As wildfires raged across the West Coast this summer, California faced a uniquely American problem: they were short on their usual band of inmate firefighters—who usually work for under $2 a day—after many had been released to limit the spread of COVID-19. In a cruel twist, California would not hire formerly incarcerated individuals with years of firefighting experience due to their prior convictions, despite the … Continue reading Prisoners Deserve a Fair Wage Too
Joe Biden has won the 2020 election, and he will become the 46th president of the United States. Although it may be another week or two until final results are certified, we already have a good sense of where things stand and what happened. We want to show you a closer look at some key takeaways from the election and what they mean for our … Continue reading Biden Won. Now What?
As the final sprint to the 2020 election kicks into gear, prepare to hear a lot about the choice at the top of the ticket and the accompanying admonitions not to forget down ballot races. However, just as importantly, voters will weigh in on an array of ballot initiatives and referendums in 26 states and Washington, D.C. Although these are often glossed over for splashy, … Continue reading Taxing the Rich: The People’s Choice