As people everywhere confront a drastically new world, IPS has pivoted our work to address the pandemic and economic crisis, and to deepen our work in partnership with movements challenging systemic racism.
Here at IPS, we have ramped up our research and communications support for the Poor People’s Campaign and other movement organizations fighting to reverse centuries of racist policies.
We’re supporting a movement to pass local resolutions to end the 1033 program, through which the Department of Defense provides tanks and other surplus military equipment for police departments around the country.
We’re calling for reinvestment of billions of dollars from bloated police budgets into addressing critical human needs like health care and urgent crises like climate change.
We’re creating toolkits to facilitate the removal of cops from schools, as part of campaigns to end the school-to-prison pipeline.
We’re demanding increased protections for Black immigrant domestic workers, based on a survey we conducted in partnership with the National Domestic Workers Alliance that shows how domestic workers are at the center of three raging storms: the pandemic, the resulting economic crisis, and systemic racism.
Through a new joint report with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, we’ve identified eight solutions to ensure an economic recovery that reduces the racial wealth divide.
As we work to confront these crises, we need your help. We ask you to join IPS and our movement partners in kindling hope for transformational advances.
We believe that together, we can build a better world. We believe that together, we can bend the arc toward justice.
From all of us at IPS, stay safe and stay well. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.
John Cavanagh and Kathleen Gaspard