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.
Understanding how the ‘new right’ went global, and how to respond to their transnational assault on democracy, is key to keeping our planet habitable.
The Progressive Response to the New Right
Fed-up sports fans are stirring, and progressive politicians worldwide are beginning to take notice.
For decades in the mid 20th century, our nation’s grandest private fortunes were becoming less pronounced. Today, we’re on track for another Gilded Age.
The Tax Excessive CEO Pay Act could incentivize less harmful corporate executive behavior while raising revenue that could be used to reduce inequality.
Workers at Cinder Bed Road garage are demanding equal work for equal pay in their fight against their French multinational employer.
To understand how wide our economic divide has become, a little imagination can help.
What coal country needs is a just transition from a corporate-controlled extractive economy to a community-driven Green New Deal.
We need to fix the health care system that has Joe Six-Pack paying the same basic tax as Jeff Bezos.
We could easily fund health care for all by ending military boondoggles and fruitless wars. Here’s how.