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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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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Now Hiring: Research & Policy Analyst

The Joint Center is seeking a Research & Policy Analyst. The Technology Policy Program is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible individual whom staff can rely on to support high-quality research, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, and assist in product development from initial scoping to final publication. This position calls for a professional…

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Makes Headway, Pushing for More African American Appointments & More: July 30 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration Senate votes to move forward with bipartisan infrastructure deal: In a 62-32 vote, the Senate voted to continue with the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure deal. The deal includes provisions that are consistent with recommendations by Joint Center Tech Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison in her issue brief on expanding broadband in the Black Rural South, including a $65 billion…

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Our July 2021 Work: New Research on Top Senate Staff Diversity & Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South

Economic Studies Informing the infrastructure debate to ensure expanded broadband in the Black Rural South: As discussions continued on a federal infrastructure package, in early July the Joint Center released this issue brief by Tech Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison on expanding broadband in the Black Rural South (152 rural counties with populations that are at least…

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