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Infographic: The Middle Class Needs Unions

As union membership has declined, the share of income going to the middle class has shrunk.

The Ridiculous Premise of Romney 2016: Champion of the Poor

No amount of repackaging can change the fact that Mitt Romney’s economic policies would devastate the poor and prove catastrophic for struggling American families.

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State of the States Report 2014

book_alt2 icon Report To make substantive change and dramatically reduce poverty and inequality in the United States, we must harness the momentum on the state and local level.

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Building Local Momentum for National Change

book_alt2 icon Report Progress on passing policies to cut poverty at the national level remains frustratingly stagnant, but an anti-poverty agenda is building momentum at the local level.

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Unions Are Among the Very Few Interest Groups that Represent the Middle Class

Unions provide the middle class a much-needed voice in the policymaking process, and their decline portends further trouble for most Americans.

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Backfire: Republican Rhetoric in 2014 Will Be an Albatross for 2016

article icon Issue Brief While Republicans’ far-right positions may help drive the conservative base in 2014, many of their actions and messages risk alienating the rising American electorate of 2016—Latinos, Millennials, African Americans, and women.

Rick Scott

Millennials and the 2014 Florida Gubernatorial Race

The Sunshine State’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott has shown that he does not stand with Millennials on key issues.

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Millennials and the 2014 Colorado Senate Race

Rep. Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) track record shows he does not represent the beliefs of the Millennial generation.

Mitch McConnell

10 Things to Expect Next Year If Republicans Win the Senate

article icon Issue Brief Progressive issues from health care to the environment are at stake in this year’s election.

Cory Gardner

Cory’s Colorado

article icon Issue Brief In an economic climate where Colorado’s leaders should be fighting to expand the middle class, Rep. Cory Gardner’s policy positions on women’s health and women’s economic security would squeeze the budgets of working women and their families even more.

Gov. Rick Scott

Failing to Act

article icon Issue Brief Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s failure to take action on issues such as raising the minimum wage, expanding access to affordable health care, and addressing climate change will continue to hurt middle- and working-class Floridians.

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New Census Data Once Again Illustrate Importance of Unions to the Middle Class

Strong unions are necessary to maintain a robust middle class. If action is not taken to prevent their further erosion, the middle class’ share of America’s economic gains may continue to shrink.

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Kochonomics in Wisconsin and North Carolina

book_alt2 icon Report How the Koch brothers and their network created a system that benefits their bottom line regardless of everyone else.

Ted Cruz

The Members of Congress and Congressional Hopefuls Who Want to Sell or Seize Public Lands in Your State

cursor icon Interactive This fourth and final installment of the “Bundy’s Buddies” series identifies 20 candidates for federal office and current members of Congress who share Cliven Bundy’s views about America’s public lands, mapping each of their state’s most visited public lands and amount of consumer spending on outdoor recreation.

State Sen. Joni Ernst

The Failure to Raise the Minimum Wage Hurts Iowa’s Families and Economy

article icon Issue Brief Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst’s extreme position on the minimum wage has no place in the Hawkeye State.

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