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The Economic Democracy Project aims to highlight and develop strategies that Black and brown communities can use to build economic and political power—beginning with four case studies spotlighting community campaigns across the U.S.
Over 100 community, civil rights, consumer, and student advocacy organizations urge House and Senate leadership to insist on student debt cancellation for all borrowers during negotiations over the next coronavirus relief package.
This presentation outlines the ways that student debt both contributes to, and is a cause of, America’s historic and persistent racial wealth divide.
One New York State bill would interrupt the cycle of discrimination that comes with employment credit checks.
To fairly evaluate any higher education reform proposal, we must understand the ways that these dual burdens—less wealth and more debt—lead to worse outcomes for Black students than white students.
The Supreme Court should hold that Title VII bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Case for Bold, Equitable Student Loan Cancellation and Reform
The Department's proposed "EAP Rule" fails to sufficiently safeguard working people.
Most states have very far to go in making their selective public institutions representative, and thus truly public.
Public-sector jobs in Massachusetts are more likely than private-sector jobs to be good jobs that provide a family-supporting income and wealth-building benefits. They need to be preserved.
How we work every day to operationalize within our organization the racial equity and inclusion that we seek to advance in our country.
A Policy and Messaging Guide for States to Make Higher Education Affordable Again
26 state policies for a race-forward, populist agenda to empower all Americans.
The working class today is much more complex and diverse than the white, male, manufacturing archetype often evoked in popular narratives.
A 50-State Look at Rising College Prices and the New American Student
Comparing Tuition Then and Now At Our Elected Officials' Alma Maters
"We know this: the super rich and corporations don’t need a tax cut. The 1 percent are doing just fine."
Methodology: Demos sponsored an online survey among 1,536 registered voters, conducted June 5 to June 14, 2017. The research included a base sample of registered voters and, for deeper analysis, oversamples of working-class African Americans, working-class Hispanics, working-class white Obama-to-Trump voters, and progressives, defined as people of all races who identify as extremely or somewhat liberal. The data in this survey is weighted by standard weights to make it fully representative.
The American Society of Civil Engineers has graded our infrastructure a D+, poor and at risk. Congress must act.
We are concerned that given Ms. DeVos’ track record to privatize public education and her lack of a clear position concerning the affordability crisis in higher education, the committee cannot properly assess whether Ms. DeVos is fit to run the U.S. Department of Education.