Pardons Aren’t Policy

Pardons Aren’t Policy

The president’s offer to pardon people unjustly behind bars is a welcome one. But he could do so, so much more.

What You’re Saying: Charles L. Recktenwald, Jean Ricca, and Joan F. Walsh

The new campaign In 1968, civil rights leaders initiated a Poor People’s campaign. Now, 50 years later, a second, similar campaign is being launched. The first focused on racism, poverty, and the war economy. The current one will focus on the same three enemies of justice and societal well-being, and also on ecological destruction, which […]

The Poor People’s Campaign: Building Power Beyond the Fight for $15

There’s no question that the Fight for $15 has been transformative: In the last five years, more than 19 million US workers have won a total of $62 billion in raises. In Ontario, Canada, another 1.7 million workers just saw pay boosts of up to 21 percent. That’s great, but consider this: Trump’s December tax bill enriched […]

Sophie Bandarkar

Sophie Bandarkar

Sophie Bandarkar is a Next Leader at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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