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 >
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 >
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 >
Here’s a simple way to grow an equitable economy and lift 700,000 people out of poverty: pay a decent wage to restaurant servers and other tipped workers. If Congress raised the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for all workers, tipped workers—all 6 million of them— would see | Read more >
Halloween wasn’t the only attention-grabber at the end of October.
The Ford Foundation hosted an amazing event on October 30 on our country’s demographic changes, and the many opportunities that exist in our increasing diversity.
If you weren’t in the room with PolicyLink, the | Read more >
Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink, talked economics and GDP on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio this morning.
Crucial to strengthening our economy as our demographics shift? Equity: just and fair inclusion for all.
“If this country wants to have | Read more >
By Mary Kay Henry and Angela Glover Blackwell
Originally posted on the SEIU blog.
Closing racial gaps in income would result in 13 million fewer people living in poverty. Infographic courtesy All-In Nation: An America that Works for All.
Closing racial gaps in income would result in | Read more >
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 >
Statement by PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell on President Obama’s FY 2014 Budget
President Obama’s budget proposal contains several important policies that can have an extraordinary impact on low-income communities and people of color and advance equity–just and | Read more >
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 >
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 >
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 >