Fight to Raise the Wage Goes Local
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.
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.
The ‘Sheldon Adelson Primary’
Fact Sheet 2016 Republican hopefuls speak before the GOP’s premier mega-donor, pushing ideas that are bad for Nevadans and working families everywhere.
It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage in Los Angeles
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.
The Academy Awards of Voter Suppression
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.
State of the States Report 2014
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.
Building Local Momentum for National Change
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.
Backfire: Republican Rhetoric in 2014 Will Be an Albatross for 2016
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.
10 Things to Expect Next Year If Republicans Win the Senate
Issue Brief Progressive issues from health care to the environment are at stake in this year’s election.
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.
Failing to Act
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.
Kochonomics in Wisconsin and North Carolina
Report How the Koch brothers and their network created a system that benefits their bottom line regardless of everyone else.
The Failure to Raise the Minimum Wage Hurts Iowa’s Families and Economy
Issue Brief Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst’s extreme position on the minimum wage has no place in the Hawkeye State.
Report The Koch brothers and their sprawling political network are expanding beyond federal and even state policy and are going local to manipulate the economic and political system to benefit their bottom line at the expense of everyone else.
Florida’s Struggling Middle Class
Issue Brief Economic inequality has increased significantly in Florida in recent decades and threatens statewide economic growth.