Category Archives: Research & Reports

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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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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New Report on Why Protecting LGBT Workers is a Family Value Highlights Need for ENDA

By Simone Novorr, a Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The Center for American Progress (CAP) this week released a report, “Whose Family Do We Truly Value?”, highlighting the need for policy solutions that strengthen worker protections to address … Continue reading

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Resources and Reports: Growth of Prison System; Reintegration Programs; Life Sentences; Drug Offenses and Welfare Benefits

By Haley Robinson, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Reforming our criminal justice system is a task that many initiatives and studies have attempted to address. According to a recent report by The Leadership Conference on Civil and … Continue reading

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Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Decision and the Role of Diversity Finds a Foundation in the Social Sciences

The Civil Rights Project, an organization that produces work in social science and law on civil rights issues, has released a statement supporting the social benefits of equal opportunity programs in schools that promote diversity. Current social science research supports … Continue reading

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Resources and Reports: Minimum Wage; Low-Wage Workers; The Cost of Voter ID; Ballot Reform; For-Profit Schools

Compiled by Rachel Barr National Employment Law Projects’ new report, “Big Business, Corporate Profits, and the Minimum Wage,” finds that, in most cases, the lowest-paid workers in the United States are employed by large companies instead of small businesses. It … Continue reading

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