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.
While millions of Americans were being thrown out of work by the coronavirus, the super rich saw their wealth increase 10 percent.
As a percentage of wealth, billionaire taxes have fallen 79% since 1980.
As billionaires’ wealth continues to balloon, it’s time for them to pay their fair share.
Billionaire wealth has grown astoundingly over the last few decades — and, for some “pandemic profiteers,” even more dramatically since the COVID-19 crisis.
Beyond performing essential labor, we are humans — and, in a pandemic, that should be enough to deserve help.
The IPS Climate Policy Program and 339 other organizations are calling on Congress to support ordinary people through this crisis, not the fossil fuel industry.
To prevent hoarding and protect public health, we need to move towards universal care and lower-cost drugs.
We need no-excuse absentee voting now — and that’s the bare minimum.
The president is trying to use the coronavirus crisis to kill the public postal service. We can’t let him.
Economic and political changes borne from the coronavirus must build the resiliency of the poor and working people most affected by the pandemic.