What We Do

We fight to change economic policy and narratives in order to build public power, break up concentrations of private power, and deliver true opportunity and prosperity for all.

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Recent Work

WATCH: Roaring Out of Recession: Lessons on How to Rescue our Economy from Disaster

Groundwork hosted a webinar on September 15, featuring White House CEA Member Heather Boushey. The speakers highlighted how the COVID-19 recovery stands in stark contrast to the recovery period following the Great Recession.

September 14, 2023

WEBINAR: Roaring Out of Recession: Lessons on How to Rescue our Economy from Disaster

The swift recovery from the recession caused by COVID-19 stands in stark contrast to the protracted and painful recovery that followed the Great Recession. What can we learn from this tale of two recoveries? Join us for a webinar on September 11 at 1 p.m. to find out.

August 21, 2023

Making the Impossible Mainstream: Learning From Progressive Economic Policy Wins

Over the past few years, with perseverance and resilience, the progressive movement has shifted economic policies, making ideas once dismissed as radical now embraced as common sense. At Netroots 2023, panelists Ben Beachy, Brandon McKoy, and Tara Raghuveer discussed how can we build on these successes. Moderated by Claire Guzdar.

July 20, 2023

ICYMI: EconCon 2023 Recordings Now Available

EconCon 2023 featured speakers advancing progressive economic policy in the White House, in Congress, and across the country, including grassroots organizers and academics laying the intellectual groundwork for economic change. If you missed it – or want to relive the experience – you can now watch recordings of all the sessions.

July 7, 2023

WATCH: How Groundwork Seeded a New Narrative on Rising Prices

Beginning in August 2021, while families struggled to keep up with the skyrocketing cost of essential goods, Groundwork Collaborative saw an opening to say the quiet part out loud: under the guise of inflation, corporate CEOs were looking to make as much money as possible – at the expense of everyone else. Watch our new video to learn how Groundwork seeded a new narrative on rising prices.

May 17, 2023

The American Prospect: Washington’s Secret Policy Engine

This special issue brings together leading economists, lawmakers, academics, and reporters to delve into what economic models are, how they acquired their agenda-setting power, and what needs to change to create better policy.

April 1, 2023

Prioritizing Women and Families Over Deficits

In partnership with the National Women’s Law Center, Groundwork Collaborative developed a fact sheet and talking points emphasizing the need to raise revenues through more progressive taxation.

March 25, 2023

EconCon 2023: Building an Economy That Works for All of Us

EconCon 2023, happening June 8-9, will bring together policy experts, activists, and policymakers to build an economy that works for all of us. Visit econcon.com to learn more.

March 18, 2023

The Problem With Jon Stewart: The Inflation Blame Game

Groundwork's Executive Director Lindsay Owens breaks down the root causes of inflation, debunks the misguided and dangerous economic arguments being peddled by the Federal Reserve, and highlights the winners and losers of today’s monetary policy.

March 16, 2023

Survey of Voter Attitudes Towards the U.S. Economy and Inflation

The survey shows voters are widely concerned about the state of the U.S. economy today, especially rising costs and the possibility of a recession.

March 6, 2023
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