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Webinars | IASP | 2014

Strengthening Family Resiliency: The Lane Changer Costs of Financial Disruptions

Income disrupting life events are more common than we think. Divorce, unemployment, poor health, caregiving all have real costs and consequences that can shift life's trajectories, curtail family-member's dreams, and have devastating long lasting effects on a families' financial security and well being. Some families are more vulnerable to financial disruptions than others and not everyone...

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An Equity Profile of Houston-Galveston

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 showed the region already stands to gain a great deal from addressing racial inequities. If racial gaps in income...

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2014

An Equity Profile of the Houston-Galveston Region, Addendum

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 showed the region already stands to gain a great deal from addressing racial inequities. If racial gaps in income...

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2014

An Equity Profile of the Houston-Galveston Region (Summary)

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 showed the region already stands to gain a great deal from addressing racial inequities. If racial gaps in income...

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2014

Building an Equitable Tax Code: A Primer for Advocates

In recent years a national discussion has been underway about the causes and effects of growing inequality, but one cause that has received little attention is the role of the U.S. tax code. The individual tax code contains more than $1 trillion in tax subsidies known to policymakers and economists as tax expenditures because, like spending programs, they provide financial assistance to...

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Equitable Growth Profile of the Omaha-Council Bluffs Region

Omaha-Council Bluffs has a relatively strong and resilient regional economy, with overall low unemployment and steady job growth. At the same time, wages have stagnated for most workers and many communities of color face barriers to accessing good jobs, living wages, and the education needed for the jobs of the future. Increasing connections to good jobs, raising the floor for low-wage work,...

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2014

Equitable Growth Profile of the Omaha-Council Bluffs Region (Summary)

Omaha-Council Bluffs has a relatively strong and resilient regional economy, with overall low unemployment and steady job growth. At the same time, wages have stagnated for most workers and many communities of color face barriers to accessing good jobs, living wages, and the education needed for the jobs of the future. Increasing connections to good jobs, raising the floor for low-wage work,...

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2014

Equitable Growth Profile of the Piedmont Triad Region (Summary)

The Piedmont Triad region in North Carolina—covering 12 counties and home to the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point—is a growing region whose demographics are rapidly changing. Communities of color are driving growth, and have increased from 20 to 33 percent of the population since 1980. Ensuring its diverse residents can participate in the regional economy and contribute to...

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Equitable Growth Profile of the Piedmont Triad Region

The Piedmont Triad region in North Carolina—covering 12 counties and home to the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point—is a growing region whose demographics are rapidly changing. Communities of color are driving growth, and have increased from 20 to 33 percent of the population since 1980. Ensuring its diverse residents can participate in the regional economy and contribute to...

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The Equity Solution: Racial Inclusion Is Key to Growing a Strong New Economy

How much could the economy benefit from racial inclusion? This research brief estimates the economic boost of racial inclusion for the largest 150 regions, all 50 states, and the nation. We found that the national economy stands to grow $2.1 trillion every year from racial equity, and that every region in the country would gain millions per year – from $287 million in Springfield, Missouri...

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Webinars | 2014

Who Benefits from Federal Tax Subsidies?

A national discussion is underway about the causes and effects of income and wealth inequality, including recent attention to the role of the U.S. tax code. The federal tax code contains more than $1 trillion in tax subsidies known to policymakers and economists as “tax expenditures” because they are a form of spending through the tax code. Of these subsidies, more than half a trillion, $540...
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Policy Agenda to Build an Equitable Economy

As America continues to become more diverse, the nation's ability to achieve sustained growth and prosperity hinges on how quickly we can erase lingering racial and class divides and fully apply everyone's talents and creativity to building the next economy. Equity, inclusion, and fairness are no longer only moral imperatives, they are economic ones. This document describes our urgent need for...

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All-In Nation: An America That Works for All

Published by PolicyLink and the Center for American Progress, All-In Nation: An America That Works for All describes how strong communities of color are critical to America’s economic future and lays out a comprehensive policy agenda to build an equitable economy where everyone, including fast-growing communities of color, can participate and thrive.

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Toward 2050 in Texas

It is in this spirit that Progress 2050—a project of the Center for American Progress—and PolicyLink—a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity—partnered to hold a series of roundtables in communities that have already experienced aspects of this demographic shift. This is the fifth report in a series documenting these roundtable discussions and describes a...

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Webinars | 2013

Building an All-In Nation: A View from the American Public

How do Americans view rising diversity? Are they concerned about racial and economic inequality? Would they support the equity agenda outlined in All-In Nation? And, how do these views vary based on race, age, and political persuasion? The Center for American Progress and PolicyLink commissioned a multilingual nationwide survey to answer these important questions. The results were surprising...

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Webinars | 2013

How the Federal Tax Code is Driving Inequity and What You Can Do About It

This webinar by the Asset Funders Network, PolicyLink, and various co-hosts looks at why tax reform matters and explores opportunities for change. This webinar is intended to prepare practitioners and advocates for critical windows of opportunity to engage in tax reform debates and advocate for policies that enable low- and moderate-income families to access a greater share of the benefits.

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Webinars | 2013

Does Child Support Enforcement Create a Legacy of Debt among Black Fathers and Their Families?

Child support enforcement policies create a unique and devastating type of debt, undermining the financial security of low-income fathers and their children and families. Particularly for low-income black fathers, these enforcement policies can both limit the ability to secure a sustainable livelihood and prevent them from accumulating assets and, in turn, close the door to future...

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Webinars | 2013

All-In Nation: Communicating about Race, Equity, and the Economy

To build an all-in nation, advocates and policymakers must talk squarely about how and why racial inequities hinder economic growth and development for everyone. But how can we communicate effectively about race and the economy? How do we expand the conversation about racial inclusion in a way that is honest, productive, and engages people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds? During this...

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Webinars | 2013

All-In Nation: Jobs, Income, and Assets: Economic Security for All

Economic security—having enough money to cover basic needs and enough savings to invest in the future—is essential for the health of families and the health of the economy as a whole. But as inequality has risen, economic insecurity has become the norm, especially for families of color. Join this webinar to learn about the state of communities of color in the American economy and the most...

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Webinars | 2013

All-In Local and State Policy

When it comes to equity, local leaders are innovating the way forward. Across the country, advocates, organizers, public officials, labor leaders, and others are building new coalitions and advancing new policies to create more inclusive and prosperous cities and states. This webinar will explore policy strategies that are promoting equitable growth, including an “all-in” policy platform for...

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Webinars | 2013

All-In Infrastructure: Supporting Communities So All Can Thrive

Infrastructure – including transportation, water, and energy systems -- is critical to connect people to economic opportunity. But infrastructure is often crumbling in communities of color. How can we leverage billions of dollars of infrastructure improvements to reduce the nation’s unemployment and poverty rates and create pathways to jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities for our...

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Webinars | 2013

An All-In Primer: Demographic Change and the Economic Imperative of Equity

America is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, but what does this mean for our economic future? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead in building a competitive workforce? And what policies should we pursue to build an economy that works for everyone, not just a select few? A new webinar series drawing from All-In Nation: An America that Works for All will begin to answer these...

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2012

Equity Agenda for 99 Percent SOTU Letter

Presents a letter, signed by over 100 organizations nationwide, on the eve of President Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, urging the President and Congress to plan for an equitable future—one in which everyone can participate and prosper.

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