On June 12th, the Oregon state legislature passed a statewide earned sick leave bill, ensuring that almost 500,000 people across the state will no longer be forced to choose between a day’s pay and their families when illness strikes. The campaign was led by RFF grantee Family Forward Oregon. Oregon is now the fourth state with an earned sick leave law and, along with 19 city-level laws, brings the total number of workers with access to this important workplace right to over ten million nationwide.
RFF grantee, the Marshall Project, is dedicated to raising awareness about systemic problems that plague America's prisons and courts. Read its commentary on how mainstream press has missed the point on fixing Riker's Island.
A collaborative effort involving the Clean Air Coalition of Western NY (CACWNY) and organized labor to not only help retire the Huntley coal power plant, but also to address the economic needs of Tonawanda associated with the closure's financial impact, is the first of its kind in the country. Based on an analysis researched by IEEFA, CACWNY has initiated a community planning process for Tonawanda to consider how it would transition to a post-coal future.
RFF's grantees have won two of the nine awards for Creative and Effective Institutions announced by the MacArthur Foundation for 2015. The Campus Network program of the Roosevelt Institute, with more than 120 chapters in 38 states, strives to train and engage the next generation of leaders to identify and participate in national policy debates, and advocate for just and sustainable solutions. And the...
The AAAS’s “What We Know” report, sponsored by RFF, continues to reverberate and is cited regularly as a touchstone of credibility about the scientific consensus on climate. A recent article in Salon uses the report to eviscerate the Wall Street Journal for allowing discredited and industry-paid advocates to continue to spread misinformation about accepted science in an Op-Ed piece.