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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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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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5 Things We Can Do To Cut Poverty Today

By Patrick McNeil, Leadership Conference Communications Assistant The Half in Ten campaign released this video today highlighting five steps we can take to help reduce poverty in the United States, where economic inequality is on the rise and one in … 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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Civil Rights New: Full Senate Gearing Up for Immigration Bill; Equal Pay Acts Turns 50; Immigrant Workers Find Poverty Amid Wealth in California

Compiled by Claire Ross a Summer 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund “Senate Digs In for Long Battle on Overhaul of Immigration” Michael d. Shear and Ashley Parker The New York Times  – June 9, 2013 The Senate … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Ending Hunger No Longer a Shared Goal in Washington; Suburban Poverty Rising; Migrant Deaths at Border Increasing

Compiled by Monica We, a Spring 2013 at The Leadership Conference Education Fund. There Was a Time When Ending Hunger Was a National Goal for Republicans and Democrats Dorothy Samuels The New York Times – Opinion The House Agricultural Committee … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Obama’s Diverse Judges; Budget Cuts to Hit the Poor Hardest; Was Roberts Wrong about Voting in Mass.?

Compiled by Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Obama pushing to diversify federal judiciary amid GOP delays Jeff Chiu The Washington Post As President Barack Obama gains his footing in his new term, he … Continue reading

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