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Unfinished Business

Here’s Our Stance on Pretrial Justice System Reform

By Alicia Smith Right now in the United States, hundreds of immigrant children are being held against their will in prisons, separated from their families. The highest court in the land could be overtaken by an extremist with a narrow view of our ...


People With Disabilities Depend on Medicaid – Don’t Take Away Their Coverage

By Sarah Shapiro & Arielle Atherley This week marked National Disability Voter Registration Week, a week of action focused on increasing the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to address c...


We Need to Address Food Insecurity for College Students in America

By Katherine Lemus, administrative assistant for field and policy Unfortunately, the story of the starving college student has become all too common on campuses across the United States. Today, being a starving college student has become somewhat o...


Black Mamas Matter: Getting Black Mothers and Babies the Care They Need

By Arielle Atherley, policy associate April marks Black Women’s History Month, National Minority Health Month, and Medicaid Awareness Month. Sitting neatly at the intersection of those issues is Black Maternal Health Week, which took place earli...


AAPI Women Need and Deserve Equal Pay

By Katherine Lemus, administrative assistant for field and policy, and Simran Virdi, a spring 2018 Education Fund intern Today, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women on average earn only 87 cents for every dollar White men earn. To earn...


Stop Pointing at Asian Americans to Downplay Racism at Universities

By Sophie Khan and Huixian Li, fellows at the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University Law Center This op-ed is cross-posted, with permission, and was originally posted in The Hill. The U.S. Justice Department...


Latinas Still Experience an Unacceptable Wage Gap

By Maryrosy Araujo Todo el trabajo, la mitad del pago. All the work, half the pay. Today, November 2, is Latina Equal Pay Day – a call to action for equality for Latina women and a day to acknowledge the egregious wage gap that Latina workers...


In 2017, Black Women Still Face a Devastating Wage Gap

By Arielle Atherley, Policy Associate Today marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day we acknowledge the eight additional months Black women must work in order to make the same amount that White, non-Hispanic men made the year before. That’s ...


Title IX at 45: Where Do We Go From Here?

Today is the 45th anniversary of the enactment of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972 and its most famous provision – Title IX. The law states that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation...


Trump’s Wall is an Infrastructure Issue – and it’s the Wrong One to Pursue

By Arielle Atherley and Cedric Lawson During the 2016 campaign, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump promised $1 trillion for American infrastructure, doubling his opponent’s plan. It’s now May 2017, and we have yet to see the administrati...


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