Across the country, nearly 40 million Americans live in rural and urban neighborhoods where easy access to affordable, high-quality, and healthy food is out of reach. A new bill, introduced by Representatives Marcia Fudge (D-OH) and Dwight Evans (D-PA), addresses this critical | Read more >
Earlier this week the Trump Administration announced a major shift in policy related to one of the nation’s key safety net components, the Medicaid program. On Thursday, the Administration issued guidance to states which will allow them to compel people to work or train for work | Read more >
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE
Civil and Human Rights Organizations Oppose Confirmation of Jeff Sessions
On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations committed to promote and protect the civil and | Read more >
Supreme Court Rulings Uphold Affirmative Action, Deal Blow to Immigration Reform and Fourth Amendment Rights
With almost 29 million Americans without access to healthy foods, the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) is desperately needed to bring jobs and investment and improve health in low-income urban and rural communities.
Since 2011, over $169 million has been awarded through the | Read more >
Early this July, six local transportation organizations from across the country gathered in D.C. for the Transportation Equity Caucus (TEC) first national equity convening — a two-day event of trainings, story-sharing, strategizing, and Hill visits with key transportation | Read more >
Today is an exciting day for equity advocates throughout the nation. In landmark decisions, the Supreme Court voted to uphold critical aspects of two of the most important civil rights laws on the books — the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
In a | Read more >
From Los Angeles to Staten Island, a movement led by determined young people of color is reimagining community safety and demanding that the country value Black and Brown lives. As incidents of police violence against people of color continue at an alarming pace, young leaders | Read more >
Bill to Incorporate Promise Neighborhoods Program into “No Child Left Behind” Introduced in Congress
A strong and vibrant America requires children who are educated, healthy, and ready to enter the workforce.
Last Thursday, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a bill to establish the Promise Neighborhoods program within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), | Read more >
Last night President Obama stepped to the podium to make an historic statement. He outlined a plan to address issues created by unprecedented numbers of immigrants and by the absence of comprehensive immigration reform.
For this, he should be applauded. His is a common sense | Read more >
Since October 2013, over 60,000 unaccompanied children—many not even 12 years old—have crossed the border to reach the United States in a desperate attempt to escape drug-related violence, poverty, and abuse in Central America. These young boys and girls are fleeing their countries | Read more >
On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell testified before the Joint Economic Committee in the U.S. Congress at a hearing focused on "Increasing Economic Opportunity for African Americans: Local Initiatives that Are Making a Difference."
In her | Read more >