If States Got LGBT-Friendlier, They Could Earn Billions

January 8, 2018

If LGBT citizens. As the state-level Williams Institute numbers start to add up nationwide, its becoming clear that legislators dont just cost their states big money by passing attention-grabbingand North Carolinas HB 2; they are also losing out on potentially billions of dollars by failing to pass laws that protect LGBT people. Those invisible costs of inaction are hard to estimateand even harder to convey to the public. The boycotts…


Survival Mode Defines Puerto Rico One Month After Maria

October 24, 2017

A month after Hurricane Maria leaving for the mainland. At this stage in the recovery from the Category 4 storm, many find the current state of the U.S. commonwealth — home to some 3.4 million American citizens — unthinkable. “I just haven’t seen a situation where people don’t have access to basic services for so long,” said Martha Thompson, the Puerto Rico response coordinator for the Boston-based charity Oxfam Americas…