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Four Accomplished Voices for the Vulnerable to Receive First Asset Builder Champion Awards

CONTACTS: Adam Shapiro 202-427-3603 Simona Combi 202-265-5111 Honorees Recognized as the Racial Wealth Gap Takes Center Stage on Capitol Hill with New Research, Recommendations WASHINGTON—April 29, 2014—Four distinguished leaders in identifying and working to fix the nation’s wealth inequality problem will be honored for their long-time dedication to the effort this week as […]

By |April 30th, 2014

Latest Research Shows Why Minorities Are ‘Beyond Broke’ as Racial Wealth Gap Persists and Threatens U.S. Economic Security

CONTACTS: Adam Shapiro, 202-427-3603 Simona Combi, 202-265-5111 Experts Recommend New Savings and Housing Proposals to Stem Inequality as They Prepare for Summit at U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON—April 29, 2014—New analysis of 2011 Census data reveals an acute racial and ethnic wealth gap that is causing a group of leading experts to call for important […]

By |April 29th, 2014

CGPS: Obesity Rates among Young Children Drop by 43 Percent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2014 Contact: Andy Fountain (202) 265-5111 Findings reinforce the need for policies to reduce childhood obesity WASHINGTON—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that obesity rates among two- to five-year olds have dropped by 43 percent over the past decade. Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program […]

By |February 27th, 2014

Release: CVS Move To Stop Tobacco Sales Is Good News For People Of Color

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2014 Contact: Andy Fountain, (202) 735-0503 Research and Policy Advocates Call for Others to Follow Suit, Take Further Steps WASHINGTON—CVS Pharmacy’s decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products is the kind of bold step that will make a positive difference for communities of color, says the Center for […]

By |February 7th, 2014

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

RELEASE: Leaders From Across the Nation Examine How State and Local Policies Have Helped Lead to Progress in Childhood Obesity Prevention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September, 30, 2013 CONTACT: Andy Fountain, 202-265-5112 Summit Highlights Proven Strategies for Improving Public Health; Five Policy-makers Honored for their Exceptional Leadership BALTIMORE—The nation’s most innovative policies for reducing childhood obesity were showcased at the 2013 Leadership for Healthy Communities Childhood Obesity Prevention Summit in Baltimore during Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. […]

By |November 22nd, 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