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COMMENTARY

We need to close the digital divide in Pa.’s communities of color | Andrea Custis

BY: - May 14, 2021

A permanent broadband benefit would rightfully place broadband access in the same category as food, healthcare, and education – things that all Americans count on for survival and basic opportunity.

COMMENTARY

Don’t let the pandemic distract you: We’re in the middle of a dangerous rollback of voting rights | Opinion

BY: - March 18, 2021

Thirty-three states have introduced, pre-filed, or carried over 165 restrictive bills this year -- compared to just 35 such bills in fifteen states in early 2020.

COMMENTARY

A housing and eviction crisis is coming. Leaders must act now to combat it | Andrea Custis

BY: - June 9, 2020

A tidal wave of evictions is coming when the moratorium ends on July 10. The most urgent question we can answer is: How do we lessen its impact?

COMMENTARY

It’s time for Pa. to raise its minimum wage, and lift so many out of poverty | Opinion

BY: - July 31, 2019

For cities like Philadelphia, where the poverty rate has remained steady at approximately 26 percent for several years now, it is necessary. We don’t have the option to put it off anymore.