OBAMA LEGACY SERIES

GCPI partnered with TalkPoverty to present “The Obama Legacy Series,” in which some of our nation’s top thought leaders reflect on the president’s legacy on poverty and inequality, and consider how we can protect—and eventually expand—the gains we have made over the past eight years.

Features

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, and How We Can Fight What’s Coming

Co-Executive Director, Indi Dutta-Gupta, and Policy Associate Kali Grant, along with The Center for American Progress’ Melissa Boteach and Greg Kaufmann discuss President Obama’s legacy on poverty and inequality issues and upcoming challenges.

Indivar Dutta Gupta, Kali Grant, Melissa Boteach & Greg Kaufmann

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: Place-Based Poverty

Faculty Director Peter Edelman discussed Obama’s legacy in place-based poverty initiatives.

Peter Edelman

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: Protecting Consumers From Big Banks, Payday Lenders, and Debt Collectors

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) discusses Pres. Obama’s financial legacy of protecting consumers and the achievements of the CFPB in standing up for consumers and holding big banks accountable.

Senator Elizabeth Warren

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: The Mix of Hope and Fear in Immigration Policy

Angela Maria Kelley & Cristina Moreno of the Center for American Progress examine Obama’s mixed legacy for immigrant families and warn against a policy of mass deportation.

Angela Maria Kelley & Cristina Moreno

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: Legal Aid Across Government Agencies

Karen Lash, the former Executive Director of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable, discusses the Obama legacy of expanding access to legal aid for elders, veterans, juveniles & others vulnerable groups.

Karen Lash

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: Supporting Children and Families

Olivia Golden, Executive Director of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), examines the Obama legacy in reducing childhood poverty, expanding health insurance for children, & endorsing policies for fair wages & working conditions. Golden also looks ahead to the stalling budget investments in children.

Olivia Golden

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: Chipping Away at Mass Incarceration

Marc Mauer, the Executive Director of The Sentencing Project and the author of Race to Incarcerate, examines Pres. Obama’s legacy of addressing mass incarceration in the U.S. and looks forward to the work ahead.

Marc Maurer

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: We Finally Have Health Care and Now Congress Is Threatening to Destroy It

Ron Pollack of Families USA discusses President Obama’s healthcare legacy and it’s perilous future from Congressional cuts to Medicaid.

Ron Pollack

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: Women’s Equality

Anna Chu & Jillian Edmonds, of the National Women’s Law Center discuss President Obama’s legacy in fighting for women’s equality in the workplace & healthcare and look forward to the challenges ahead for women’s rights.

Anna Chus & Jillian Edmonds

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: How to Protect What We’ve Built So Far

Angela Glover Blackwell examines President Obama’s legacy from the economic recovery to the progress made on consumer protection, health care, civil rights and other issues.

Angela Glover Blackwell

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: Keeping the Recovery Going

Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and former Chief Economist to Vice President Joe Biden, and Ben Spielberg, Research Associate at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities examine Pres. Obama’s legacy of the economic recovery and provide recommendations to policy makers to keep the recovery going and prevent the next recession.

Ben Spielberg & Jared Bernstein

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: Marriage Equality, the Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ and the Work That Remains

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) examines President Obama’s legacy in fighting for equality for the LGBTQ community and looks forward to the work ahead.

Senator Jeff Merkley

ARTICLE | December 2016

The Obama Legacy: Equity in Education

Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan examines President Obama’s legacy in supporting public education and student achievement, and looks ahead to bipartisan goals for Congress to improve public education.

Arne Duncan

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