Posted on 09/15/20 by Michael Shields (he/him) in Work & Wages
Pandemic and recession setting back progress since Great Recession
Everyone deserves to be able to cover the basics, to build a life for themselves and their loved ones, regardless of race, gender or geography. New data released by the Census Bureau today show that this can’t be accomplished by economic growth alone.
Today’s data release captures the final chapter of the longest economic expansion in history, brought to an abrupt end by COVID-19 this spring. Despite some progress, the new data show that many Americans still struggled in poverty, and enormous disparities based on race persisted. Now the pandemic and recession have... read more
Posted on 09/10/20 by Daniel Ortiz (he/him) in Democracy & Government
For all the clever quips people made at the start of the year about 20/20 vision, no one saw this coming. No one could imagine a global pandemic, a societal reckoning with white supremacy, an... read more
Posted on 08/20/20 by Intern Writer in Education & Training
By Siyang Liu
“College towns” are quintessentially American. As someone who lives in a college town myself, the phrase conjures up images of a quaint locale filled to the brim with vibrant bookstores, locally-sourced delights, and... read more
Posted on 08/13/20 by Intern Writer in Energy
By April Hopcroft
As a senior in college, it’s hard not to feel anxious about the future. When I graduate this spring, I’ll be entering a dismal job market in the midst of the largest recession... read more
Posted on 08/12/20 by Wendy Patton in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Most Ohioans are doing our part to get each other through the pandemic and recession. We’re wearing masks, forgoing our favorite activities to stay home instead, and supporting local businesses as much as we can.... read more
Posted on 08/03/20 by Guest Writer in Democracy & Government
Ellis Jacobs | Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
When people in Dayton heard that a hedge fund, Apollo, was going to buy most of the Cox media properties including the Dayton Daily News and the... read more
Posted on 06/18/20 by Guest Writer in Work & Wages
Michelle Rose | Guest writer
Hard-working Ohioans – and all Americans – deserve to stand on equal footing with their employers, to be paid a fair return on their work, and to be treated with dignity.
If... read more
Posted on 06/10/20 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
Local governments are responsible for keeping our family, friends and neighbors safe. Teachers in our public schools, people who make sure our water is clean to drink, and the people who respond to calls for... read more