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Posted by | June 23, 2014
Virginia Caucus

Facilitators will give an overview of the landscape in the state, talk about whats’s at stake and tell you ways you can volunteer or plug in to existing efforts. NOTE:...

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Posted by | June 20, 2014
Underwriting Good Jobs

As the largest purchaser of goods and services in the country, the federal government is also the nation’s biggest low-wage job creator. But it doesn’t have to be this way....

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Posted by | May 5, 2014
Common Core: A View from the Middle

The Common Core State Standards—expectations of what children should know and be able to do by the conclusion of each school year—have been adopted by 40 states and DC because...

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Posted by | May 5, 2014
The Corporate Takeover of Our Neighborhood Public Schools: A Detroit Case Study

This session will utilize key findings and data that have been learned by observing the flawed attempts to corporatize Michigan's most vulnerable and struggling schools. It will also examine alternatives...

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Posted by | May 5, 2014
Moving Beyond Petitions: How Organizations Can Harness Distributed Campaigns to Build Progressive Power

What does it take to turn an online petition into a full-fledged, multifaceted, effective campaign that builds progressive power? We'll discuss what we've learned about turning petitions into winning campaigns...

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Posted by | May 5, 2014
The 1% Courts: How the Justice System Is Being Closed Off to Ordinary Americans

In recent years, the Supreme Court has issued a series of decisions making it harder for ordinary Americans to get into court and hold corporate wrongdoers accountable. The result is...

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Posted by | May 5, 2014
Not Just Detroit: How to Fight Back Against Wall Street and Predatory Municipal Finance

Last summer, Wall Street banks were poised to jump to the front of the line in the Detroit bankruptcy. The city was going to have to slash retirees' pensions and...

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Posted by | May 5, 2014
Stink Tanks in Your State: Inside the State Policy Network (SPN)

The State Policy Network (SPN) is a network of 64 right-wing state-based "think tanks" that have been the leading advocates of the right-wing agenda in the states for over the...

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Posted by | May 5, 2014
Fighting for Democratic Practices after an Emergency Manager Takeover in Michigan: Report from the Trenches

Since taking office in 2010, Rick Snyder, the corporate-friendly Republican governor of Michigan, has installed 10 so-called "emergency managers" (EMs) to take the place of elected mayors, city councils, and...

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Posted by | May 5, 2014
Manufacturing a Middle Class with Quality Jobs

Rebuilding our manufacturing base is the key to building a strong economy for the future and putting millions of people back to work in good middle class jobs. Manufacturing has...

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