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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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On the superhighway to freedom, while we might be moving in different lanes and at different speeds, let’s ensure we’re all headed in the right direction to emancipation and justice.
In the media
K. Sabeel Rahman
Dorian T. Warren
It's time for Black lives in DC to matter. Let's end centuries of silencing Black voices.
In the media
K. Sabeel Rahman
Hakeem Jeffries
"The nature of environmental problems is bound up in the history of race in America."
In the media
The COVID-19 crisis has cast into stark relief what has always been true: the wealth and prosperity of the U.S. economy rests on the labor, and the lives, of black and brown communities.
In the media
K. Sabeel Rahman
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Close up of hundred dollar bills
Rather than cutting funds for public needs while allowing police budgets to swell, cities, states, and the federal government must shift funding to the real priorities of communities.
Blog
Amy Traub
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The capital with protest imagery and the black lives matter street
D.C. statehood is a critical racial justice and democracy issue. To move us closer to an inclusive, multiracial democracy, the House must pass, and the Senate immediately take up and pass, H.R. 51.
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Joshua Harmon
Laura Williamson
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Three Black graduates standing side by side in front of a negatively trending graph line
It is time for colleges, states, and the federal government to prove their commitment to Black students with policy action—not just well-meaning statements and gestures.
Blog
Mark Huelsman
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Three empty voting booths outside
Many state officials are stubbornly clinging to outdated, unsafe election procedures. For the health of our communities and our democracy, they should commit themselves to the three pillars of our voting rights agenda.
Blog
Chiraag Bains
12 years after entering college, white men have paid off 44% of their student-loan balance on average, according to an analysis released last year by Demos, a left-leaning think tank.
In the media
Quentin Fottrell
"We're always available if they want to talk through how to adjust or amend some of those recommendations to fit the needs of their particular state."
In the media
Anne Cullen