Author Archives: Patrick McNeil

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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“South Park” Lampoons Washington Football Team Owner over Offensive Name

By Kaidia Pickels, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The infamous cartoon series “South Park” caused quite a stir last Sunday when it released a trailer that satirizes Washington football team owner Dan Snyder’s continued use of the … Continue reading

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What the New Census Income and Poverty Data Say about Gender Equality

By Angela Pavao, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern On September 16, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual report examining income and poverty data from 2013 and how the two indicators have changed, overall and across demographics, … Continue reading

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Briefing Highlights Need to Address Discriminatory Profiling in America

By Jordyn Bussey, a 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The troubling reality of discriminatory profiling in the U.S. is gaining more attention following several tragic events, including the fatal shooting on August 9 of Michael Brown, an unarmed, 18-year-old … Continue reading

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Why Workers Receiving Tips Shouldn’t Be Paid Less

By Jordyn Bussey, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released an analysis last week revealing that states with the same minimum wage for all workers – regardless of whether the workers receive … Continue reading

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What One Online Retailer and the FCC Chairman Both Want Changed in Washington

By Jennifer Tran, a Fall 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern On September 9, online retailer Etsy took a positive step toward fairness and decency by announcing that it would no longer permit items with the name or logo of … Continue reading

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