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A New Chapter in Governance

by Jeremy Loudenback The public library may seem like a strange setting for discussions about governance. But these days, public libraries occupy an active and surprisingly commonplace role in the public policy arena, especially in urban areas. From helping citizens navigate the new healthcare marketplaces to dealing with homelessness, libraries are no Read more…

Ms. Bass Goes to Washington

by Jeremy Loudenback Even as Congresswoman Karen Bass has ascended to the highest levels of government, she hasn’t forgotten her roots in community organizing South Los Angeles.  Though she now roams of the halls of Capitol Building in Washington D.C., her experience building coalitions, using grass-roots tactics, and forging collaborations has Read more…

The New Face of Compton

by Jeremy Loudenback In case you haven’t already read about her in Vogue, Aja Brown is raising some eyebrows. But unlike in years past, when headlines out of Compton focused on chaotic local politics, corruption scandals, and gun violence, there’s a wellspring of optimism surrounding the new Mayor of Compton. Since Read more…

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