Negin Owliaei is an Inequality Editor and Researcher at the Institute for Policy Studies. Before joining IPS, she worked as a journalist and digital producer at Al Jazeera Media Network, where she covered social movements and the internet for the award-winning program The Stream. Negin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in International Studies and English.
Voters made their desire for progressive change clear in November. Now they're making sure their new representatives come through with their campaign promises.
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Voters in several states passed measures to protect and expand the rights of people across the country.
Educators and their allies hope to turn momentum from nationwide strikes into gains at the ballot box.
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A Pennsylvania county goes up against a giant of the private prison industry and comes out victorious.
As city council attempts to overturn a minimum wage initiative, district residents demand elected officials respect their vote.
The toy store's former employees are using public shaming and pension plans to demand severance and fight Wall Street greed.
Misinformation abounds as the restaurant industry pours its resources into defeating Initiative 77.
Down Home North Carolina is organizing a multiracial movement to restore power to the state's working people.
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