Author Archives: Patrick McNeil

Transportation Equity Caucus Lifts Up Advancements in Equitable Transportation

By Kaidia Pickels, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern On November 12, the Transportation Equity Caucus held a tele-briefing to learn how state and local transportation ballot initiatives can be used to ensure access to mobility and advance … Continue reading

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Faith Leaders Gather in Washington to #StopTheDebtTrap

This week, representatives from more than 20 states are in Washington, D.C., for Faith & Credit Advocacy Days, an effort to launch a collective initiative by faith, financial reform, and consumer protection groups to support strong action on payday lending … Continue reading

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Series Leads with Discussion on Street-Level Profiling in America

By Angela Pavao, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Yesterday afternoon, individuals from organizations around Washington, D.C., gathered at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights to participate in the first “Faces of Profiling” discussion, a three-part … Continue reading

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How Voter ID Laws Prevent Americans from Voting

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder last year, a number of states and jurisdictions formerly covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act have considered – and some have enacted – new discriminatory voting laws, such as the introduction of voter ID requirements. Further, in 2014, there have been … Continue reading

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How College Students Are Fighting for Campus Inclusion

This post was written by Jennifer Tran, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund intern and a senior at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is involved with diversity and inclusion issues on campus. It is said that … Continue reading

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New Report Highlights Dangerous Trajectory of Transportation Funding

By Angela Pavao, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Last month, the Pew Charitable Trusts released a report on the state of transportation funding, drawing much needed attention to an increasingly relevant issue. The report, “Intergovernmental Challenges in … Continue reading

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Conference Brings Transportation Equity to Forefront

By Bree Romero, Field Manager Nestled at the intersection of three rivers connecting the Midwest to the Atlantic coast is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – host of the 18th annual Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Conference earlier this month. It was a perfect … Continue reading

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