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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.

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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.

by Lauren Harmon & Sarah Baron | Friday, February 20, 2015

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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.

by Sarah Baron | Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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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.

by Melissa Boteach, Shawn Fremstad, Erik Stegman, Sarah Baron, Rebecca Vallas | Monday, November 17, 2014

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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.

by Neera Tanden, Gov. Ted Strickland, Arkadi Gerney, and Tiffany Germain | Monday, November 3, 2014

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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.

by Tony Carrk | Friday, October 24, 2014

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.

by Charles Posner | Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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.

by Tiffany Germain | Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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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.

by Anna Chu | Monday, September 8, 2014

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.

by Anna Chu | Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kochonomics

book_alt2 icon 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.

by Charles Posner, Tiffany Germain, and Anna Chu | Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Florida’s Struggling Middle Class

article icon Issue Brief Economic inequality has increased significantly in Florida in recent decades and threatens statewide economic growth.

by David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Truth About Medicaid: How Paul Ryan Misconstrues the Evidence

article icon Issue Brief Rep. Paul Ryan’s report on the War on Poverty is full of misleading, inaccurate claims that detract from the many benefits of Medicaid coverage.

by Emily Oshima Lee | Monday, March 17, 2014

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Cities at Work

book_alt2 icon Report Local governments need to take bold action to restore the middle class and ensure more access to it. Cities are an important and unique solution to many social problems.

by Joel Rogers and Satya Rhodes-Conway | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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Polling Shows Americans Want Retirement Policy Reform

article icon Issue Brief Polling indicates that Americans are worried about their ability to retire and want policymakers to take action.

by David Madland and Keith Miller | Thursday, January 30, 2014

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