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Counterpoint: The Farm Bill Is About More Than Farmers In the News

Counterpoint: The Farm Bill Is About More Than Farmers

In an opinion piece published by "DC Journal," Lily Roberts argues why the farm bill is not for wealthy farmers but is instead essential for growing the economy and the middle class.

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Progressive Messaging on the Economy Article

Progressive Messaging on the Economy

New research underscores the value of connecting policy priorities to how they will help grow the middle class in America.

Strengthening Early Childhood Health, Housing, Education, and Economic Well-Being Through Holistic Public Policy Report
A child stacks duplo legos to make a tower in a Head Start classroom for children ages 3 to 5.

Strengthening Early Childhood Health, Housing, Education, and Economic Well-Being Through Holistic Public Policy

The preschool years present a critical developmental period sensitive to changes in public health and social policy, for which robust investments in programs that support families can improve intergenerational outcomes.

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Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.

Building an Economy for All

Building an Economy for All

Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.

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