Alliance for Justice Challenges Forced Arbitration

Buried in everyday agreements for products, services, and jobs is fine print saying when you are harmed, you can’t go before an impartial jury or judge. See Alliance for Justice's documentary "Lost in the Fine Print" to learn more about how this practice undermines your civil rights.


Paid Sick Days Policies Advance in NJ:

RFF's grantees and partners collected petitions calling for statewide paid sick days in NJ to give to Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson. Momentum is building for voters in Trenton and Montclair to pass paid sick days legislation in November. Although ballot measures were also scheduled in East Orange, Irvington, Passaic, and Patterson, city councils in these cities approved paid sick days policies outright! 

Mayor Announces Aggressive Climate Plan:

At the opening of the UN Climate Summit, Mayor de Blasio called for urgent action on climate change and announced plans for NYC to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% in the next four decades. 

MapLight Launches Federal Lobbying Database:

MapLight's new database includes information on how much money organizations are spending, which firms are being hired, which issues are being lobbied on, who is being lobbied, and more. 


The AAAS’s “What We Know” report, sponsored by RFF, continues to reverberate and is cited regularly as a touchstone of credibility about the scientific consensus on climate.  A recent article in Salon uses the report to eviscerate the Wall Street Journal for allowing discredited and industry-paid advocates to continue to spread misinformation about accepted science in an Op-Ed piece.