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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

Read Experts of Color Letter on Supreme Court Justice Nomination

February 17, 2016 The Honorable Barack H. Obama President of the United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20006 We the undersigned, representing the Experts of Color Network–a group of more than 200 scholars, advocates, and community-based practitioners focused on building a fair and inclusive society, request that you use […]

By |February 18th, 2016

Read the Experts of Color Network Letter on the Flint Water Crisis

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 The Honorable Rick Snyder Governor State of Michigan P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 As a coalition of more than 200 experts who are focused on building wealth for communities of color, we believe that it is vital for all public leaders in the U.S. to commit to advancing an inclusive […]

By |February 3rd, 2016

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore’s Statement on the Census 2014 Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Data

September 16, 2015, Washington, D.C.—The national poverty rate is virtually unchanged from last year and continues to be too high, even with the steady job growth we have had over the past six years. Census data released today show that 14.8 percent of Americans, or 46.7 million people, lived in poverty in 2014. Child poverty, […]

By |September 16th, 2015

We Applaud the Supreme Court Decisions, Which Will Create a More Inclusive Society

Washington, D.C., June 29, 2015 — In a whirlwind week of Supreme Court decisions, millions of Americans gained or maintained important rights necessary for achieving a diverse and inclusive society. We applaud the Supreme Court for affirming the right of all gay couples to marry anywhere in the country, maintaining the subsidies that make health […]

By |June 29th, 2015

Center for Global Policy Solutions Applauds Senate Democrats’ Vote for Expanding Social Security

Contact: Simona Combi,, 202-265-5111 Washington, DC, March 27, 2015—The Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS) applauds the 42 Senate Democrats who stand in agreement with the majority of Americans from both parties who believe that Social Security needs to be strengthened and expanded to meet the needs of a diverse and increasingly economically vulnerable […]

By |March 27th, 2015

Statement by Dr. Maya Rockeymoore on the Census 2013 Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Data

September 16, 2014, Washington, D.C. — The new Census numbers released today prove that the recovery, now in its fifth year, has failed to help people dig out of poverty. In 2013, 14.5 percent of Americans, or 45.3 million people, were poor; this is only 0.5 percent lower than the previous year. More astonishing is […]

By |September 16th, 2014