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Support the Women's World Cup Team

The U.S. women’s soccer team outperforms its male counterpart but earns less — like women in every other field.

Medicare For All Would Save Money — And Lives

The last thing on your mind during a ride to the ER should be: Is this going to bankrupt me?

Celebrating Juneteenth with Bold New Ideas

Juneteenth was supposed to mark the end of a horrific era of oppression, but racial inequality remains rampant. These 10 policy proposals could change that.

A Moral Economy Would Save Taxpayers Billions Every Year

10 ways that doing the right thing would save us money.

Time for a Raise for New York Car Wash Workers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York state legislature could end the subminimum tipped wage for carwasheros downstate.

Minimum Wage Reaches Lowest Value Since 1960's

The federal minimum wage has not been raised in 10 years, the longest period without an increase since the program was implemented.

A Father's Day Gift for Myself: Activism

My two-year old child will be the age I am now when the climate catastrophe comes, and that realization is taking a toll.

Decent, Secure Housing Is a Basic Human Right

New York's latest housing legislation turns the tables on the landlord class, offering protections for renters.

Reports and Resources

  • Book Release: Noura Erakat’s Justice for Some

    June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at 5th and K Busboys & Poets

    IPS honors World Refugee Day with a reception and book signing for our board member Noura Eraka and her newly published book on "Law and the Question of Palestine."

  • Celebration of Life for Kitty Tucker

    June 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm at Takoma Park Community Center

    Join IPS to celebrate, share and  remember one of our own --wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and activist.

  • Taxing the (Very) Rich: Finding the Cure for Excessive Wealth Disorder

    June 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at The Mayflower Hotel

    A conference about the agenda geared towards combating inequality and raising living standards for the vast majority.

  • Film: Official Secrets

    July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at Mazza Gallerie AMC Theatre

    IPS partnerships with 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival for a free advanced screening of a true-life drama that stands alongside the best political thrillers; at its core, it’s about the consequences of doing the right thing and in the face of tremendous personal cost.

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