Public Transit, Built Back Better

The Build Back Better plan’s historic investment in public transit would have a tremendous positive impact. If you follow the news about President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, you might have heard a lot about its 10-year price tag. But you probably haven’t heard much about what it would actually do. The bill will investContinue reading “Public Transit, Built Back Better”

To Fight Racism, Protect Voting Rights

The cold-blooded murder of nine people at a Charleston church made it impossible to deny the persistence of racism across the nation. So do the symbols of support for slavery and segregation that remain emblazoned on public property throughout the South, and scattered among some Northern states as well. What will it take to bringContinue reading “To Fight Racism, Protect Voting Rights”

LeeAnn Hall’s Statement on King v. Burwell (with Fred Azcarate and George Goehl)

Today is a major victory: the Supreme Court rejected King v. Burwell, an attack against the Affordable Care Act that attempted to deny quality health care to millions of people in the United States. Together with Fred Azcarate, executive director of US Action and George Goehl, executive director of National People’s Action, I would like toContinue reading “LeeAnn Hall’s Statement on King v. Burwell (with Fred Azcarate and George Goehl)”

Report: Racial Health Disparities Magnified in California Under ACA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Contact: Kathy Mulady, communications director kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org (206) 992-8787 Breaking Barriers to Health Care Access in California “Obamacare didn’t cause the widespread racial disparities we found, but neither did it solve them.” More Californians than ever before have health insurance, but coverage isn’t care, and the Affordable Care ActContinue reading “Report: Racial Health Disparities Magnified in California Under ACA”

Progressive Leaders Unveil Shared Populist Agenda

MEDIA ADVISORY CONTACTS:    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jacob Swenson-Lengyel (jacob@npa-us.org), 312-316-3973 PROGRESSIVE LEADERS UNVEIL SHARED POPULIST AGENDA Populism2015 Conference Will Bring 1,000 People From Across the Country Together in Washington, D.C. this Weekend Washington, D.C. – Progressive leaders today unveiled a new shared populist agenda on a media conference call in advance of the Populism2015 conference.Continue reading “Progressive Leaders Unveil Shared Populist Agenda”

Household Debt Is a National Crisis

Years after Toni Potter’s husband passed away from pancreatic cancer, debt collectors in her state of Washington were still relentlessly hounding her about his hospital bills. Andrea Anderson, a young student in Oregon, has been saddled with $150,000 in college loans as she pursues her dream of becoming a social worker. She knows she’ll beContinue reading “Household Debt Is a National Crisis”

Working Families Need Good Jobs – Not Just Any Job

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its January jobs report, showing that 257,000 jobs were added last month. Increasing jobs is great news, but only if those jobs allow workers and their families to make ends meet. The numbers have been praised, especially the average hourly wages that “soared 12 cents” to $24.75. While wages didContinue reading “Working Families Need Good Jobs – Not Just Any Job”

Minimum Wage Shouldn’t Force Workers to Live in Poverty

On New Year’s Day, 20 states raised their minimum wages. That leaves a lot of states that aren’t increasing the minimum wage — along with the federal government. Even some of those employees who are getting increases don’t have much to celebrate. Workers in Florida might barely notice their 12-cents-an-hour raise. And the extra 15 centsContinue reading “Minimum Wage Shouldn’t Force Workers to Live in Poverty”

Only 52 percent of Full-Time Workers of Color Earn Enough to Make Ends Meet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 18, 2014 Contact: Kathy Mulady, communications director kathy@allianceforajustsociety.org Only 52 percent of Full-Time Workers of Color Earn Enough to Make Ends Meet Just 57 percent of women and 42 percent of Latino workers earn enough working full time to cover their basic needs SEATTLE — During this season of abundance, manyContinue reading “Only 52 percent of Full-Time Workers of Color Earn Enough to Make Ends Meet”

LeeAnn Hall: Our Work Together is More Important Than Ever

Dear Friends, I join all of you in a sense of disappointment and outrage as I consider the changed composition of Congress after yesterday’s elections. That outrage has ignited in me a renewed determination, stronger than ever, that we must continue our fight in communities, in cities and in states where we are making aContinue reading “LeeAnn Hall: Our Work Together is More Important Than Ever”