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"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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Washington's history is Black history — and D.C. statehood is its future.
In the media
Laura Williamson
Ericka Taylor
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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.
Blog
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.
Blog
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 [...]. [O]ne of many ways the financial deck is stacked against Black and brown consumers.”
In the media
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."
In the media
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.”
Press release
This is exciting yet bittersweet news for Demos.
Blog
Josh Fryday
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K. Sabeel Rahman standing against purple background
Former Head of Progressive Think Tank Named Senior Counselor at OIRA 
Press release
Today is a new beginning for America, but it is just that: a beginning. What comes next is in our hands.
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NDRH
Without healing, we cannot transform broken systems, mend fractured relationships, and ensure equitable COVID-19 relief and recovery.
Press release