Dēmos

A multi-issue national organization, Demos combines research, policy development, and advocacy to influence public debates and catalyze change. We publish books, reports, and briefing papers that illuminate critical problems and advance innovative solutions; work at both the national and state level with advocates and policymakers to promote reforms; help to build the capacity and skills of key progressive constituencies; project our values into the media by promoting Demos Fellows and staff in print, broadcast, and Internet venues; and host public events that showcase new ideas and leading progressive voices.

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Demos Applauds Chairman Schumer for Urging Attorney General Holder and DOJ to Sue States that Ignore Federal Voter Registration
This week , Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), Chair of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, sent a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to investigate state noncompliance with section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act, which requires states to offer voter registration opportunities in public assistance agencies.
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Lifting the TARP: Is a Reconstruction Finance Corporation a Better Way to Restore the Banking System?
It's time to look under the TARP, and answer some big questions about whether the current approach will get the credit markets flowing and restore the banking system to serving the needs of consumers and business. On April 8th, 2009, Demos will host a half-day conference in Washington D.C. that will feature prominent critics of the TARP and advocates of a public corporation to take over failed banks modeled on Franklin Roosevelt's Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
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Friday, February 13, 2009
Credit Card Accountability Act Reintroduced in Senate
This week, Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, re-introduced The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act ("the Credit CARD Act"). The legislation would outlaw several abusive lending practices in the credit card market. Tamara Draut, Vice President for Policy and Programs at Demos, a non partisan policy center that supports legislative measures to re-regulate the credit card industry and bolster the household economy, issued the following statement on the legislation:
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Krugman, Rendell, Miller Join Other Economic Experts to Discuss Current Economic Crisis And How We Must Change The Economy
New York and Washington--Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman, Governor Ed Rendell (PA), and Congressman George Miller (CA) will headline an array of economic experts and progressive leaders at a February 11 conference in Washington on how to rebuild a new and more sustainable economy out of the current economic crisis. The conference will call for a new economic plan to break the recent destructive cycle of asset bubbles and build a new economy, instead, grounded in responsible, jobs-based growth that creates broadly shared prosperity.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
American Seniors Living Longer on Less
Older Americans have experienced huge, negative financial shifts that now make it more difficult to enter retirement with sustainable economic security, a new study finds. Seventy-eight percent of all senior households are financially vulnerable when it comes to their ability to meet essential expenses and cover projected costs over their lifetimes.
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