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Higher Ed Not Debt Campaign Addresses Rising Cost of College

By Gracie Cano, a Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Higher Ed Not Debt, a new campaign that will focus on the challenges of rising college costs and student loan debt faced by 40 million Americans, launched last Thursday … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Importance of Women’s Rights Treaty on International Women’s Day

It’s Women’s History Month and tomorrow, March 8, is International Women’s Day – the perfect time to highlight the importance of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW is a comprehensive international treaty … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Support a Minimum Wage Increase, Poll Finds

By Patrick McNeil, Communications Assistant Entrepreneurs support a federal increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, an opinion poll conducted last month by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research on behalf of Small Business Majority reveals. The full report released … Continue reading

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Fast for Families Immigration Reform Campaign Launches Bus Tour from California to D.C.

By Patrick McNeil, Communications Assistant After officially kicking off last month with an event at the National Press Club, the Fast for Families Across America campaign this week launched the second phase of its national tour – including two buses … Continue reading

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Understanding “The Meaning of Race in a 21st Century America” Requires an Accurate Census

By Patrick McNeil, Communications Assistant At a Center for American Progress event on Wednesday called “The Meaning of Race in a 21st Century America,” panelists spoke to America’s shifting demographics and the need for data collection tools – namely the … Continue reading

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Report: LGBT Service Members and Veterans Deserve Employment Protections

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Education Fund Communications Assistant A new Center for American Progress report highlights the employment discrimination disparities faced by LGBT Americans who have served in uniform – a disparity that could be diminished by protections included … Continue reading

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New Polling Data: Millennials and Poverty

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Education Fund Communications Assistant The Half in Ten campaign and the Center for American Progress this week released new data highlighting the relationship between Millennials (ages 18-34) and poverty. The data comes from a recent … Continue reading

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