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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 22, 2020 CONTACT:Ariela Weinberger, A Path Toward Fair Wages: A COVID-19 Recovery Plan New policy report argues Congress should extend COVID-19 UI supplement and parlay it into a long-term wage increase New York, NY—The $600-a-week unemployment insurance (UI) supplement enacted in March has been a critical lifeline for millions of Americans and

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 22, 2020 CONTACT:Ariela Weinberger, Stopping the Crash: How State Policymakers Can Support a COVID-19 Economic RecoveryNew report calls for state tax increases to protect residents and economies New York, NY—As state and local governments face unprecedented revenue shortfalls due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are considering slashing

We at the Roosevelt Institute join our fellow Americans in mourning the passing of Congressman John Lewis, a beacon of morality and undaunted leadership.  Rep. Lewis set so many examples for us to follow. The son of sharecroppers, he joined the student movement for justice early, organizing the Nashville bus boycott and practicing nonviolence as

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:June 25, 2020 CONTACT:Ariela Weinberger, A Public Option: 10 Years after the ACA, States Are Making ProgressA Roosevelt report assesses the ways state-based public options balance affordability with expanded access to medical care New York, NY—March 23, 2020, marked 10 years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That date

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:June 17, 2020 CONTACT:Alice Janigro, Roosevelt Network Releases 12th Annual 10 Ideas JournalLatest edition highlights student-driven policy proposals that tackle local and regional injustices New York, NY—Today, the Roosevelt Network, a national network that supports emerging policymakers, researchers, and advocates, announced the release of its 12th annual 10 Ideas journal. Selected from

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:June 4, 2020 CONTACT:Ariela Weinberger, 155 Years Overdue: A Strategic Plan for ReparationsIn advance of Juneteenth, a new Roosevelt Institute report explores how a federal reparations program will fundamentally change racial and economic inequality in the US New York, NY—The protests that have erupted across the nation following the killing of George

“It looks as if the system cannot reform itself,” said Dr. Cornel West this past Friday in discussing the public murder of George Floyd on May 25. In 5 minutes and 23 seconds, Dr. West delivers the powerful—and painful—truth: We are living in a moment of compounded systemic failures, at least those of us who

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:April 30, 2020 CONTACT:Ariela Weinberger, American Labor Law Is Broken; Worker Survey Data Tells Us How it Fails and How to Fix ItNew Roosevelt report outlines new criteria for workplace law reform New York, NY—Worker power in the United States has long been in a downward spiral. Over the past five decades,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:April 29, 2020 NEW COVID-19 POLICY POLLING: Voters Demand Further Government Action; Overwhelming Support for Immediate Aid to Families, Frontline Workers70 percent want Congress to “do whatever it takes to provide Americans the economic support they need during this very difficult time”; 71 percent want “major, sweeping action to address the economic impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:April 24, 2020 CONTACT:Ariela Weinberger, Worker Voice in the Time of COVID-19New report explores how and why front-line workers must be guaranteed a voice in the next stimulus bill New York, NY—Frontline workers’ strikes and protests have made clear that workers have been excluded from decision-making in response to the COVID-19 crisis.