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It’s Time for An Inclusion Revolution

Center for Global Policy Solutions: Driving Society Toward Inclusion After months of protracted debate regarding our nation’s future, it all comes down to this: leadership matters. The United States of America has espoused the principles of democracy and opportunity worldwide. She has repeatedly chastised foreign nations for repressive tactics resulting in exclusion and the abuse […]

By |November 10th, 2016

Comment Letter on OMB’s Review of Federal Race Data

October 19, 2016 Katherine K. Wallman, Chief Statistician Office of Management and Budget 1800 G St., 9th Floor Washington, DC 20503 Docket No. OMB-2016-0002 Comments on the review and revisions to OMB’s Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity Dear White House Office of Management and Budget, Members of the […]

By |October 19th, 2016

Driving Society Toward Inclusion

Since 2012, the Center for Global Policy Solutions has worked to lift up vulnerable groups and advocate for change under the guiding principle “making policy work for people and their environments.” We’re proud of our efforts so far. Among them: Our Leadership for Healthy Communities project engaged state and local policymakers in reversing childhood obesity. […]

By |September 10th, 2016

Share Your Social Security Story with Us!

The Center for Global Policy Solutions seeks volunteers to share their experiences with receiving Social Security benefits as a child or youth. Many Americans are unaware that children and youths receive Social Security as survivors of a parent who has died, dependents of a parent who is disabled and/or dependents of an older adult who […]

By |May 3rd, 2016

Color of Entrepreneurship Infographic

Although the number of minority-owned businesses is increasing dramatically, America is currently forgoing an estimated 1.1 million businesses owned by people of color because of past and present discrimination in American society. These missing businesses could produce an estimated 9 million more jobs and boost our national income by $300 billion. Thus, expanding entrepreneurship among […]

By |April 24th, 2016

African American Retirement Crisis — Infographic

The majority of African American seniors (83 percent) lack the retirement assets they need to last the remainder of their lifetimes. Additionally, more than two-thirds of African Americans are liquid-asset poor, meaning that their combined assets alone are not enough to make ends meet. This infographic summarizes the findings of the fact sheets “African American Retirement Insecurity” […]

By |September 21st, 2015

Tax Day Is Over. Now Let’s Change Our Tax System

By Heather McCulloch and Elvis Guzman Now that most of us have just experienced the complexities of filing our tax returns, this is a good time to reflect on the role of U.S. tax policy as a driver of wealth inequality, in general, and the racial wealth gap, in particular. While tax day is now […]

By |April 27th, 2015

The Wealth Gap for Women of Color — Infographic

More women have joined the workforce but the labor market has made little progress in eliminating gender- and race-based disparities in wages and employment outcomes. This limits women’s ability to build wealth over a lifetime, which affects their economic security and that of their children. This infographic summarizes the findings of the fact sheet, “The […]

By |March 31st, 2015

New Website and Video from LHC

I’m excited to announce that Leadership for Healthy Communities recently launched a newly redesigned website. Whether you are visiting from a desktop computer, a phone, or a tablet, the new site will allow visitors to better access the valuable resources and information you need to advance policy changes to improve kids’ health.   The new […]

By |January 20th, 2015