Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Inequality is making charity increasingly reliant on the rich. Here’s why wealthy people dominating philanthropy a problem and what we can do about it.
How Wealth Inequality Distorts Philanthropy and Imperils Democracy
The pandemic has exposed the inadequacies of America’s healthcare system. For proof, look no further than its failure to protect its citizens from COVID-19.
You don’t go to jail for missing a highway toll. It shouldn’t be any different for fare evasion on public transportation.
Many companies are tweeting about their commitment to racial equity, but not practicing it in their own staffing.
With the money we spend on ICE and CBP, we could solar power nearly 35 million homes.
Despite a boom in package deliveries, USPS is facing insolvency due to crisis-related drops in mail revenue and increased costs.
Military spending is at historically high levels, and increasing under Trump. A ten percent cut is an overdue correction to the bloated Pentagon budget.
Tanks and ships can’t save us from our greatest dangers, so let’s pay for the things that can.
With youth unemployment and student debt skyrocketing, young people need free higher education.