Research: Reclaiming Government for America’s Future

by Sarah White on July 17, 2016 in Feature

Indivisible_Logo_RGBCheck out our latest research project: Reclaiming Government for America’s Future.

Few People of Color in State Elected Offices

by Elaine Mejia on December 17, 2015 in December 2015 eNewsletter

Just ten African American women have ever held statewide executive offices, such as secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, or lieutenant governor. No black woman has ever been elected governor. Today, ten states have no black women in their … Continue reading

The Public Sector’s Sluggish Job Market

by Elaine Mejia on December 17, 2015 in December 2015 eNewsletter

The number of private-sector jobs in the United States is growing faster than public-sector jobs across all levels of government – 2.1% compared to just 0.4% over the past twelve months. In fact, local government employment, the largest segment of … Continue reading

Webinar: Talking Race, Talking Place: The Relationship between Our Government, Our Communities, and Changing Our Racial Narratives

by Public Works on December 3, 2015 in December 2015 eNewsletter

In December 2015, Public Works hosted its most popular webinar to date.  In case you missed it, here’s your chance to watch a recording of it. You can also view the presentation slides here.  Later in the webinar, the presenters … Continue reading

Confidence in Police at 22-Year Low

by Public Works on July 28, 2015 in July 2015 eNewsletter

A new Gallup poll says 52% of Americans say they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the police. While that is a majority, the percentage is the lowest it’s been since 1993, a year after … Continue reading

Newsflash: Racism is a Problem

by Public Works on July 28, 2015 in July 2015 eNewsletter

Another Gallup poll—conducted a few weeks after the tragedy in Charleston—found an increase in the percentage of Americans who name race relations or racism as the most important problem facing the country. It’s up to 9% in Gallup’s July poll, … Continue reading

Governing for Racial Equity

by Public Works on July 28, 2015 in July 2015 eNewsletter

Our colleagues from Governing for Racial Equity, in particular Julie Nelson, have published some great articles lately on their approach to encouraging and equipping governmental bodies to tackle racial inclusion in their communities. Nelson connects this work to widely shared … Continue reading