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Press Release for Letter on Supreme Court Justice Nomination

CONTACT: Simona Combi, 202-265-5111, Supreme Court Nominee Should Reflect and Respect Nation’s Diversity, Group of Experts Asks President Obama in Open Letter Washington, D.C., February 18, 2016—A national group of experts focused on building an inclusive society laid out a set of characteristics they are seeking in the next nominee for Supreme Court Justice. […]

By |February 18th, 2016

Press Release for the Letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

CONTACT: Simona Combi, 202-265-5111, National Group of Racial Wealth Gap Experts Calls for Compensation Fund — Health and Wealth Connected in Flint Water Crisis– Washington, D.C., February 3, 2016—A group of experts that focus on building wealth for communities of color calls on Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to establish a Health and Compensation Fund […]

By |February 3rd, 2016

The Affordable Care Act Eliminated The Black-White Disparity for Children in 2014

People of Color Have Gained Health Insurance Mostly Through Private Market Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2015—Health insurance disparities between black and white children and between Asian Americans and whites were eliminated in 2014 due to the Affordable Care Act, a new analysis from the Center for Global Policy Solutions finds. “Obamacare Reduces Racial Disparities in […]

By |December 16th, 2015

Gap Between Men’s and Women’s Wealth Persists Throughout Lifetime Regardless of Education

– Race and Single Parenthood Deepen Wealth Inequalities – Contact: Jennifer Farland,, 202-297-1261 Simona Combi,, 202-265-5111 Chicago, Ill., July 14, 2015—Single women have only 32 cents for every dollar of wealth owned by single men, a report released today by the Asset Funders Network (ANF) finds. The women’s wealth gap lies at the heart […]

By |July 14th, 2015

Press Release for the Policy Agenda to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Contact: Simona Combi, 202-265-5111 Group of Experts Releases Comprehensive Policy Recommendations Aimed at Helping People of Color Achieve Economic Stability Washington, D.C., June 10, 2015—The 200 members of the Experts of Color Network released “A Policy Agenda for Closing the Racial Wealth Gap” today. Black and Latino families hold 6 and 7 cents respectively […]

By |June 10th, 2015

Leaders Honored for Contributions to Communities of Color before Capitol Hill Summit on the Racial Wealth Gap

Contact: Simona Combi, 202-265-5111 Washington, D.C., April 27, 2015—Four leaders who have championed the cause of economic security for low-income Americans and communities of color will be honored at the 2015 Asset Builder Champion Awards Reception on April 29. The Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative will recognize the contributions of Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez […]

By |April 27th, 2015

Four Accomplished Voices for the Vulnerable to Receive First Asset Builder Champion Awards

CONTACTS: Adam Shapiro 202-427-3603 Simona Combi 202-265-5111 Honorees Recognized as the Racial Wealth Gap Takes Center Stage on Capitol Hill with New Research, Recommendations WASHINGTON—April 29, 2014—Four distinguished leaders in identifying and working to fix the nation’s wealth inequality problem will be honored for their long-time dedication to the effort this week as […]

By |April 30th, 2014

Latest Research Shows Why Minorities Are ‘Beyond Broke’ as Racial Wealth Gap Persists and Threatens U.S. Economic Security

CONTACTS: Adam Shapiro, 202-427-3603 Simona Combi, 202-265-5111 Experts Recommend New Savings and Housing Proposals to Stem Inequality as They Prepare for Summit at U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON—April 29, 2014—New analysis of 2011 Census data reveals an acute racial and ethnic wealth gap that is causing a group of leading experts to call for important […]

By |April 29th, 2014

CGPS: Obesity Rates among Young Children Drop by 43 Percent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2014 Contact: Andy Fountain (202) 265-5111 Findings reinforce the need for policies to reduce childhood obesity WASHINGTON—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that obesity rates among two- to five-year olds have dropped by 43 percent over the past decade. Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program […]

By |February 27th, 2014