2020 Policy Proposals: What We’re Following

The 2020 presidential campaign season is in full force. With so many candidates working to make their presence felt, it makes sense they’re sharing new and dynamic policy ideas on economic mobility.

As they find their way into the public consciousness, the Bell believes it would be useful to take quick glances at some of these different proposals. We’ll explore how these policies would impact economic mobility, as well as how Colorado has already wrestled with (and in many ways been ahead of the curve on) some of these questions at a state level. Additionally, we will give you a brief tour through our own work on these topics.

Be on the lookout for these short pieces throughout the summer and into the fall as presidential candidates continue the important conversation of how to improve the lives of today’s families and future generations with true economic mobility.

Get started with the issues we’ve already looked into by clicking below.

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2020 Policy Proposals: Gillibrand on Paid Family & Medical Leave
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2020 Policy Proposals: K-12 Education
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2020 Policy Proposals: Harris on Pay Equity
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2020 Policy Proposals: Warren's Plan for Student Debt
Canceling student debt seems like a promising solution, but what would Senator Elizabeth Warren's plan mean for Colorado? READ MORE
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2020 Policy Proposals: Sanders on Long-Term Care
The way older Coloradans pay for long-term services and supports isn't working. Sen. Bernie Sanders thinks there's a way to fix that.READ MORE
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2020 Policy Proposals: Harris, Warren, & Booker on Housing
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