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.
What could be better than a drug that can stop COVID? A society that doesn’t let someone make billions off a drug millions can’t access.
Billionaires are sequestered in protective bubbles and private jets while essential workers are without adequate personal protective equipment.
Not even a raging pandemic stopped Republicans from dragging yet another effort to throw millions off their health care to the Supreme Court.
‘Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health’ report urges Delinquent Dozen companies to protect workers from exploitative owners and executives.
Lifting these financial burdens would help individual debt holders meet daily needs, reduce the racial wealth gap, and give a boost to the national economy.
The problem runs even deeper than Donor Class donations.
People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda.
On November 3, voters in many states and cities approved a variety of inequality-related proposals, from taxing the wealthy to increasing the minimum wage and tenant protections.
The longer the law remains on the books, the tighter the squeeze on funding for state and local public services.
Higher voter turnouts mask the reality of the ‘affluent authoritarianism’ the now governs America.