Press Releases

Press Releases

PPI Unveils Blueprint for American Resilience

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Looking ahead to the general election campaign this fall, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today rolled out a bold plan for making America’s health care system, economy and social safety net more resilient against future pandemics and national emergencies. “During the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve learned the hard way that our country needs…

Release: In Gig Economy Space, New Report Shines Light on Regulatory Improvements for Independent Workers

Independent workers face a dilemma where they cannot currently receive benefit payments from companies without risking their independent status. WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new report from the Progressive Policy Institute examines the possibility of creating a way to regulate platforms that would preserve the flexible nature of independent workers and the benefits to our economy…

Statement by PPI President Will Marshall

As someone who grew up in the Jim Crow South, I know that progress toward racial justice and concord is possible in America. I’ve seen it happen. I also know that social progress is neither linear nor inevitable. Progress stalls, people backslide, old prejudices find new ways to express themselves. Even well-intentioned Americans lose focus,…

PPI Signs Letter Regarding New Business Preservation Act

The Progressive Policy Institute has joined a cohort of other organizations in urging the immediate passage of the New Business Preservation Act, which PPI and its co-signers believe is also essential to our nation’s ability to weather and recover from the economic damage inflicted by the coronavirus emergency. The Act was introduced in the Senate (S.…

Statement: The Senate Flubs the Stimulus Package

STATEMENT: Confirmed coronavirus cases roughly doubled over the weekend, doctors and hospitals are running out of personal protective equipment and supplies, and unemployment cases are expected to increase eightfold this week. The nation’s governors are issuing urgent pleas to the federal government to use its powers to ramp up production of protective gear and tests.…

Statement: New Business Preservation Act Provides Much Needed Capital to Startups

Today, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the New Business Preservation Act. The legislation would  create an Innovation and Startups Equity Investment Program in partnership with states and private investors, providing vital capital during the coronavirus pandemic to new startups. Startups play a critical role in…

PRESS RELEASE: PPI Publishes “Emergency Economics” Framework For Fighting a Recession in 2020 and Beyond

WASHINGTON— Experts from the Progressive Policy Institute are calling on lawmakers to enact an aggressive stimulus package focused on strengthening automatic stabilizers and other measures that will not only help manage the coronavirus crisis, but also better prepare the United States for recessions that come after it. "Congress must swiftly pass a stimulus package that…

Release: Winning Where it Matters: New Survey Probes Opinion in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

Washington, D.C. - Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania put Donald Trump over the top in the Electoral College in 2016. Turning those states blue again should be a top strategic priority for those working to unseat Trump in 2020. In recognition of their pivotal status, the Progressive Policy Institute commissioned Democratic pollster and strategist Pete Brodnitz…

RELEASE: Young Neoliberals Link Up With PPI

WASHINGTON— The Neoliberal Project, a fast-growing network of young pragmatists, is joining forces with the Progressive Policy Institute. “Over the last several years, we have built the Neoliberal Project into an online community of politically engaged young individuals who are pushing back against the ideological extremes that put our country in peril,” said Colin Mortimer,…

Press Release: How The Democratic Presidential Candidates Would Fund America’s Future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2020 Contact: media@ppionline.org or 202-525-3931 How The Democratic Presidential Candidates Would Fund America’s Future   WASHINGTON— Just days before the crucial Iowa caucuses on Monday, February 3rd, the Progressive Policy Institute's Center for Funding America's Future has released a comprehensive new analysis of the top four candidates' campaign proposals and how they would finance…
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