Named for labor champions Eugene V. Debs, Mother Jones, and Frederick Douglass,
the Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute (DJDI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded
in 1998. DJDI works to promote a government and an economy that works for working people.

"What Would Our Country Look Like
If It Were Governed By and For the Working Class?"

The Crisis in
U.S. Health Care

DJDI is working to address the health care crisis in the United States by organizing working people in support of Medicare for All through organizing and popular education. 

Projects include:

Policy for the
Public Good

Working people in the United States have – to an alarming degree – lost faith in the ability of  government to serve its needs. The DJDI Working Group on Policy in the Public Good seeks to restore that faith through popular education around policy issues that promote the Public Good.

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Bank On (and At)
the Post Office

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is in a unique position to provide basic, affordable, consumer-driven financial services via its existing infrastructure. 

Non-profit financial services provided by the USPS could help struggling families nationwide achieve financial stability – and strengthen the USPS mission to serve the public.

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