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CGPS saddened by the death of Eddie N. Williams

  WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 9, 2017) – The Center for Global Policy Solutions mourns the loss of Eddie N. Williams, the former president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and a trailblazer who linked policy with African-American political thought and research. CGPS President and CEO Dr. Maya Rockeymoore said she first learned […]

By |May 9th, 2017

Center for Global Policy Solutions leader disturbed by silencing of Coretta Scott King, Sen. Warren

Contact: Simona Combi, 202-265-5111, simona@globalpolicysolutions.org Kevin Walker, 202-265-5111, kevin@globalpolicysolutions.org WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 8, 2017 – Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, D.C., think tank that aims to drive society toward inclusion, released the following statement in response to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren being prevented yesterday on […]

By |February 8th, 2017

Statement Opposing Nomination of Rep. Price for HHS Secretary

Statement from Health Care Researchers and Faculty Members Opposing the Nomination of Representative Tom Price for the Position of Secretary of Health and Human Services To contact the organizers of this letter, write to PriceOppositionLetter@gmail.com. January 18, 2017 The Honorable Lamar Alexander The Honorable Patty Murray U.S. Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions 428 […]

By |January 18th, 2017

Experts of Color Network Letter In Support of CFPB Ruling on Predatory Lending

September 22, 2016 Director Richard Cordray Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G Street NW Washington, DC 20552 Docket No. CFPB-2016-0025 Comments on the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau proposed rule: Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans Dear Director Cordray, Members of the Experts of Color Network appreciate the opportunity to submit comments on the […]

By |October 7th, 2016

Dr. Rockeymoore: New Census Poverty Numbers Show Need for Basic Economic Security for Children

Statement from Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, President and CEO of Center for Global Policy Solutions, on U.S. Census Bureau 2015 Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage and Supplemental Poverty Measure Washington, D.C., September 13, 2016—The Census data released this week are the latest reminder that communities of color are still disproportionately affected by poverty. Especially alarming […]

By |September 13th, 2016

Dr. Rockeymoore’s Statement on AARP’s Decision to End Its Financial Support of the American Legislative Exchange Council

  Washington, D.C., August 5, 2016 — I am so pleased to learn that AARP has decided to honor its members and their families by ending its financial backing of the American Legislative Exchange Council.  Important anchor institutions like AARP must help lead the path forward toward a diverse and inclusive nation. This does not […]

By |August 5th, 2016

Dr. Rockeymoore’s Statement on AARP’s Funding of the American Legislative Exchange Council

Washington, D.C., August 1, 2016 — I am deeply disturbed to learn that AARP is a financial backer of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). AARP should be more sensitive to its members (and their families) who are vulnerable to ALEC-supported legislative efforts that encourage voter suppression, gun violence, high-cost prescription drugs, and other policies […]

By |August 1st, 2016

Statement on Social Security’s 2016 Trustees’ Report

Washington, D.C., June 22, 2016—It’s that time of the year when the projected shortfall in Social Security benefits elicits calls for cutting them as a solution to make the program solvent in the long term. Those calls are misguided and the cuts would be devastating to economically vulnerable populations, such as people of color and […]

By |June 22nd, 2016

Statement from Dr. Maya Rockeymoore on President Obama’s Proposal to Expand Social Security

June 2, 2016, Washington, D.C. — Strengthening Social Security is one of the best ways that America can reduce and prevent poverty among seniors, the disabled, and surviving dependents of deceased workers, and promote economic security for all. We applaud President Obama’s proposal to strengthen Social Security given that our nation is facing a retirement […]

By |June 2nd, 2016

Center for Global Policy Solutions Statement on Passing of Cassandra Butts

The Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS) mourns the loss of Cassandra Quin Butts, a policy expert, civil rights activist, and humanitarian. “I first met Cassandra when she worked for former Majority Leader Congressman Dick Gephardt in the U.S. House of Representatives,” said CGPS  President Maya Rockeymoore. “Cassandra’s ready smile, keen intelligence, kindness, and collegial […]

By |May 29th, 2016