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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.

The Freedom to Vote Act, EITC Audits Cluster in Predominantly Black States & More: Sept. 16 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration President Biden and Vice President Harris support the Freedom to Vote Act: President Biden tweeted that the “sacred act to vote is under attack across the country” and that “we need to take urgent action to protect it,” before noting that he “strongly” supports the Freedom to Vote Act (a “compromise bill” on voting rights sponsored…

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Vice President Harris on Texas Voting Law, Biden to Appoint Chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs & More: Sept. 9 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration Vice President Harris criticizes new Texas voting law: Vice President Kamala Harris called the new Texas voting law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott “one of the most restrictive in the nation” and noted that “[t]he bill limits the options that enabled a historic number of Texans, especially citizens of color, to vote safely in our…

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Eviction Moratorium Heads to Supreme Court, John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Heads to Senate: Aug. 26 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration Eviction moratorium heads to the Supreme Court: A coalition of landlords and real estate trade groups in Alabama and Georgia challenged the latest eviction moratorium extension by the Biden administration. The group questions the “staggering amount of power” the CDC has and told the Court the moratorium “was a cynical response it should not…

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Joint Center Joins National Skills Coalition Fireside Chat on the Critical Role of Investments in Skills Training

Joint Center Workforce Policy Director Dr. Alex Camardelle joined the National Skills Coalition for “a fireside chat about the critical role of investments in skills training for workers, employers, and an inclusive economic recovery.” National Skills Coalition CEO Andy Van Kleunen, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Education and Labor Advocacy in the Government…

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Biden’s Build Back Better for Black Communities, CBC Efforts to Advance Voting Rights: Aug. 19 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration How is President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda helping Black communities? The White House released a fact sheet on how the Build Back Better agenda will help Black communities. The document highlights President Biden’s plans to lower costs, cut taxes, and create jobs. Specific policy initiatives include lowering costs for prescription drugs, health…

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Goes to Vote, Congresswoman Cori Bush Leads Protest for Eviction Moratorium Extension: Aug. 5 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration Infrastructure bill contains Joint Center broadband recommendations: CNBC reports the Senate began voting “on ‘multiple’ amendments” to the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill on Wednesday. If passed, the bill will head to the House next, which “left for its August recess and is not scheduled to return until Sept. 20.” CNBC further notes…

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