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Higher Education

Opportunity for Some

article icon Fact Sheet Gov. Jeb Bush has presented himself as a moderate candidate who wants to restore Americans’ right to rise up the economic ladder. But his affirmative action ban lowered access to college in Florida and decreased economic opportunity.

by Kristen Ellingboe and Anna Chu | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jeb Bush NRA convention
Guns and Crime

Jeb Bush’s License to Kill

article icon Issue Brief Gov. Bush’s leadership in enacting the nation’s first expansive “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law has hurt public safety and placed a disproportionate burden on communities of color—not just in Florida but also nationwide.

by Chelsea Parsons | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Netroots Nation meeting
Race and Ethnicity

Vision Is the Secret Sauce for the Democratic Nomination

In a process that sets up a false dichotomy between economic and racial justice, the candidates for the 2016 Democratic nomination must present an inclusive vision that rallies political will for constructive change.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

General

Infographic: Scott Walker’s Economy

Gov. Walker’s economy would mean less income for the middle class, but tax cuts for the rich.

by Anna Chu | Thursday, July 9, 2015

Chris Christie
General

Gov. Chris Christie’s Most Outrageous Flip-Flops

article icon Fact Sheet One of Gov. Christie’s only constants has been his inability to stick with one position.

by Tiffany Germain and Anna Chu | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
General

Jeb Bush: Divider, Not Uniter

article icon Fact Sheet Despite how he spins it, Gov. Bush’s policies would divide and hurt Americans.

by Charles Posner and Anna Chu | Thursday, June 25, 2015

Labor and Work

Raising New York’s Fast-Food Wages Would Be Good for Workers, Taxpayers, and the Economy

Karla Walter, Associate Director of the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, testifies before the New York State Fast Food Wage Board.

by Karla Walter | Friday, June 19, 2015

Sen. Ron Johnson
Health Care

Senate King v. Burwell ‘Fix’ Includes Same Failed Proposals to Repeal Health Reform

article icon Fact Sheet The Johnson bill is not a compromise but rather purposefully designed to sabotage the Affordable Care Act by repealing important provisions of the law.

by Thomas Huelskoetter and Justin Morgan | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wal-Mart employee gets son ready
Women

Fast Facts: Economic Security for Michigan Women and Families

article icon Fact Sheet The right policies could go a long way to help Michigan women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson and Sarah Jane Glynn | Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Illinois
Labor and Work

Right-to-Work Takes Us in the Wrong Direction

State and local governments are moving to enact right-to-work laws that harm all workers, regardless of union status, and do not result in the job growth promised by proponents. Policymakers can help working families by pursuing policies to uphold workers’ ability to join together in unions.

by Karla Walter and Jackie Odum | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Economy

Infographic: Unions Are Essential for a Strong Middle Class

A strong middle class needs unions in order to combat increasing inequality.

by the American Worker Project | Monday, May 11, 2015

Seattle minimum-wage rally
Labor and Work

Fight to Raise the Wage Goes Local

article icon Issue Brief As city minimum-wage laws are beginning to pick up steam, evidence suggests that raising the minimum wage does not harm local jobs.

by Anna Chu, Jackie Odum, Brendan Duke | Thursday, April 30, 2015