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Shailly Gupta Barnes: How low income voters shaped the midterm elections

The midterm elections confirmed that in many ways, we are a nation divided. But maybe not as divided as we seem. Voters may be split on their partisan preferences. But in ballot initiatives, voters across the political spectrum ushered in a wave of significant changes. They hiked the minimum wage in Nebraska, expanded Medicaid in South […]

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Shailly Gupta Barnes: Even Now, Our Leaders Are Still Putting Faith in the Rich

May 28, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed fundamental inequalities in this country. With millions of us hurting — especially the poor and people of color — there’s been widespread public support for bold government action to address long-standing social problems. Unfortunately, our lawmakers haven’t met the overwhelming need to focus on the poor […]

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