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March 12, 2024

A Philly that Works for Everyone

A Philly that Works for Everyone: The Wealth to Fund Our City Exists When we don’t tax the rich, our communities are forced to foot the bill, widening the racial pay gap and hurting Black and Brown Philadelphians the most.

December 12, 2023

Untangling Discrimination

How Temporary Staffing Agencies Rely on a Racist Business Model to Discriminate Today’s temporary work landscape emerges from a history of racist labor practices dating back to slavery and sharecropping. The earliest iteration of temporary staffing agencies sold slave labor

May 17, 2023

First We Get The Money: $12 Billion to Fund a Just Chicago

Real community safety comes from addressing the underlying issues that lead to crime and violence.

May 03, 2023

Murdered Behind the Wheel

Murdered Behind the Wheel: An Escalating Crisis for App Drivers - Spring 2023 At least 31 app-based workers, primarily people of color, were murdered while working.

March 15, 2023

Passing the Buck

Chicago mayoral candidate Paul Vallas touts his record of balancing budgets and fiscal responsibility, but a close look at his financial policies as the Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) shows a pattern of kicking financial problems down the road and leaving future generations of schoolchildren with the bill.

December 06, 2022

DHS Open for Business

Since its founding, DHS has relied on a state of “emergency” to carry out its operations. Twenty years later, this state of “emergency” has not ended and immigration policing, “national security,” and surveillance have become big business.

June 01, 2022

Fidelity’s Fossil Fuel Problem

Fidelity’s lagging on climate and environmental justice issues comes as less of a surprise given its extremely close - but largely unscrutinized - ties to the fossil fuel industry, specifically at the heights of the firm’s ownership and governance.

May 23, 2022

The National Rental Home Council: How America’s Largest Single-Family Landlords Put Profit Over People

Over the past decade, housing in the U.S. has become increasingly consolidated into the hands of corporations, while rents and home prices have skyrocketed to unprecedented levels.

March 24, 2022

Vanguard’s Empty Promises

This report (1) critiques Vanguard’s governance practices and charitable giving vehicles and (2) highlights how Vanguard’s loose definitions of social justice and inadequate screening tools allow capital to be deployed to extractive industries via funds touted as both environmentally and socially responsible.

September 15, 2021

PROMESA Has Failed

PROMESA Has Failed: How a Colonial Board Is Enriching Wall Street and Hurting Puerto Ricans PROMESA fracasó: Cómo una junta colonial enriquece a Wall Street y le hace daño a Puerto Rico Read the full report Lea el informe en