Advancing Economic Inclusion in Southern Cities

Advancing Economic Inclusion in Southern Cities

23 Oct 2017 | Chris Schildt and Lewis Brown Jr.


In 2015, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, in partnership with PolicyLink, launched Southern Cities for Economic Inclusion, a cohort of seven cities dedicated to advancing economic equity for low-income communities and communities of color. Comprised of city officials and staff, local | Read more >

California Leads on Juvenile Justice Reform

California Leads on Juvenile Justice Reform

13 Oct 2017 | PolicyLink

This week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 190, co-authored by Senators Holly Mitchell and Ricardo Lara — ending the regressive and racially discriminatory practice of charging administrative fees to families with youth in the juvenile system.

California and | Read more >

When Renters Rise, Cities Thrive

When Renters Rise, Cities Thrive

18 Sep 2017 |

PolicyLink is proud to support the #RenterWeekofAction happening this week—and invite you to join in calling for policy solutions to ensure renters—and cities—can thrive. See National and City Fact Sheets below.

Renters now represent the majority in the nation’s 100 largest cities | Read more >

Crafting an Economic Agenda for Black Lives

Crafting an Economic Agenda for Black Lives

25 Aug 2017 | Alexis Stephens

Today, racial inequities are once again at the center of the national political conversation — along with bold, visionary proposals for policies to resolve them. Grassroots responses to police violence have given rise to a movement of leaders, coalitions, and organizations seeking | Read more >

These Boston Apprenticeships Are Pushing the Economy Toward Equity

These Boston Apprenticeships Are Pushing the Economy Toward Equity

30 Jun 2017 | Courtney Hutchison

Donan Cosme was only 15 when he found himself in the crosshairs of gang life, facing off against a member of a competing gang, guns raised. More than a decade later, these two men would meet again — not as rivals, but as colleagues and fellow apprentices in Boston’s Sprinkler | Read more >

Trump’s Budget Should Enrage Everyone

Trump’s Budget Should Enrage Everyone

24 May 2017 | PolicyLink


Back in March, when the Trump Administration released its preliminary budget document for FY2018 (the so-called “Skinny Budget”), PolicyLink called it “a NIGHTMARE for the entire nation — poor and low-income people, middle-income people, people of color, children, seniors, people | Read more >

The Half Trillion Dollar Tax Program That’s Driving Income Inequality

The Half Trillion Dollar Tax Program That’s Driving Income Inequality

17 Apr 2017 | Christopher M. Brown and Jeremie Greer

This tax season, as partisan debate continues to dominate Capitol Hill, the U.S. federal government will quietly spend over half a trillion dollars on tax programs to help American households build wealth. Indeed, these annual investments will promote wealth — for those who already | Read more >

All-In Cities Update -- April 2017

All-In Cities Update -- April 2017

07 Apr 2017 | PolicyLink


Four months into 2017, leaders across the country are demonstrating the power of collaboration — aligning priorities, coordinating action, and sharing information and new ideas — to push back against attacks on equity and inclusion. We are honored to have partnered with so many | Read more >

Stop the Abuse of Court-Imposed Fines and Fees

Stop the Abuse of Court-Imposed Fines and Fees

29 Mar 2017 | PolicyLink

More than $50 billion in debt is currently being held by approximately 10 million people because of their involvement in the criminal justice system. Much of this debt is because low-income people simply do not have the money to pay fines and fees.

While “debtors’ prisons” are | Read more >

RESIST Trump’s Disastrous Budget!

RESIST Trump’s Disastrous Budget!

17 Mar 2017 | PolicyLink

The preliminary budget released from the White House yesterday is a NIGHTMARE for the entire nation --- poor and low-income people, middle-income people, people of color, children, seniors, people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, working people, those living in rural areas, | Read more >

Together We Can Build a More Equitable Tax Code

Together We Can Build a More Equitable Tax Code

01 Mar 2017 | PolicyLink

Annually, the federal government returns upwards of $640 billion directly back to households to help increase financial security through the tax code. Of that, nearly 80 percent goes back to households who are already wealthy. Current tax reform proposals aim to increase the amount | Read more >

Introducing the Corporate Racial Equity Advantage

Introducing the Corporate Racial Equity Advantage

08 Feb 2017 |

Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director, FSG

Now, more than ever, the future of America depends on equity-- just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. The | Read more >

1/30 -  Upcoming Webinar on Sanctuary Spaces

1/30 - Upcoming Webinar on Sanctuary Spaces

17 Jan 2017 |

In today’s political climate, immigrant families, Muslim residents, and other communities of color face increased surveillance and growing threats to their safety and well-being.

 
Join PolicyLink and our partners on January 30, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PT (2:30 p.m. ET) for a | Read more >

All-In Cities Update: December 12, 2016

All-In Cities Update: December 12, 2016

12 Dec 2016 | PolicyLink

In the aftermath of November 8, it is clearer than ever that cities and the counties and metropolitan regions in which they are situated are the crucibles where an inclusive American economy and democracy can and must be forged. From Atlanta to Indianapolis, cities across the | Read more >

Six Ways to Vote for Equitable Growth and Shared Prosperity

Six Ways to Vote for Equitable Growth and Shared Prosperity

27 Oct 2016 | Abbie Langston
September National Equity Atlas Update

September National Equity Atlas Update

27 Sep 2016 | PolicyLink

The Atlas is announcing the beta version of a new feature that highlights the equity movement on-the-ground:
 
Preview neighborhood-level mapping added to the Atlas
Today, we released the beta version of new interactive neighborhood-level mapping on the Atlas. These new maps allow | Read more >

 New Report Sets Equitable Development Agenda for Pittsburgh

New Report Sets Equitable Development Agenda for Pittsburgh

16 Sep 2016 | PolicyLink

Pittsburgh is a city on the rise, yet too many residents remain cut off from opportunity by poverty, structural racism, and discrimination. Local leaders must implement a targeted, intentional strategy for equitable development to ensure all can thrive in the new Pittsburgh. | Read more >

Oakland’s Displacement Crisis: As Told by the Numbers

Oakland’s Displacement Crisis: As Told by the Numbers

02 Sep 2016 | PolicyLink
Oakland stands at the center of a perfect storm. The city and surrounding Bay Area region are experiencing extraordinary economic growth, but housing production is not keeping pace with the escalated demands, nor is sufficient housing affordable to many existing residents and the | Read more >
Grand Rapids Company Unlocks the Potential of Former Inmates

Grand Rapids Company Unlocks the Potential of Former Inmates

21 Mar 2016 |
Seven years ago, Jahaun McKinley could not have imagined his life today — a thriving career, a place in his community as a mentor and role model to at-risk youth. That’s because as of 2009, McKinley had spent more than half his lifetime — 19 years — in prison. Now he’s part of a | Read more >
Youth Take the Lead in Foodie Business Programs

Youth Take the Lead in Foodie Business Programs

10 Mar 2016 | Alexis Stephens

At Whole Foods Markets and farmers’ markets in the Detroit metropolitan area, you can purchase a box of Mitten Bites, the yummy no-bake granola treats dreamed up by Hassan Amaleki and a group of his former high school classmates. These all-natural snacks come in two delectable | Read more >

Oakland Army Base Is a Model for Equitable Development

Oakland Army Base Is a Model for Equitable Development

25 Feb 2016 | America's Tomorrow

Nearly three years ago developers, unions, community leaders, and government officials in Oakland, California, came together to make sure the city’s biggest construction project in decades would create jobs and apprenticeships for residents who need them most. By every measure, the | Read more >

Equity Speaks: A Podcast Series

31 Dec 2015 |

Equity Speaks explores the role of racial and social equity in policy, politics, and pop culture through in-depth conversations with movement trailblazers.

A Conversation with Rick Lowe - Artist, Social Sculptor, and 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow

Their conversation delves into | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: Cultivating an Economic Revival in America’s Legacy Cities

Summit Snapshot: Cultivating an Economic Revival in America’s Legacy Cities

19 Nov 2015 | Beth McConnell, Policy Director, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

By Beth McConnell, Policy | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: Data-Driven Policy Advocacy around Race and Place

Summit Snapshot: Data-Driven Policy Advocacy around Race and Place

16 Nov 2015 | Tara Marlowe, Fellow, Equity and Opportunity Studies, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

By Tara Marlowe, Fellow, | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: The Future of Equity in Place, Race, and Economy

Summit Snapshot: The Future of Equity in Place, Race, and Economy

05 Nov 2015 | By Jeff T., Oakland, California

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

“Place matters and | Read more >

Equity Summit 2015—Exploring Race, Place, and Economy in Los Angeles

Equity Summit 2015—Exploring Race, Place, and Economy in Los Angeles

08 Oct 2015 | Jesus Flores, PolicyLink Intern

The countdown for the Equity Summit 2015 is coming to a close. With more than 200 speakers and presenters from across the country, this year’s Summit will not only offer unprecedented insight into local, regional, and national issues — it will give attendees a unique viewpoint on | Read more >

Tell Your State Senator: Tax Fairness Is an Equity Priority

Tell Your State Senator: Tax Fairness Is an Equity Priority

20 Jul 2015 | California Equity Quarterly

Making our tax system fair should be a top priority for people who care about shaping an equitable California — where revenue comes from can impact equity just as much as where we choose to invest it. And at a time when California is searching for new revenue to make up for cuts in | Read more >

On the Ground: PODER

On the Ground: PODER

16 Jul 2015 | California Equity Quarterly

Since 1991, PODER — People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights — has worked to improve the lives of low-income communities and communities of color within San Francisco’s Mission and Excelsior districts, with a particular focus on Latino immigrants. PODER brings | Read more >

The Movement for Local Food Procurement

The Movement for Local Food Procurement

30 May 2015 |

Food procurement—how and from whom food is purchased—matters when it comes to ensuring the health and well-being for millions of families, workers, and consumers. Local Food Procurement improves access to healthy food for low-income families and communities of color and also | Read more >

Investing in Youth in Baltimore: A Q&A with Councilman Bill Henry

Investing in Youth in Baltimore: A Q&A with Councilman Bill Henry

11 May 2015 | America's Tomorrow

When national media swarmed Baltimore this April to cover the protests and unrest that followed the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody, 4th District City Councilman Bill Henry found himself addressing a packed room of media personnel.  Yet just 19 hours | Read more >

A Loan Fund Committed to Not Just Jobs, But Good Jobs

A Loan Fund Committed to Not Just Jobs, But Good Jobs

01 May 2015 | America's Tomorrow

Good jobs are the bedrock of a thriving community. While millions of new jobs have been added to the economy in the years since the recession, these jobs have not necessarily delivered on the promise of economic recovery for the communities that need it most.

This is the crucial | Read more >

How the Proposed Fair Housing Rule Will Boost the Economy

How the Proposed Fair Housing Rule Will Boost the Economy

27 Mar 2015 | America's Tomorrow

Strong and effective fair housing laws are essential for building prosperity — for people struggling to get by, for local and regional economies that benefit from thriving communities, and for the nation as a whole. That’s why a proposed rule by the Department of Housing and Urban | Read more >

Meet Our Four Newest Indicators

Meet Our Four Newest Indicators

10 Mar 2015 | Sarah Treuhaft

The National Equity Atlas is a living resource, and we are thrilled to announce the addition of four new indicators to the site:

  • Wages: $15/hr
  • Income inequality: 95/20 ratio
  • Diversity index
  • Contribution to growth: Immigrants
     

Here is a breakdown of each new indicator: 

Wages: | Read more >

Call to Action:  Tell the Federal Communications Commission We Need Affordable Internet for All Now!

Call to Action: Tell the Federal Communications Commission We Need Affordable Internet for All Now!

20 Jan 2015 | Guest Blogger: Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF)

In the heart of Silicon Valley, parents drive their children to the library nightly so they can get on a computer with Internet access to do their homework.

In New York City, many public housing residents have no high-speed broadband in their homes.

In Florida, migrant families | Read more >

Work Twice as Hard to be Equal

Work Twice as Hard to be Equal

12 Jan 2015 | Guest Blogger: Meizhu Lui

When I was a kid, my Chinese parents used to say to me (as they sat me in front of my homework while my white friends were out playing), “You not White!  You work twice as hard to be equal!”  That just made me roll my eyes at their naïveté.  After all, this was America, the land of | Read more >

New York City Invests in Worker Co-ops — and Equitable Growth

New York City Invests in Worker Co-ops — and Equitable Growth

12 Jan 2015 | America's Tomorrow
Before Yadira Fragoso became a worker-owner at Si Se Puede, a housecleaning cooperative of immigrant women in New York, she earned $6.25 to $10 an hour in various jobs. She had no control over her hours or schedule and sometimes had to bring her children to work.
 
Now she earns | Read more >
Worlds Apart: The Changing Reality of Rural Poverty

Worlds Apart: The Changing Reality of Rural Poverty

09 Jan 2015 | Chris Schildt

How can poor rural communities escape poverty? In her acclaimed 1999 book, Worlds Apart, author Cynthia Duncan examined rural inequity through detailed portraits of communities in Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta, and northern New England. In a newly released second edition, she | Read more >

How Our Foundation is Using an Equity Framework—and Equity Data—to Guide Our Investments

How Our Foundation is Using an Equity Framework—and Equity Data—to Guide Our Investments

30 Dec 2014 | Guest Blogger: Cara Matteliano, Vice President, Community Impact at Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

(cross posted from the National Equity Atlas)

For 95 years, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has been committed to realizing its vision of a vibrant, inclusive region with opportunity for all. Our foundation makes the most of its clients’ generosity by bringing together | Read more >

Turning Waste into Economic Opportunity

Turning Waste into Economic Opportunity

05 Dec 2014 | America's Tomorrow
Anthony Smith's life turned around when he was 46. After 32 years of being in and out of prison, he found RecycleForce, an Indianapolis-based social enterprise that combines recycling services and workforce development for people returning from prison. "Working here has changed my | Read more >
Who Benefits from the Tax Code?

Who Benefits from the Tax Code?

18 Nov 2014 | PolicyLink

In theory, tax code–based public subsidies should help all families save and invest, but instead, wealthier households receive most of the benefits. In fact, a recent analysis of the largest wealth-building tax subsidies found that the top 1 percent of households received more | Read more >

Midterm Election Round-up

Midterm Election Round-up

06 Nov 2014 | Chris Schildt

Ballots are in, and voters showed overwhelming support for measures to build a more equitable economy this election season.

Here’s the quick round-up of the victories:

  • Minimum wage increases passed in every city and state – including Arkansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Alaska, and | Read more >
Five Ways to Vote for an All-In Economy

Five Ways to Vote for an All-In Economy

03 Nov 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Equity and opportunity are on Election Day ballots around the country, giving millions of Americans the chance to vote for policies to build a just and inclusive economy.

Here are five ways that you can vote to put our cities, states, and the nation on a path to equitable growth | Read more >

Announcing:  The National Equity Atlas

Announcing: The National Equity Atlas

23 Oct 2014 | PolicyLink

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the National Equity Atlas — a unique data tool for those working to transform America's economy into one that is equitable, resilient, and prosperous.

Developed by PolicyLink and the University of Southern California's Program for | Read more >

An Equity Profile of Houston-Galveston

An Equity Profile of Houston-Galveston

14 Oct 2014 | PolicyLink

Houston-Galveston is characterized by overall economic strength and resilience, but wide racial gaps in income, health, and opportunity coupled with declining wages, a shrinking middle class, and rising inequality place the region’s economic success and future at risk.

Our analysis | Read more >

Why "Ban the Box" Matters: Durham's Success Story

Why "Ban the Box" Matters: Durham's Success Story

10 Oct 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Want proof that "ban the box" policies help people with criminal records secure good jobs while helping employers hire good workers? You'll find it in Durham, North Carolina, where government hiring of people with records has increased dramatically since the city and county removed | Read more >

Why Equity Advocates Should Care About the Fed

Why Equity Advocates Should Care About the Fed

11 Sep 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Kendra Brooks from Philadelphia joined a determined band of grassroots advocates who traveled to a secluded mountain resort in Wyoming in late August to deliver two messages to the nation's chief banking officials.

First, include the voices of workers and low-income communities in | Read more >

Advice to Mayors: Use Clusters to Shape Inclusive Economic Growth Plans

Advice to Mayors: Use Clusters to Shape Inclusive Economic Growth Plans

25 Aug 2014 | Guest Blogger — Kim Zeuli, senior vice president and director of the research and advisory practice at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

 

Developing an inclusive economic growth strategy should be an important goal for all city leaders given the rise in urban income inequality. At a recent roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C., hosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co., ICIC joined a prominent group of discussants that | Read more >

Can Light Rail Be an Engine of Opportunity? The Twin Cities Story

Can Light Rail Be an Engine of Opportunity? The Twin Cities Story

20 Aug 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Transportation projects should connect communities to opportunity, but too often new roads and rail lines have isolated low-income people and devastated the economic prospects of neighborhoods of color. That's why diverse communities in the Twin Cities fought tenaciously to make | Read more >

S&P Report Argues that Inequality Hurts the Economy, but the Media Is only Picking Up Part of the Story

S&P Report Argues that Inequality Hurts the Economy, but the Media Is only Picking Up Part of the Story

13 Aug 2014 | Heather McCulloch, PolicyLink Consultant & Manager of the Asset Funders Network/Tax Policy Project

In case you, missed it…

The recent report by Standard and Poor’s (S&P), How Income Inequality is Dampening U.S. Economic Growth, is finally bringing the business community into a conversation about the adverse effects of rising inequality on our economy. The report argued that the | Read more >

In New York City, Reinventing Trade School for the Digital Age

In New York City, Reinventing Trade School for the Digital Age

08 Aug 2014 | America's Tomorrow
Picture a room full of 28 New Yorkers, women and men, diverse in race and ethnicity, with two things in common. They're all scraping by financially. And nobody is a geek or a math wiz.
 
But together, they embarked on an intensive 22-week training program in computer programming. | Read more >
Low-Wage Workers Need Predictable Schedules and Minimum Hours

Low-Wage Workers Need Predictable Schedules and Minimum Hours

29 Jul 2014 |

Unpredictable and unstable work schedules are painfully disruptive to many part-time and full-time hourly worker’s lives and budgets. Without knowing when and for how long they will be working, hourly workers struggle to meet family and economic responsibilities. In some cases, | Read more >

Building a Worker-Owned Innovation Economy

Building a Worker-Owned Innovation Economy

11 Jul 2014 | Chris Schildt

Tucked between the steep mountains and rugged coast of northern Spain, a vast network of worker-owned businesses is producing everything from electric cars to advanced robotics. It's also inspiring equitable growth strategies in low-income neighborhoods in the United States, from | Read more >

Promoting College Readiness: Smart Investments in Our Future

Promoting College Readiness: Smart Investments in Our Future

27 Jun 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Education has long been the most common route to economic success, and it's more important than ever. Sixty percent of jobs require post-secondary education and training, up from 28 percent 40 years ago. Youth of color, the fastest-growing segment of our young population, must be | Read more >

Incubating Good-Food Businesses in Detroit

Incubating Good-Food Businesses in Detroit

13 Jun 2014 | America's Tomorrow
April Anderson starts baking at three o'clock in the morning, 5 days a week — and at one o'clock on Saturdays. At seven o'clock, she loads breakfast loaves, organic cookies, and vegan cupcakes into her van and delivers them to her new shop, Good Cakes and Bakes, in the historic | Read more >
On the Ground in Los Angeles: CDTech

On the Ground in Los Angeles: CDTech

06 Jun 2014 | Anand Subramanian

The name “South-Central” once evoked images of Los Angeles neighborhoods riddled with crime and gang violence — images largely found in biased, one-dimensional media coverage. It was a stigmatizing label that ignored the region’s diverse, vibrant neighborhoods.

Today, South Los | Read more >

Tomato Workers in Florida Remake an Industry

Tomato Workers in Florida Remake an Industry

26 May 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Jon Esformes, one of the largest tomato producers in the nation, is a vocal champion for a worker-led campaign to remake his industry and create good jobs for some of the most vulnerable people in America. Why? Because raising the floor for farmworkers will help grow his business | Read more >

Let's Connect to Opportunity

Let's Connect to Opportunity

16 May 2014 | Angela Glover Blackwell

Cross-posted on Huffington Post

Transportation is an essential ingredient for building healthier communities. That's why an equitable and well-functioning transportation system that works for everyone is so important.

Transportation is one of a few basic elements we all need in our | Read more >

Coding for Equity: Connecting Young People of Color to Tech Careers

Coding for Equity: Connecting Young People of Color to Tech Careers

09 May 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Playing video games and surfing the web — that's about all Rebecca Taylor could do with technology a year ago. Today, the ninth grader from Oakland, California, is writing code, building websites, and planning a career as a software developer.

She learned these skills and | Read more >

Re-entering and Revitalizing New York's Economy

Re-entering and Revitalizing New York's Economy

02 May 2014 | Chris Schildt

Jason Hargrove has hired more than 25 formerly incarcerated people to work in IHOP restaurants he oversees in New York State. Now he is on the front lines of the nation’s first governor-led campaign to persuade more employers to put people with records to work.

Launched by New York | Read more >

For Your Toolbox: The Economic Case for Equity

For Your Toolbox: The Economic Case for Equity

28 Apr 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Give your campaigns a boost with two new tools from PolicyLink on how to make the economic case for equity: A new Alliance for Justice blog post from Angela Glover Blackwell on the four reasons why equity is essential for our economy, and a recent webinar on how to tell a | Read more >

Six Tax Reforms to Increase Economic Security for All

Six Tax Reforms to Increase Economic Security for All

15 Apr 2014 | America's Tomorrow

This story is adapted from an article written by Heather McCulloch, Manager of the Tax Policy Project of the Asset Funders Network. Read more about the organization’s work.

Ivan and Sandra Silva of South San Francisco paid off debts and bought government bonds with a $6,000 federal | Read more >

Year of Action for Building Family Financial Security

Year of Action for Building Family Financial Security

30 Jan 2014 | Solana Rice

The State of the Union address gave a glimpse into how the Obama administration is tackling income inequality in this country. While it’s a strong base to build from, we must acknowledge growing wealth inequalities, and pivot to action. Increasing the minimum wage and expanding the | Read more >

L.A. Community Wins New Rail Stop to Catalyze Local Economy

L.A. Community Wins New Rail Stop to Catalyze Local Economy

11 Jul 2013 | America's Tomorrow

Six years of organizing and advocacy have resulted in victory for a coalition of residents, business owners, and grassroots leaders demanding a light rail stop in Leimert Park Village, the heart of Los Angeles’s African American community. The victory marks a crucial step toward | Read more >

Innovate for Equity

Innovate for Equity

02 Apr 2013 |

This post is a response to a group blogging event organized by Meeting of the Minds and Tumml.

Written by: Josh Kirschenbaum, Chris Schildt, and Amber Washington

Writing from ground zero of the global technology economy in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are in awe of its endless | Read more >

Don't Pull Up The Ladder

Don't Pull Up The Ladder

14 Feb 2013 | Angela Glover Blackwell

by Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink and Mary Kay Henry, president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Toward the end of his inspiring State of the Union address to the nation, President Obama said we must “build new ladders of opportunity into the | Read more >

Six Ways to Build an Equitable Economy in 2013

Six Ways to Build an Equitable Economy in 2013

30 Jan 2013 | Jennifer Pinto

This year, Congress must play a pivotal role in reviving America’s sluggish economy. Prosperity and economic security depend on a growth model that harnesses the talents and skills of all our people – in short, a growth model based on equity. Federal policy can lead the way in | Read more >