of Appeals has come down on the side of the voters, protecting their right to remain on the voter rolls and participate in our democracy.
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Our new Economic Democracy agenda is about building economic power and liberation for Black and brown people in the United States.
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Lebaron Sims
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Taifa Smith Butler
I am elated to share this first note with you as president of Demos!
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Taifa Smith Butler
As Black, brown, and Native communities across the country face a racist push to undermine the basic freedom to vote, South Dakota must live up to its obligations under the National Voter Registration Act.
Press release
Although the path forward is still uncertain, one thing is clear: There is momentum around voting rights, and Americans across the country are ready for our elected officials to do everything they can to make it easier — not harder — to vote.
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Laura Williamson
Jesse Rhodes
"Although credit scores never formally take race into account, they draw on data about personal borrowing and payment history that is shaped by generations of discriminatory public policies and corporate practices that limit access to wealth for Black and Latinx families."
In the media
Marissa Gamache