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Federal Budget

Budget Fights Threaten the Most Vulnerable Millennial Families

Congress must pass an appropriations package by December 11 or risk a government shutdown. A deal that works for Millennials must provide access for students, opportunity for workers, and support for families.

by Sunny Frothingham | Monday, November 30, 2015

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Religion and Values

Climate Talks Must Heed the Call of Pope Francis and the Multifaith Movement

At the Paris climate talks, global leaders must heed the urgent call of multifaith activists, led by Pope Francis, for immediate action to protect all people and the planet.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns and Claire Markham | Monday, November 30, 2015

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Race and Ethnicity

When a ‘Race Problem’ Becomes a Social Challenge

Recent high-profile incidents of racism on U.S. college campuses highlight long-term realities for students of color and help reframe the purpose of higher education in the face of demographic shifts.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Guns and Crime

South Carolina Gun Violence

article icon Fact Sheet The state of South Carolina has both some of the weakest gun laws and some of the highest levels of gun violence in the country.

| Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Higher Education

The Importance of a Strong Federal Student Aid Office

Ben Miller, Senior Director for Postsecondary Education, testified before a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training in the U.S. House of Representatives.

by Ben Miller | Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Moving America’s Families Forward: Lessons Learned from Other Countries

Melissa Boteach, Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, November 17, 2015.

by Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Providing Identification to Unauthorized Immigrants

book_alt2 icon Report Expanding access to and acceptance of identification cards and driver’s licenses for unauthorized immigrants would bring broad societal benefits.

by Silva Mathema | Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Energy and Environment

An Opportunity for Canada and Australia at the Paris Climate Summit

By increasing their financial pledges to the Green Climate Fund, Canada and Australia could help re-establish their standings in the geopolitics of climate change.

by Gwynne Taraska | Monday, November 23, 2015


Infographic: The Equality Act Explained

LGBT people still lack basic nondiscrimination protections throughout daily life. The Equality Act would modernize the nation’s nondiscrimination laws to include everyone.

by Sarah McBride | Monday, November 23, 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Tax Reform

Getting Beyond Rhetoric on Corporate Tax Reform

Corporate tax reform will never happen until lawmakers move beyond rhetoric and agree on these fundamental points.

by Alexandra Thornton | Friday, November 20, 2015

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Guns and Crime

The Terror Gap

article icon Fact Sheet With the ever-present threat of lone-wolf and homegrown terrorists perpetrating attacks on American soil, it is important to close the terror gap in order to prevent known terror suspects from easily purchasing guns.

| Friday, November 20, 2015

Bre'Ana Henderson, 17, left, speaks in a classroom in Los Angeles.
Race and Ethnicity

Investing in the Education of Students of Color Benefits All Americans

As Congress reauthorizes the ESEA, federal lawmakers must make sure that the needs of all students are met.

by Jamal Hagler | Friday, November 20, 2015