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Jeb Bush speech

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.

Infographic: Scott Walker’s Economy

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

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush: Divider, Not Uniter

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

Sen. Ron Johnson

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.

Seattle minimum-wage rally

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.

Karla Walter

Best Practices for Upholding Standards for Contracted Custodial and Security Workers

Karla Walter, Associate Director of the American Worker Project at American Progress, testified before the Cambridge City Council Economic Development and University Relations Committee.

Sheldon Adelson

The ‘Sheldon Adelson Primary’

article icon Fact Sheet 2016 Republican hopefuls speak before the GOP’s premier mega-donor, pushing ideas that are bad for Nevadans and working families everywhere.

living wage L.A. rally

It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in Los Angeles

article icon Fact Sheet Increasing the minimum wage in Los Angeles is an important step in providing hardworking Americans with a better opportunity to get ahead, while giving the economy a much-needed boost.

Obama signs executive order

Top 5 Facts About the ‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces’ Executive Order

Two subcommittees of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee will jointly debate President Barack Obama’s most recent contracting executive order today. The order helps fix a broken system and protects taxpayers, law-abiding businesses, and millions of American workers.

red carpet

The Academy Awards of Voter Suppression

article icon Issue Brief There are unfortunately many worthy candidates vying for recognition when it comes to denying access to the ballot box, but this year’s awards go to the individuals and groups that stand out from all the rest.

Infographic: The Middle Class Needs Unions

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

Sen. James Inhofe arrives for work

Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus: 114th Congress

After the warmest year in recorded history, a shocking number of congressional Republicans deny or question the science behind human-caused climate change.

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.

2008 Election organizer

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.

Dancing

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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