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It’s Time to Take Student Debt Cancellation and Debt Free College Seriously
Senator Elizabeth Warren just unveiled the first plan of the 2020 election cycle that comprehensively addresses both college affordability and student loan debt simultaneously.
April 22, 2019
New York: We’re on the Verge of Passing a Bold Climate Justice Bill
The state legislature is on the verge of passing the Climate and Community Protection Act, and they need to hear from you.
June 7, 2019
These are the Questions We Should Be Asking in the Student Debt Cancellation Debate
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.
July 3, 2019
Why Any Legitimate Climate Change Policy Must Have Racial Justice at Its Core
The future of our planet demands that we recognize our historic inequities and prioritize those who have been most impacted by climate change throughout history.
September 18, 2019
We Have an Opportunity to Transform Higher Education for the Better. It’s Time to Do So.
An analysis of the House's recently introduced College Affordability Act.
October 15, 2019
Why The Latest Moderate Criticisms of Free College Don’t Make Sense
Some presidential candidates' critiques promote unhelpful assumptions about who tuition-free and debt-free college would actually serve. (Spoiler: it's not millionaires and billionaires.)
November 22, 2019
Roundup: The Wisconsin Voter Purge, Debt-Free College, and other must-reads
Fresh research and writing for the start of 2020.
January 8, 2020
Roundup: Six Good Reads that Have Racial Equity in Common
Resources to make sense of the student debt crisis, the administration's Public Charge rule, the realities of our big-money political system, and more
February 3, 2020
The True State of Our Union under the Trump Administration
Demos experts weigh in on the myths and mistruths inherent in the 2020 State of the Union
February 7, 2020
The Bloomberg Higher Ed Plan: Silent on Debt, Decent on Affordability
Bloomberg has quietly begun to roll out a series of policy proposals, and this week, it was higher education’s turn. His plan says a lot about where consensus currently is—and is not.
February 20, 2020
Hundreds of Thousands of People Aren’t Getting a Say in the 2020 Primaries
Felony disenfranchisement is one of several ways people get stripped of their power.
March 13, 2020
Complaint for Emergency Injunctive Relief in Florida Primary
The global coronavirus pandemic threatens to disrupt the Presidential Preference Primary election in Florida. The extension of vote-by-mail options and other accommodations at polling places is necessary.
March 16, 2020
Amicus Brief: Following Primary Date Change, Ohio Must Extend Its Voter Registration Deadline to Comply with the NVRA
Brief submitted on behalf of Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute and the League of Women Voters of Ohio
March 24, 2020
COVID-19 and the Crisis of Racial Capitalism
This pandemic is revealing the deeper inequities for Black and brown people that have always been present in our economy and democracy but that are often papered over in ordinary times.
April 6, 2020
K. Sabeel Rahman
Don’t Let the Coronavirus Crisis Drive Black and Brown Families Further into Debt
COVID-19 is a threat to everyone, but the economic damage resulting from medically necessary quarantines and shelter-in-place orders is neither random nor equally distributed.
April 7, 2020
Ohio's Primary Is a Mess: How the State Is Restricting the Vote during the COVID Crisis (And What We're Doing About It)
The Ohio legislature created a wholly avoidable, overly complicated situation that makes Ohioans jump through hoops to vote. Ohio voters: we want to hear about your experience.
April 16, 2020
Protect Black and Brown Workers on the Front Lines of the Coronavirus Fight
A unique set of injustices confront workers still heading off to a job every day in the midst of a pandemic.
April 17, 2020
Fifty Years After Earth Day, Coronavirus, Climate Injustice, and Inequality Collide
The COVID-19 pandemic is an environmental justice crisis—it has exposed inequalities that have persisted in places across the country with decades of pollution.
April 22, 2020
How Dog-Whistle Racism Is Sabotaging the Postal Service and Threatening to Gut the Black Middle Class
The Postal Service faces a $13 billion revenue loss this fiscal year alone; If the Postal Service is allowed to fail, it will be a tremendous blow to all Americans.
April 30, 2020
3 Ways to Build a Racially Inclusive Democracy During COVID-19 and Beyond
Now is a moment to fix longstanding inequities in our voting systems and build a more inclusive democracy, rather than solely seeking out emergency, short-term policy changes.
May 7, 2020
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