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Two Students in College Graduation Cap and Gown with Dollar Signs on the Cap
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.
Blog
Mark Huelsman
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Black Family Around the Table Paying Bills
Credit reports and scores control access to public goods people need. Yet, in the midst of a global pandemic and economic collapse, remaking the nation’s credit reporting system is not the top concern.
Blog
Amy Traub
“Student debt is both a cause and a consequence of the racial wealth gap."
In the media
Jarrell Dillard
A recent report by the national think tank Demos recommended jail staff take additional steps to ensure people are not disenfranchised because they are in jail.
In the media
Grace Toohey
American democracy wasn't functioning well for many Americans before this election. Sure, it's working well as it was designed by our all-white, all-male founding fathers — to protect white political power — but it's still failing Black and brown people.
In the media
Jeff Plungis
“This is a microcosm of many intra-progressive, intra-left policy debates—whether it’s better to do something universal and achieve something with relative ease or ensure that only those struggling by some definition get relief."
In the media
Andrew Kreighbaum
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Illustration of Different People of Color With Voting Stickers
Despite all the barriers, our communities showed up for democracy. Here is what must come next.
Blog
K. Sabeel Rahman
This year, as we attempt to keep our loved ones safe during a deadly pandemic, more people in our communities will be voting by mail (absentee) than ever before. Counting those votes will take time.
Policy Briefs
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"I Voted" stickers on desk
We should think of November 3rd as merely the first of many days of electoral uncertainty while states count every vote. And that is okay.
Blog
Damon L. Daniels
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Voter registration clipboard and I Voted stickers
North Carolina was failing in its voter registration obligations even before the pandemic. Blueprint North Carolina and others stepped in to compensate for the state.
Blog
Damon L. Daniels