New Poll: Voters Support Creating ‘Digital Dollars Accounts’ to Speed Transfer of Stimulus Payments Amid Pandemic

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New Poll: Voters Support Creating ‘Digital Dollars Accounts’ to Speed Transfer of Stimulus Payments Amid Pandemic

  MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com With the COVID-19 pandemic still wreaking havoc on our national economy, a new survey finds that a majority of voters from both political parties support rationale for a government-backed digital banking platform to facilitate reliable, expedited currency transactions. The so-called Inclusive Value Ledger (IVL) Plan, or “Public Venmo,” would allow municipal,…

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New Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support for Robust Housing Assistance to Prevent Evictions

  MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com With federal eviction protections set to expire on July 25 and other more localized moratoria also on the verge of lapsing, new polling finds that a bipartisan majority of American voters support a wide variety of state, local, and congressional action to stave off the coming wave of evictions and foreclosures…

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The Justice Collaborative and The Appeal Statement on the Death of John Lewis

John Lewis was a hero to countless Americans and people across the globe, including those of us at The Justice Collaborative and The Appeal, and we mourn his loss.  As he taught us, the work continues. We lift up his life and legacy, which remain unchanged: We all must work, every day, toward a just…

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NEW REPORT: Most Americans Support Making Police Misconduct Records Public

MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com New data shows large majorities of Americans, including Republicans, support making police disciplinary records public. The data was released today in a report by Data for Progress and The Justice Collaborative Institute that also discussed why public disciplinary records are critical for justice.  People were outraged in 2014 when NYPD Officer Daniel…

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NEW REPORT: Postal Banking Would Help Address Income Inequality, and Most Americans Support It

  MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com A report released today observes that most Americans support the US Postal Service providing a banking option for low-income Americans—a goal that could be accomplished through the creation of a Postal Banking Service. With the pandemic worsening already extreme income inequality, the report, released by Data for Progress and The Justice…

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NEW POLL: Majority of California Voters Support Overdose Prevention Bill

  MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com A new report from The Justice Collaborative Institute and Data for Progress shows a majority of California voters support the use of overdose prevention programs to promote public health. This finding comes as the state struggles to address a surge in overdose fatalities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before COVID, California…

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NEW REPORT: The US Needs a National Investment Authority

  MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com The federal government can secure the success of large-scale and long-term projects by creating an agency to build public-private partnerships and oversee economic revitalization. A new report from The Justice Collaborative Institute and Data for Progress proposes the creation of the National Investment Authority, an agency that would use public-private partnerships…

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NEW REPORT: Public Wants Sheriffs to Halt Evictions, Eliminate Violent Tactics

  MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com Sheriffs are not the ones that order evictions, but they do make the final call on whether an eviction moves forward. By wide margins, voters around the country think sheriffs should not evict people and families from their homes in the middle of the coronavirus crisis—much less use force to do…

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New White Paper Demands that Governors Pursue Decarceration Along with Investments in Reentry Services

MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com As states across the country are seeing a resurgence in the spread of COVID-19, it is more imperative than ever that Governors take decisive action to slow the spread of the virus by drastically reducing the size of their jail and prison populations. A white paper released by the Justice Collaborative Institute…

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REPORT: The Public Wants Non-Law Enforcement Emergency First Responders

  June 22, 2020 ]MEDIA CONTACT: media@tjcinstitute.com Polling shows roughly seven in ten voters (68%) support non-law enforcement emergency responder programs. Even more (70%) support a non-police response for when a family member calls 911 because of a mental health crisis. Two-thirds of Americans (65%) favor a non-police response to a drug overdose. A new…