After months of a stalemate, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi began negotiations earlier this week for a new federal coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package.
Data for ProgressNew polling shows that even in traditionally-Republican leaning states, voters want the Senate to focus on coronavirus relief and not a Supreme Court nomination fight.
NC: 67% coronavirus - 25% courts
TX: 66% - 26%
MT: 56% - 38%
As part of a September survey put into the field shortly after the news of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became public, Data for Progress asked likely voters a series of questions about the Supreme Court, including whether...
Data for Progress🚨 New 🚨 Supreme Court polling:
53% - 39% Don't fill before election
51% - 39% Don't fill in lame duck if Biden wins
40% - 39% Expand Court if Trump fills
Democrats more likely to say Supreme Court increases their motivation.
We show how progressives can set the terms of the climate innovation agenda, capitalize on its popularity, and tailor it to our interrelated environmental, social, and economic crises.
Data for ProgressNew polling, report & policy to guide a progressive approach to climate innovation. A majority of all voters support a trillion dollar investment in green technology through the Department of Energy. Our latest with @Jake_Higdon & @arjjacob
If elected, Joe Biden will inherit a judiciary in crisis.
Data for ProgressIf Biden is President, he must act rapidly to counter-balance Trump's appointments. As part of our Progressive Cabinet Project, @brianefallon and @cdkang76 lay out the roadmap to reducing corporate power of the judiciary.
In the last three months, 45 million workers have filed for unemployment insurance — and more workers are unemployed today at any time since the Great Depression.
Data for ProgressStates across the country are reversing or pausing their re-opening plans due to coronavirus spikes. @DarrickHamilton makes the case for @RepJayapal's Paycheck Recovery Act to prevent the pandemic from becoming a depression.
Black voters lead all other voters on support for proposed solutions to police violence.
Data for ProgressNew polling with @Mvmnt4BlkLives shows that Black voters support divesting from the police, giving Black communities more control over local budgets and transitioning to community-based safety models.
Just last month, the unemployment rate spiked to nearly 15 percent. More stimulus is urgently needed, but congressional Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are reluctant to help.
Data for ProgressOur latest memo with @Groundwork and @GCPIEconSec shows that voters support automatic stabilizers.
By a 65-35 percent margin voters support automatically increasing and extending benefits.
While the climate movement tries to reduce spills and cool the earth, pundits spill oceans of ink and expel clouds of hot air on how progressives should be marketing saving the earth. As Data for Progress has reported elsewhere, policies like the...
Data for ProgressThe coronavirus pandemic has dramatically increased support for a Green New Deal.
In a global pandemic, it’s a basic necessity that every healthcare provider is equipped with adequate life-saving equipment and supplies. But across the U.S., providers are already facing shortages of ventilators, N95 masks, and prescription drugs...
As coronavirus has torn through the United States, it has struck the labor market like few crises in American history. The weekly job reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics have come to punctuate in dramatic fashion with huge numbers each week...
It is important for policymakers to understand the toll this is taking on the public, as well as noting the racial disparities that are being further exacerbated by this situation. And they need to act now because, through no fault of their own,...
Data for ProgressThirty-three percent of voters have already lost their job, been furloughed, placed on temporary leave, or had hours reduced, and 41 percent of those who’ve lost a job are already reporting having trouble covering basic costs.
To get through this crisis, we need more than just stimulus checks to households—we need consumer debt forgiveness for a real stimulus and recovery. As the chant from Occupy Wall Street went: “We got sold out, banks got bailed out.”
Data for ProgressThe best way to stimulate the economy is to forgive consumer debt: from student debt to auto debt to credit card debt. The latest from @anastasiawils.