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New Research Recommends Allocation & Administration of ARPA Funding for Tribal Governments

New Research Recommends Allocation & Administration of ARPA Funding for Tribal Governments

April 9, 2021

Cambridge, MA – Today, a team of researchers from Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Arizona released a policy brief with recommendations for the allocation and administration of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding for American Indian tribal governments.

The American Rescue Plan Act provides the largest infusion of federal funding for Indian Country in the history of the United States. More than $32 billion dollars is directed toward assisting American Indian nations and communities as they work to end and recover from the devastating COVID-...

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2021 Apr 13

Technology & Democracy Workshop: Developing Winning Narratives to Combat Disinformation

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Zoom virtual workshop; registration required

Join us for a skills-building workshop with AY 2020-2021 Technology and Democracy Fellow Ashley Bryant, Principal at A/B Partners and Co-Founder of Win Black / Pa’lante. Ashley will lead an interactive session exploring evidence-based messaging and how to refine content strategies through testing in order to build narrative campaigns that engage, mobilize, and persuade target audiences amidst a swarm of disinformation.

Participants will examine the “Win Black” case study and identify how to use this model to build their own narrative campaigns to combat issue-based disinformation...

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2021 Apr 19

Voting Rights and Democracy Reform in the States and on the Hill

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

With Georgia passing legislation to dramatically restrict voting access, and with similar legislation pending in other states, fundamental issues of voting and democracy are now front and center in Congress. A sweeping set of election reforms recently passed the House as H.R. 1 and are now before the Senate. The fate of these efforts, and the future of fundamental Senate procedures such as the legislative filibuster, could be decided in the weeks ahead. Join the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation as we convene advocates from the states and Capitol Hill to discuss what is...

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2021 Apr 23

How Are Landlords Managing the COVID-19 Rental Crisis? Evidence from a Large Cross-Site Survey

12:15pm to 1:15pm

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Virtual event, registration required

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated preexisting housing challenges for many low- and moderate-income US renter households, leading to a crisis in which an estimated $25 to $34 billion in rental payments were outstanding as of late 2020. However, there is very little data on how landlords have responded to this financial strain. In this session, Elijah de la Campa, a Senior Research Associate in Economics and Urban Analytics at the Bloomberg Harvard City...

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