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Unions Are Good for the Economy in Every State, Election Day Registration (EDR): Best Practices, Wealth of the Baby Boom Cohorts

Unions Are Good for the Economy in Every State: The Center for American Progress  has created an interactive map highlighting the ways  in each state that unions provide a wage premium—how much higher unionized workers’ wages are then their non-union counterparts on average—and how much more workers in each state would earn in total wages annually if unionization rates increase.  If the number of union workers increased by just 5%, an estimated $25.5 billion more in wages and salaries would be introduced into the American economy each year.

Election Day Registration (EDR): Best Practices - Demos has put together a "how-to guide" on EDR implementation and administration for election officials and policymakers in states and localities where it is being considered.  It focuses on key areas such as poll worker recruiting and training, EDR administration, avoiding confusion and congestion, addressing special populations and looking ahead to the future.

Wealth of the Baby Boom Cohorts After the Collapse of the Housing Bubble - This report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) shows that due to the collapse of the housing bubble, the vast majority of near retirees have accumulated little or no wealth. Most of these households will enter retirement with little wealth beyond Social Security. 

New Resource on Stopping Foreclosures:  Foreclosure-Response.org is anew website offering resources intended to help states and localities respond to the foreclosure crisis. This site is maintained by the Center for Housing Policy, KnowledgePlex, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and the Urban Institute.

The high costs of local law enforcement of immigration: The ACLU of North Carolina and the University of North Carolina Law School have teamed up to produce a report on the disastrous policy and political impacts of 287g agreements in their state, including marginalized communities afraid to report crimes, a diminished law enforcement capacity, and high economic costs to localities that implement those policies.