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November 17, 2016
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Toward a Dignified Retirement for All

by Christian Weller
Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs

With inequality at record highs and economic instability becoming increasingly widespread, it is no surprise that millions of American workers and their families are struggling. It is also apparent that, following decades of stagnant incomes for low- and middle-income workers, record shares of Americans are ill-prepared for retirement, putting future generations of older Americans at an even greater risk.

Continue reading this Center for American Progress report co-authored by Christian Weller.

November 17, 2016
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Supporting Refugees in Greater Boston

RefugeeHave you ever wondered how it feels to flee your home in search of asylum? Or how the asylum process works?

A small group of graduate students from McCormack Graduate School’s Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance recently offered a free Refugee Welcome Fair to raise funds for refugees in the greater Boston area and to provide a space for education, support, and networking.

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November 16, 2016
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Which Cities Have the Best Websites?

As governments across the world increasingly offer their services online, studies evaluating the performance of such online services (broadly referred to as “e-governance”) primarily focus on federal, state, and local governments. Only a few studies have produced comparative analyses of e-governance in municipalities worldwide. Professor Aroon P. Manoharan at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School has recently completed an international survey of city websites to highlight innovative digital practices.

November 16, 2016
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Kick Open the Door – Then Forward, Together

As directors of organizations working to elevate women’s civic leadership, we salute Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton on the historic and courageous campaign she led as the first women to run for president of the United States as the nominee of a major political party.

But yet to come are the issues of the highest stakes our nation has faced since its founding. How do we ensure the door of opportunity not only remains open but opens wider for women of color, LGBTQ people and immigrants, as well as low-income white and rural residents who feel left behind?

Read the full column co-authored by Ann Bookman.

 

November 14, 2016
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Women Make Slight Gains in the MA Legislature Following Recent Election

McCormack Student at MA State HouseFifty-two (52) women were elected to the Massachusetts Legislature on November 8, slightly increasing the rate of female representation from 25% to 26%.

And, in January 2017, five women of color will serve as state lawmakers.

Check out our latest fact sheet on women’s political leadership.

 

 

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