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Progressive Research Institutes and Organizations

  • AFL-CIO: Research and resources on labor unions
  • Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives offers an alternative to the message that we have no choice about the policies that affect our lives. Undertakes research on issues of social and economic justice. Produces research reports, books, opinion pieces, fact sheets and other publications, including The Monitor, a monthly digest of progressive research and opinion.
  • Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR): established to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, it is necessary that they be informed about the problems and choices that they face. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.
  • Citizens for Tax Justice: a public interest research and advocacy organization focusing on federal, state and local tax policies and their impact upon our nation. CTJ's mission is to give ordinary people a greater voice in the development of tax laws. Against the armies of special interest lobbyists for corporations and the wealthy, CTJ fights for: Fair taxes for middle and low-income families
    Requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share, closing corporate tax loopholes, adequately funding important government services, reducing the federal debt, and taxation that minimizes distortion of economic markets.
  • Economic Policy Institute: a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy. Publishes the State of Working America.
  • Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP): national, university-based center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States.
  • Levy Economics Institute of Bard College: public policy research organization. The Institute is encourages diversity of opinion in the examination of economic policy issues while striving to transform ideological arguments into informed debate.
  • Media Education Foundation: educational organization devoted to media research and production of resources to aid educators and others in fostering analytical media literacy.
  • Public Citizen: national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded by Ralph Nader in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.
  • The Century Foundation (TCF): formerly the 20th Century Foundation, The Century Foundation has sponsored and supervised research on economic, social, and political issues. As a nonpartisan, but not neutral, organization, our underlying philosophy regards government as an instrument, not an enemy, of the people, and therefore we strive, in the words of our bylaws, for the improvement of economic, industrial, civic, cultural, and educational conditions.