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Release: We Owe Our Children Health, Wealth, Educational & Environmental Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2014 Contact: Andy Fountain, (202) 735-0503 The President’s State of the Union Speech Addresses Inequality and Mobility in U.S. WASHINGTON—The Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS), a Washington DC-based think tank dedicated to making policy work for people and their environments, applauds President Obama’s State of the Union address recognizing […]

By |January 29th, 2014

I am Trayvon Martin

I am Trayvon Martin. If a kid minding his own business on the way home from the store can be confronted and killed with impunity just because he looked suspicious—based on the stereotypical beliefs of an overzealous volunteer neighborhood watchman—then no one is safe in this country and no one can be guaranteed justice. We […]

By |July 23rd, 2013

Millions of School Children to Benefit from Updated Nutrition Standards for School Snacks and Drinks

Leadership for Healthy Communities has announced support for the interim final rule for healthier school snacks and beverages released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The new rule will help ensure that all snacks and drinks sold in vending machines, school stores and alongside school meals in the cafeteria are healthy.

By |July 2nd, 2013

New Report Finds Social Security Cuts Proposed in Obama Budget Will be Devastating to African Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2013 CONTACT: Andrew Sousa (202) 265-5111 African Americans more economically vulnerable; depend on program in disability, old age, youth WASHINGTON—President Obama’s proposal to base the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security, civil service retirement and other benefit programs on the chained consumer price index (chained CPI) will widen […]

By |June 21st, 2013

An Education Declaration to Rebuild America

The Center for Global Policy Solutions has joined the Education Opportunity Network and a diverse group of leaders from across the country to release a new “Education Declaration.” The document puts forward a strong critique of our nation’s current course on education. Moreover, by coming together around the Declaration, we are demanding a new direction […]

By |June 13th, 2013

TEDMED Great Challenges

Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, presented during a recent TEDMED Great Challenges hangout on Google+.  The discussion explored the current obesity epidemic and what policy-makers, advocates and community leaders are doing to promote environments that encourage healthy eating and active living.

By |December 6th, 2012

Maya Rockeymoore Testifies Before the Democratic National Platform Drafting Committee

Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions and Chair of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare testifies on the importance of Social Security & Medicare before the Democratic National Platform Drafting Committee.

By |August 24th, 2012

Happy 77th Birthday Social Security!

  Credit: National Academy of Social Insurance

By |August 14th, 2012